Xiaomi Android smartphone features FPC and Precise Biometrics fingerprint technology

November 24, 2015 - 

Xiaomi has integrated Fingerprint Cards touch fingerprint sensor FPC1035 and Precise Biometrics’ fingerprint recognition in mobile devices, Precise BioMatch Mobile, in its new Android smartphone, Red Mi Note 3.

Sales of FPC1035 for the Xiaomi smartphone model are included in FPC’s communicated revenue guidance of 2,750 – 2,850 MSEK (US$315.8 to US$327.3 million) for 2015.

Designed for rear-mounted button integration on mobile devices, the small-squared FPC1035 maintains the industry’s lowest power consumption, as well as offers 360-degree rotation and high sensitivity.

These factors enable FPC1035 to offer maximum performance without compromising on design aesthetics, said the company.

The touch sensor also offers a navigation feature with 3D pixel sensing technology, enabling it to read both dry and wet fingers.

“Xiaomi is a leading global smartphone manufacturer and we are proud that Xiaomi selected FPC1035 for Red Mi Note 3, its first smartphone integrating a touch fingerprint sensor,” said Jörgen Lantto, CEO of FPC. “FPC1035 supports 360 degree finger rotation capability, fast response time and industry leading 3D image quality.”

The integration will generate license revenue starting from the fourth quarter 2015. The value of license revenue is based on the number of sensors FPC delivers to the mobile phone manufacturer and cannot be forecasted at this point.

“Xiaomi is a fast growing company that has become one of three largest Android smartphone brands in the world. We are proud that Xiaomi has chosen Precise BioMatch Mobile in Redmi Note 3,” said Håkan Persson, CEO of Precise Biometrics. “Precise Biometrics fingerprint software is now integrated in products from over 20 vendors and has become the preferred choice to ensure a superior user experience and secure identity verification on mobile devices.”

Precise Biometrics’ integration in the Red Mi Note 3 will generate license revenue starting from the fourth quarter 2015, the value of which is based on the number of sensors FPC delivers to Xiaomi and cannot be forecasted at this point.

Precise BioMatch Mobile offers seamless integration of fingerprint matching functionality for smartphones and tablets, and is optimized for small touch sensors in mobile environments via a unique patented hybrid algorithm.

Previously reported, Precise Biometrics partnered with Fingerprint Cards (FPC) to integrate their respective fingerprint technologies in Meizu’s new smartphone model, the “Meilan Metal”, which runs on the Alibaba developed operating system YunOS.

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