FPC touch fingerprint sensors in NextBit and Gigaset smartphones

September 2, 2015 - 

Fingerprint Cards (FPC) announced that smartphone manufacturers NextBit and Gigaset have both integrated FPC’s fingerprint sensors into their respective smartphones.

NextBit has integrated FPC’s touch fingerprint sensor FPC1145 into its new Android smartphone Robin.

NextBit is led by former Google executive Tom Moss and backed by Google Ventures and Accel Partners.

“NextBit is an up and coming smartphone OEM with an interesting business model and we are proud that NextBit selected FPC1145 for Robin, its first smartphone,” said FPC CEO Jörgen Lantto. “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.”

“In our endeavors to provide the consumer with the ultimate user experience for Robin, we consider embedding a touch fingerprint sensor a mandatory feature,” said Tom Moss, CEO of NextBit. “FPC1145 allows us to place the fingerprint sensor embedded with the power button, maintaining our look and feel with no buttons on the front. We are happy to deliver a great user experience for secure user verification with FPC1145.″

Meanwhile, Gigaset has integrated FPC’s touch fingerprint sensor FPC1025 into its Android smartphones Gigaset ME Pure, Gigaset ME and Gigaset ME Pro.

“Gigaset is a leading manufacturer of cordless phones and we are proud that Gigaset selected FPC1025 for Gigaset ME Pure, Gigaset ME and Gigaset ME Pro, its first smartphone launches,” said Lantto. “FPC1025 supports 360 degree finger rotation capability, fast response time and industry leading 3D image quality.”

Previously reported, Precise Biometrics and Fingerprint Cards (FPC) announced they are providing the fingerprint technology for three QiKu smartphones.

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