Precise Biometrics and FPC technology integrated in new smartphone

August 20, 2015 - 

Precise Biometrics announced that it has partnered with Fingerprint Cards (FPC) to integrate its mobile fingerprint recognition software, Precise BioMatch Mobile, in Huawei’s new Honor 7i smartphone.

Although Precise Biometrics does not explicitly specify the smartphone model, the company’s press release does, in fact, display a photo of Huawei Honor 7i.

”We are pleased to see that Precise BioMatch Mobile has been integrated in this new model as well,” said Håkan Persson, CEO of Precise Biometrics. “This is the fourth consecutive model with Precise Biometrics’ fingerprint technology integrated from this leading manufacturer. We appreciate their continued trust in our fingerprint authentication software.”

Precise BioMatch Mobile enables manufacturers to seamlessly integrate fingerprint matching functionality into their smartphones and tablets.

The software is optimized for small touch sensors in mobile environments through a unique patented hybrid algorithm, providing fast, accurate, and secure verification of the user’s identity.

As a result, device manufacturers are able to create a convenient user experience for consumers when unlocking their mobile device or authenticating to services, while delivering improved security.

In a separate announcement, FPC announced that its touch fingerprint sensor FPC1145 in the Honor 7i smartphone.

Huawei’s Honor 7i is the first phone to have a fingerprint sensor on the side of the phone, according to a report by GSM Arena.

The smartphone maker said FPC1145 is the smallest sensor on any phone. Users are able to unlock the phone and take pictures simply by touching the sensor with their thumb.

FPC’s revenues in 2015 relating to sales of FPC1145 for this smartphone model are included in its previously reported revenue guidance of approximately 2,500 MSEK (US$293.3 million) for 2015.

“Huawei is a leading global smartphone manufacturer and we are proud that Huawei selected FPC1145 for Honor 7i, following up on the great success of Ascend Mate 7 embedding FPC1020 and recently Honor 7 and MaiMang 4, both embedding FPC1025. FPC1145 supports 360 degree finger rotation capability, fast response time and industry leading 3D image quality, and its small size enables placement on the side of the smartphone,” said Jörgen Lantto, CEO of FPC.

Previously reported, Precise Biometrics reported its financial results for the second quarter of 2015 and the first half of 2015, which includes consolidated net sales of SEK 10.0 million (US$1.17 million) in Q2.

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