Goodix Live Finger Detection Tech Featured On New ZTE Smartphone

“The sensor combines a standard fingerprint sensor with an optical fingerprint sensor that emits infrared light. That means it can scan the underlying tissue of a fingerprint, which should go a long way in preventing spoofing.”

ZTE has become the first mobile OEM to integrate Goodix’s Live Finger Detection technology into a mobile device. The new ZTE Axon7 Max’s fingerprint sensor features Goodix’s liveness detection sensor.ZTE Axon7 Max Features Goodix Biometric Sensor With Liveness Detection

The sensor combines a standard fingerprint sensor with an optical fingerprint sensor that emits infrared light. That means it can scan the underlying tissue of a fingerprint, which should go a long way in preventing spoofing. Plus, the scanner is also able to detect a user’s pulse, offering fitness tracking applications.

ZTE is no stranger to biometric fingerprint scanning, of course; the China-based OEM has released multiple devices featuring fingerprint sensors to date. But in embracing Goodix’s LFD technology, the company is now in a position to claim an enhanced level of security in its latest mobile device at a time when digital security is a rising concern among consumers.

For Goodix, meanwhile, it’s a validation of the technology it first debuted at this year’s Mobile World Congress, and may offer a boost to the company’s profile as a mobile biometrics technology supplier.

October 31, 2016 – by Alex Perala