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Sony Brings Biometric Smartphones To US Customers

Sony Brings Biometric Smartphones To US Customers

“The pivot to biometric support could help Sony to appeal to more customers in the US, with the mass market now getting used to biometric security as a standard feature on mobile devices.” Sony’s mobile customers are finally going to get biometric security with the latest versions of its Xperia smartphones. The new XA2, XA2…

Huawei Enjoy 7S and Honor 9 Lite Feature FPC Biometrics

Huawei Enjoy 7S and Honor 9 Lite Feature FPC Biometrics

A Fingerprint Cards sensor is being used in two new devices from Huawei, and both stand to benefit from improvements in the underlying technology. The Huawei Enjoy 7S and the Honor 9 Lite both feature an FPC1028 sensor model. It’s a change for both smartphone lines, with the original Honor 9 having used an FPC1264…

Kyocera X3 Handset Features Fingerprint Cards Sensor

Kyocera X3 Handset Features Fingerprint Cards Sensor

Japan-based electronics maker Kyocera is using a Fingerprint Cards sensor in a new mobile device. The latter has announced that its FPC1145 fingerprint sensor is featured in the Kyocera X3. It’s the same sensor model used in the recent Razer Phone and ZTE Axon M devices, both of which featured the sensor in a side-mounted…

Galaxy S9 In-Display Fingerprint Sensor Looks Increasingly Likely

Galaxy S9 In-Display Fingerprint Sensor Looks Increasingly Likely

The next phone in Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S line might be the first such commercial device to feature an in-display fingerprint sensor. Speculation to that effect has been catalyzed by an announcement yesterday from Synaptics, one of the world’s top fingerprint sensor specialists, that its in-display technology had entered mass production and will be showcased…

OPPO A79 Features FPC1228 Fingerprint Sensor

OPPO A79 Features FPC1228 Fingerprint Sensor

A new sensor model from Fingerprint Cards is getting its debut in a newly announced OPPO smartphone: The OPPO A79 features an FPC1228 fingerprint sensor. Part of the FPC1200 series first launched in early 2016, the sensor is designed for implementation under a glass or ceramic surface. Fingerprint Cards says the new FPC1228 is its…

Is Iris Recognition Coming To Samsung’s Budget Smartphones?

Is Iris Recognition Coming To Samsung’s Budget Smartphones?

Samsung is reportedly working to improve its iris scanning technology for next year’s Galaxy S9 smartphone, and to bring it to phones lower down the price spectrum, according to a new report. The news complements reports from late November speculating that Samsung is aiming to improve both its iris and facial recognition technology for the…

FPC Deployments Make Way for Big Screens on Xiaomi Handsets

FPC Deployments Make Way for Big Screens on Xiaomi Handsets

“Both devices’ fingerprint sensors have been deployed on the rear to make room for a large, 18:9 aspect ratio display.” Xiaomi has launched a new pair of devices in its Redmi line of smartphones, and as usual they feature biometric technology from Fingerprint Cards. The new Redmi 5 features an FPC1035 fingerprint sensor, the same…

Palm Biometrics Patent Sparks Samsung Smartphone Speculation

Palm Biometrics Patent Sparks Samsung Smartphone Speculation

A new Samsung patent may indicate that the company is considering incorporating palm biometrics into future mobile devices. As TechRadar reports, the patent envisions palm scanning as an auxiliary security measure, for use in cases such as where a user is locked out of a device when trying to use their primary authentication mechanism. Instead…

FPC’s Sensor Brings Fingerprint Biometrics To Honor V10

FPC’s Sensor Brings Fingerprint Biometrics To Honor V10

Huawei has officially launched its new Honor V10 smartphone, and it once again features biometric fingerprint scanning thanks to Fingerprint Cards technology. While the device sports a large, 18:9 aspect ratio screen – a key trend in today’s smartphone market – it still has a little room at the bottom of its front face for…

Who Will Provide Fingerprint Biometrics For The Galaxy S9?

Who Will Provide Fingerprint Biometrics For The Galaxy S9?

“Samsung is reportedly planning to launch the Galaxy S9 and a larger ‘S9 Plus’ model at the Consumer Electronics Show in early January.” Samsung is planning to launch its new Galaxy S9 smartphones in January, and is going with a different supplier for the fingerprint sensor, according to new reports. Speculation regarding the timeline, which…

Meitu V6 Smartphone Features an FPC1235 Fingerprint Sensor

Meitu V6 Smartphone Features an FPC1235 Fingerprint Sensor

Meitu is once again using a Fingerprint Cards sensor in a new smartphone: The Meitu V6 features an FPC1235. It’s the same sensor model used in Meitu’s previous couple of devices – the M8 launched at the start of summer, and the T8 smartphone announced closer to the start of the year. The sensor model…

OnePlus 5T Features Facial Recognition and Full-Size Display

OnePlus 5T Features Facial Recognition and Full-Size Display

“It’s a notable development in the wake of Apple’s new iPhone X, which abandons Apple’s pioneering fingerprint recognition system in favor of face scanning for device unlocking. “ OnePlus’s newest smartphone features a full-size display and built-in facial recognition. The OnePlus 5T is a new iteration of the OnePlus 5 announced this past summer. But…

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…

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