Synaptics fingerprint sensor integrated in new Lenovo Vibe P1 smartphone

September 28, 2015 - 

Synaptics announced that Lenovo has integrated Synaptics’ Natural ID area touch fingerprint sensor, FS4202, into its new smartphone, the Vibe P1.

The new Vibe P1 device enables users to securely unlock the smartphone, without entering a password, and automatically access applications and mobile payments.

Using AES256-bit encryption of the fingerprint template data, Natural ID FS4202 is able to provide fast biometric authentication on smartphones.

As an added benefit, Synaptics’ strong IP position features over 240 granted/pending biometrics patents to instill consumers with greater peace of mind and security for mobile authentication.

“The Lenovo Vibe P1 addresses increasing demand to use smartphones for mobile payments and we are proud to provide confidence in biometric security with the support of Synaptics’ fingerprint authentication solution,” said Michael Zhu, Lenova’s hardware director of core technology and platform. “As highly secure fingerprint authentication becomes prevalent on smartphones, the entire ecosystem, and most notably consumers, will benefit from safe and easy password-free transactions.”

FS4202, along with three of its other fingerprint sensors, was recently FIDO Certified by the Fast IDentity Online (FIDO) Alliance.

The fingerprint sensor is also fully interoperable among a wide range of ecosystem products and services that support FIDO specifications involving password-free functionality.

“This latest deployment of Synaptics fingerprint solution on the Lenovo Vibe P1 highlights the growth of our biometric security solutions being adopted across a broader range of smartphones,” said Anthony Gioeli, vice president of marketing for Synaptics’ biometrics product division. “Lenovo is a key leader, innovator and an important Synaptics partner that shares our vision of highly secure and convenient mobile payments.”

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