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BitVault Smartphone Features ActiveIRIS Tech From FPC

BitVault Smartphone Features ActiveIRIS Tech From FPC

Fingerprint Cards‘ biometric technology is being used in two new smartphones targeting niche markets. One of the devices comes from Razer, a company focused on offering hardware and software specifically aimed at gamers. Its new Razer Phone features an UltraMotion display offering 120 Hz refresh rates, Dolby ATMOS sound with dual amplifiers, and a 4,000…

Japanese Smartphone Features FPC’s Iris and Fingerprint Biometrics

Japanese Smartphone Features FPC’s Iris and Fingerprint Biometrics

A new smartphone features both fingerprint and iris scanning capabilities care of Fingerprint Cards technology. In a statement announcing the integrations, FPC declined to name the client in question, referring to it as “a leading Japanese manufacturer.” The company also indicated that the client’s new device is the first to feature both an FPC fingerprint sensor…

New Phones From OPPO and ZTE Feature FPC Sensors

New Phones From OPPO and ZTE Feature FPC Sensors

“These latest announcements are the latest in a flurry of integration activity with respect to Fingerprint Cards sensors.” Fingerprint Cards has announced two new smartphone integrations this week with two different OEMs: OPPO’s new F5 smartphone uses an FPC1035 sensor, while ZTE’s Axon M features an FPC1145. Listen to our live Money20/20 interview with Thomas…

Huawei Honor 9i and Nova 2i Smartphones Use FPC Sensors

Huawei Honor 9i and Nova 2i Smartphones Use FPC Sensors

Two more new smartphones are using Fingerprint Cards (FPC) sensors for their fingerprint scanning capabilities. Both are from Huawei. One, the Nova 2i, is a mid-range smartphone aimed primarily at the Malaysia market. The other is the Honor 9i, a kind of sequel device to the Honor 9 launched earlier this year, and is aimed at…

Huawei Honor 7X Featured FPC1028 Sensor

Huawei Honor 7X Featured FPC1028 Sensor

“FPC says it’s the company’s most cost-efficient sensor yet, and Huawei is evidently enthusiastic about the offering…” Huawei is about to launch another device in its Honor line of smartphones, and has once again gone with Fingerprint Cards technology for the device’s biometric capability. Fingerprint Cards has announced that the Huawei Honor 7X features an…

FPC1075 Sensor Featured in Two New Smartphones For ‘Major OEM’

FPC1075 Sensor Featured in Two New Smartphones For ‘Major OEM’

“News of the integrations comes after multiple other recent announcements of FPC smartphone integrations with clients including Huawei and Vivo.” A big-name smartphone maker is taking advantage of Fingerprint Cards‘ new FPC1075 sensor model in two new smartphones. In a statement announcing the integrations, FPC declined to name the client in question, referring to it…

Consumers Want Biometric Smartphones, and Love Fingerprint Scanning: FPC Study

Consumers Want Biometric Smartphones, and Love Fingerprint Scanning: FPC Study

Fingerprint scanning is the top biometric modality on mobile devices around the world, suggest new findings from a Fingerprint Cards-commissioned study. The study was carried out by Kantar TNS in two phases. One looked at qualitative research, entailing two-hour focus group sessions with 48 consumers across London, Shanghai, and Delhi. The other was a quantitative…

BRIEF: How Samsung Competes With Apple as a Biometric Pioneer

BRIEF: How Samsung Competes With Apple as a Biometric Pioneer

There has been a lot of hype around Apple’s new Face ID facial recognition system, with discussions inevitably referring to the company’s pioneering of mobile fingerprint scanning with its Touch ID system, even if that system has now been abandoned on the iPhone X. But all the hype does something of a disservice to Samsung,…

Biometric Changes In Store For Samsung A-Series Smartphones: Leaks

Biometric Changes In Store For Samsung A-Series Smartphones: Leaks

A leaked image of one of Samsung’s new A-series smartphones is making the rounds, and it seems to point to a full-size screen and a bigger role for Bixby. The features are being inferred from a couple of small hints in the image, which shows the upper rear of the device. Under a camera system…

Huawei Maimang 6 Gives New FPC Sensor Model Its Debut

Huawei Maimang 6 Gives New FPC Sensor Model Its Debut

Fingerprint Cards‘ new fingerprint sensor model, the FPC1028, is now seeing its first smartphone deployment with the Maimang 6 from Huawei. In a statement announcing the integration, FPC emphasized that the FCP1028 is its most cost-efficient fingerprint sensor, thanks to the small size of the sensor’s surface area. This is far from Huawei’s first integration…

New Vivo Smartphone Reflects Design Trend Noted by FPC

New Vivo Smartphone Reflects Design Trend Noted by FPC

“…its fingerprint sensor is on the rear, in line with a trend among FPC clients reported in the company’s recent revised revenue guidance for Q3.” Vivo’s new X20 smartphone features an FPC1035 fingerprint sensor, Fingerprint Cards has announced. The China-based smartphone maker is a longtime Fingerprint Cards client and has integrated the latter’s biometric technology…

How Face ID is Already Influencing the Mobile Biometrics Landscape

How Face ID is Already Influencing the Mobile Biometrics Landscape

The ripple effects of Apple’s move to facial recognition with the iPhone X are already being seen across the mobile biometrics industry. With the company having pioneered the mobile fingerprint scanning revolution with its Touch ID system over the last four years, many had looked to Apple to lead the charge to in-display fingerprint scanning…

FPC Biometrics Featured on Xiaomi Mi A1 Smartphone

FPC Biometrics Featured on Xiaomi Mi A1 Smartphone

Another new smartphone from Xiaomi is using Fingerprint Cards technology for user authentication. Not to be confused with the HiSense A1, which also uses an FPC sensor, the Xiaomi Mi A1 features an FPC1035 sensor model. News of its integration comes only about a week after the announcement of two other Xiaomi device integrations, with…

iPhone X’s Face ID Signals Innovation, But The Future Is Multimodal: FPC

iPhone X’s Face ID Signals Innovation, But The Future Is Multimodal: FPC

Apple’s introduction of Face ID on its new iPhone X smartphone is “another sign of the speed of innovation when it comes to biometrics,” but the future is multimodal, writes Fingerprint Cards CTO Pontus Jägemalm on his company’s inaugural blog post. Noting that the fingerprint biometrics specialist acquired iris recognition solutions provider Delta ID earlier this…

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 Features FPC Biometric Sensor

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 Features FPC Biometric Sensor

Fingerprint Cards‘ biometric technology is being used in two new Xiaomi smartphones. The Mi Mix 2 features an FPC1235 sensor model, the same one used in the original Mi Mix device and a white model launched near the start of this year. The Mi Note 3, meanwhile, features an FPC1268 sensor, a change from the…

Sensory Tech Powers Contactless Biometrics on LG V30

Sensory Tech Powers Contactless Biometrics on LG V30

“Sensory says the facial recognition technology performs authentication in less than a second and is 99.999 percent accurate, and that it operates entirely on the device, helping to ensure that the user’s biometric data is kept safe.” The facial and voice recognition capabilities of LG’s newest flagship smartphone – the LG V30 – are powered…

FPC Fingerprint Sensor Featured on Lumigon T3

FPC Fingerprint Sensor Featured on Lumigon T3

A Fingerprint Cards fingerprint sensor is being used in a new smartphone from Lumigon, the company has announced. Called the Lumigon T3, the device features an FPC1155 sensor model. It’s the same sensor model used in the recently launched BPhone 2017, and in the AGM X1 rugged smartphone launched earlier this year. Lumigon is a…

BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition Features FPC Biometric Sensor

BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition Features FPC Biometric Sensor

BlackBerry has launched a new version of its KeyOne smartphone, and it once again includes a Fingerprint Cards fingerprint sensor. The original KEYone was launched at this year’s MWC, when it became the world’s first smartphone to feature a fingerprint sensor embedded in one of its keyboard keys. It paved the way, in a sense,…

New Smartphone From HiSense Features Fingerprint Cards Technology

New Smartphone From HiSense Features Fingerprint Cards Technology

A new smartphone from HiSense features Fingerprint Cards technology. The HiSense A2 Pro’s fingerprint scanning capability is powered by an FPC1145 sensor. The device is a new iteration of the HiSense A2 launched near the start of the year, and true to form, features the same FPC sensor model. China-based HiSense also used an FPC…

FPC Announces Multiple Fingerprint Sensor Integrations

FPC Announces Multiple Fingerprint Sensor Integrations

Fingerprint Cards is celebrating a few new fingerprint sensor integrations this week. The company has announced that its FPC1145 fingerprint sensor is being used in three new smartphone models from a “major Japanese OEM”, which the company has declined to name. FPC had also announced a smartphone integration with an unnamed Japanese OEM at the…

Samsung Galaxy S9 Might Launch in January With Sub-Display Fingerprint Sensor

Samsung Galaxy S9 Might Launch in January With Sub-Display Fingerprint Sensor

Samsung’s next flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S9, is likely to debut earlier than usual with a late January launch, according to new rumors. The company has reportedly scheduled OLED display component shipments to start in November; and given that such component shipments for the Samsung Galaxy S8 started in January of this year, with that…

LG V30 Features Face, Voice and Fingerprint Biometrics

LG V30 Features Face, Voice and Fingerprint Biometrics

LG’s new flagship phone, the LG V30, was unveiled at this week’s IFA Berlin consumer electronics trade show and features an FPC1035 fingerprint sensor, Fingerprint Cards has revealed. LG is a longtime client of FPC, having used the same fingerprint sensor model in its recent LG Q8 smartphone and numerous other recent devices. The sensor…

The Redmi Note 5A Features An FPC1035 Sensor

The Redmi Note 5A Features An FPC1035 Sensor

Fingerprint Cards technology is being used in another of Xiaomi’s Redmi devices. The company has announced that the Redmi Note 5A features an FPC1035 sensor. It’s the same sensor model used in various other devices in Xiaomi’s Redmi line, including the Redmi 4, the Redmi 4 Pro, and the Redmi Note 4X. Xiaomi has also…

LG V30 to Feature Always-On Face and Voice Recognition

LG V30 to Feature Always-On Face and Voice Recognition

LG’s next flagship device, the V30 smartphone, will feature always-on facial and voice recognition, enabling hands-free biometric unlock for users. The former feature, at least, appears to anticipate Apple’s next iPhone, with rumors swirling that that device will feature a facial recognition feature (called ‘Pearl ID’) that could scan users’ faces even when it’s lying…

Fingerprint Cards Tech Used in a New Phone From Bkav

Fingerprint Cards Tech Used in a New Phone From Bkav

Fingerprint Cards technology is being used in a new phone from Bkav. The company has announced that the Vietnam-based company’s BPhone 2017 features an FPC1155 fingerprint sensor. This appears to be FPC’s first integration with Bkav. Founded in 1995, the latter has established itself primarily as a network and software security specialist. It launched its…

Fingerprint Cards Provides Biometrics For Sharp Aquos S2

Fingerprint Cards Provides Biometrics For Sharp Aquos S2

A new Sharp smartphone features biometric authentication technology from Fingerprint Cards. An FPC1145 sensor powers the fingerprint scanning of the Sharp Aquos S2, FPC has revealed. It’s the same sensor model used in Sharp’s previous phone, the Z3, which was announced earlier this year. Sharp also integrated the FPC1145 into last year’s Aquos Zeta SH-04H and…

CrucialTec CEO Says In-Display Sensor Tech is ‘Fully Ready’

CrucialTec CEO Says In-Display Sensor Tech is ‘Fully Ready’

As the race toward in-display fingerprint sensors continues, CrucialTec is insisting it’s a key competitor. In a new interview with The Korea Herald, CrucialTec CEO Charles Ahn asserts that his company’s Display Fingerprint Solution (“DFS”) “is fully ready,” and that his company is “in talks with the world’s leading display manufacturers to see the first…

Leaked Images Show In-Display Fingerprint Sensor on Vivo Xplay 7

Leaked Images Show In-Display Fingerprint Sensor on Vivo Xplay 7

Leaked images suggest that Vivo’s next flagship smartphone will feature an in-display fingerprint sensor. The images appear to show slides from a presentation on an upcoming Vivo device labelled “Xplay 7”. The slides depict a smartphone with small bezels and a large screen, with a circular digital button – possibly depicting a fingerprint shape, though…

Fingerprint Cards Sensors Featured on Moto G5S and G5S Plus

Fingerprint Cards Sensors Featured on Moto G5S and G5S Plus

New devices from the Lenovo-owned Moto mobile brand feature biometric technology from Fingerprint Cards. The fingerprint sensor specialist has announced that its FPC1035 sensor model is being used in Moto’s G5S and G5S Plus smartphones. Moto is a frequent customer of FPC, with two other integrations having been announced last month alone, in the Z2…

Samsung Galaxy S9 Enters In-Display Fingerprint Sensor Race

Samsung Galaxy S9 Enters In-Display Fingerprint Sensor Race

Samsung’s next Galaxy device will feature an in-display fingerprint sensor, according to new leaks. The rumors, which appear to originate from anonymous industry sources in South Korea, suggest that even though the Samsung Galaxy S9 is not expected to be released until early next year, Samsung has already more or less finalized its screen design,…

Could Sharp Actually Beat Apple To The In-Display Fingerprint Sensor Finish Line?

Could Sharp Actually Beat Apple To The In-Display Fingerprint Sensor Finish Line?

It looks like Sharp’s next big smartphone is going to feature an in-display fingerprint sensor. That’s what leaked images suggest, at least, as they depict a smartphone with a full-size screen coming in at about 5.5″, with no discernible fingerprint sensor on the rear of the device, or anywhere else. The device, dubbed the Aquos…

New Xiaomi and Moto Phones Feature Fingerprint Cards Sensors

New Xiaomi and Moto Phones Feature Fingerprint Cards Sensors

“Xiaomi has launched multiple smartphones this year featuring FPC sensors, including the Mi Mix, the Mi 6, and the Mi Max 2, the last of which also featured the FPC1035 sensor model.” Fingerprint Cards‘ biometric sensor technology is being used in new devices from two different smartphone makers. The company has announced that the Xiaomi…

LG Q8 Features An FPC1035 Sensor

LG Q8 Features An FPC1035 Sensor

Another new smartphone from LG will feature biometric technology from Fingerprint Cards. The LG Q8 features an FPC1035 sensor. It’s the same sensor model used in multiple recent devices from LG, including the G6 Plus, G5, V20, and LG X, suggesting the company is highly satisfied with the the solution. The integration’s announcement comes soon…

Is The Mobile Biometrics Revolution Entering a New Phase?

Is The Mobile Biometrics Revolution Entering a New Phase?

Fingerprint sensors are now more or less standard features on contemporary smartphones, thanks to a revolution spearheaded by Apple’s Touch ID fingerprint scanning system back in 2013. Some analysts go so far as to predict that by 2020, all smartphones shipped will come equipped with such technology. But the mobile biometrics revolution is not stopping…

Vivo X9S & X9S Plus Each Feature an FPC1245 Fingerprint Sensor

Vivo X9S & X9S Plus Each Feature an FPC1245 Fingerprint Sensor

Fingerprint Cards technology is being used in a new pair of smartphones from Vivo: The X9S and X9S Plus each feature an FPC1245 fingerprint sensor. Vivo is a longtime customer of FPC, having integrated its fingerprint sensors into numerous devices including last year’s X6 and X6 Plus, and the X7 and X7 Plus. The latest…

Samsung’s Iris Scanning Handset Wins ‘Best Smartphone’ at Asia Mobile Awards

Samsung’s Iris Scanning Handset Wins ‘Best Smartphone’ at Asia Mobile Awards

“While [the Galaxy Note7] had been intended to pioneer mobile iris scanning, the Galaxy S8 has seen that goal through, with Samsung aiming to make iris-based authentication an increasingly important component of its device-based payments ecosystem.” The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ have together won in the Best Smartphone category of this year’s 2017 Asia…

AGM X1 Boasts Waterproof Fingerprint ID

AGM X1 Boasts Waterproof Fingerprint ID

“On its website, AGM asserts that its X1 device features a waterproof fingerprint sensor, as well as other outdoor-use features including IP68 water and dust resistance, and a titanium alloy frame.” A Fingerprint Cards sensor is being used in a new device from AGM Mobile, a Samoa-based developer of smartphones designed for outdoor use. Its…

OnePlus 5 Features FPC Biometric Sensor

OnePlus 5 Features FPC Biometric Sensor

“OnePlus is … sticking with a favorite FPC sensor, once again using an FPC1245 model in its new OnePlus 5 device after previously integrating the sensor into its OnePlus 3T.” Fingerprint Cards has announced multiple new smartphone integrations of its biometric sensors, including two repeat customers and one new one. Meitu’s new M8 device features…

Huawei Honor 9 Features an FPC1264 Fingerprint Sensor

Huawei Honor 9 Features an FPC1264 Fingerprint Sensor

Huawei is once again using Fingerprint Cards‘  biometric technology in a new smartphone. The Huawei Honor 9 features an FPC1264 fingerprint sensor. This is yet another Huawei integration of FPC sensor technology. The Huawei Honor Magic, launched toward the end of last year, used an FPC1268 sensor; and the Honor 8 device from last autumn…

Fingerprint Cards Sensor Featured on Moto Z2 Play

Fingerprint Cards Sensor Featured on Moto Z2 Play

A Fingerprint Cards sensor has been integrated into another new device from Moto, the Lenovo-owned smartphone brand. The Moto Z2 Play features an FPC1035 sensor, the same sensor model used in the Moto M device launched last autumn, suggesting that Lenovo’s Moto team has been happy with the sensor’s performance. More pertinently, the FPC1035 was also…

New Xiaomi Mi Max 2 Smartphone Features FPC Sensor

New Xiaomi Mi Max 2 Smartphone Features FPC Sensor

The new Xiaomi Mi Max 2 smartphone features a fingerprint sensor from Fingerprint Cards. The sensor model being used is an FPC1035, the same one used in Xiaomi’s Mi Max Prime smartphone from last autumn. But the Beijing-based OEM has had more recent FPC integrations too, being a regular customer, with the most recent being…

OPPO’s Latest Smartphone Features Fingerprint Cards Sensor Tech

OPPO’s Latest Smartphone Features Fingerprint Cards Sensor Tech

“OPPO is by now a longstanding repeat customer of FPC, having integrated the company’s biometric technology into numerous devices over the past couple of years.” Fingerprint Cards has announced another smartphone integration of its fingerprint sensor technology. OPPO’s A77 uses the FPC1245 sensor model. In a statement announcing the integration, FPC explained that the device…

Sharp Z3 Smartphone Uses Precise Biometrics Tech

Sharp Z3 Smartphone Uses Precise Biometrics Tech

Precise Biometrics technology is helping to power the fingerprint scanning functionality of a new Sharp smartphone. The Sharp Z3 uses a fingerprint sensor provided by Fingerprint Cards, a longtime hardware partner of Precise Biometrics. Meanwhile, the algorithm software in play is Precise BioMatch Mobile, Precise Biometrics’ flagship solution for mobile devices. Sharp is a returning…

The OPPO F3 Comes Equipped with an FPC1245 Sensor

The OPPO F3 Comes Equipped with an FPC1245 Sensor

A Fingerprint Cards fingerprint sensor is being used in a new device from OPPO. The OPPO F3 comes equipped with an FPC1245 sensor. It’s the same sensor model used in the F3 Plus, another newly launched offering from OPPO; and it has also been used in the R9 and R9+, the F1s, and the A57…

New Phone From Taiwanese OEM Features Cardinal Q Sensor

New Phone From Taiwanese OEM Features Cardinal Q Sensor

IDEX has announced that its Cardinal Q fingerprint sensor has been integrated into another new smartphone. The company has not offered specific details with respect to the device or OEM involved, but in a statement it indicated that the client is “a mobile Taiwanese OEM”. The company also said it’s the same OEM that went…

Rising Tide of Mobile Fingerprint Scanning Lifts All Ships: ABI Research

Rising Tide of Mobile Fingerprint Scanning Lifts All Ships: ABI Research

The rapidly ascending popularity of mobile fingerprint scanning is helping to lead growth in numerous other areas, says ABI Research. Reporting on findings from its Biometric Technologies and Applications publication, the market research firm says that by 2022, fingerprint sensors will reach a 95 percent penetration rate of the smartphone market. That echoes a forecast…

Xiaomi Mi 6 Features FPC Under-Glass Sensor

Xiaomi Mi 6 Features FPC Under-Glass Sensor

“It’s the second smartphone maker to take advantage of FPC’s new sensor model, which is designed for under-glass applications, with Huawei having led the charge late last year.” Xiaomi is sticking with Fingerprint Cards for its smartphones’ biometric capabilities, with a new device, the Mi 6, featuring an FPC1268 fingerprint sensor. It’s the second smartphone…

New Smartphone From Taiwan-based OEM Sports FPC and Precise Biometrics Tech

New Smartphone From Taiwan-based OEM Sports FPC and Precise Biometrics Tech

“…it’s a smartphone made by a Taiwan-based OEM, and that it’s aimed at the Russian market.” Fingerprint Cards and Precise Biometrics are powering the biometric capabilities of a new smartphone. The device uses an FPC1035 fingerprint sensor combined with Precise Biometrics’ Precise BioMatch Mobile algorithm software. In separate statements announcing the integrations, both companies declined…

LG To Bring Facial Recognition To G6 Smartphone

LG To Bring Facial Recognition To G6 Smartphone

LG is planning to bring facial recognition software to its new G6 smartphone, The Investor reports. The company is thought to have contracted another Korea-based company, Oez, to provide the technology. As The Investor reports, Oez’s facial recognition software takes up only 3.5MB – 5MB, and features liveness detection capabilities to prevent spoofing. LG’s move…

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