Sony integrates CrucialTec fingerprint modules into Xperia Z5 smartphones

September 9, 2015 - 

Biometrics technology firm CrucialTec is integrating its fingerprint module, Biometric TrackPad, into Sony’s new line of Xperia Z5 smartphones, according to a report by Korea Herald.

CrucialTec’s Biometric TrackPad is integrated into the power button positioned on the right-hand side of Sony’s Xperia Z5, mid-range Z5 Compact and phablet-sized Z5 Premium.

The new Sony smartphones — which feature a 23-megapixel front-facing camera and the world’s first 4K UHD display — were displayed at the IFA electronics trade show in Berlin..

Several other smartphones have also integrated CrucialTec’s biometric technology, including Huawei’s mid-range smartphone Honor 7i and other smartphones from Meizu and OPPO.

Previously reported, CrucialTec announced that its fingerprint module business will continue to grow throughout the remainder of the year as a result of the upward trajectory of the Chinese biometrics market.

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