ASUS selects Synaptics Natural ID fingerprint sensors for new smartphone series

June 2, 2016 - 

Synaptics’ Natural ID fingerprint sensors have been selected by ASUS for its flagship ZenFone 3 Deluxe and ZenFone 3 Ultra smartphone series.

“We are very excited about the new ASUS ZenFone 3 Deluxe and Ultra series of smartphones. Adding the convenience and security of fingerprint biometrics was an important upgrade, and we look forward to building on this relationship with Synaptics,” said Jeremy Yeh , product manager, ASUS. “Zenfone Deluxe and Ultra supersede and expand upon the award winning ZenFone, which was honored by the prestigious iF Product Design Awards for top design in innovation, ergonomics, and functionality.”

“Synaptics’ Natural ID one-touch secure authentication, backed by our deep system integration expertise, delivers a high performance and reliable user experience,” said Anthony Gioeli, vice president of marketing, Biometrics Product Division, Synaptics. “We are very pleased that ASUS is leveraging Synaptics’ FS4300 solution, a market-proven fingerprint sensor with over 100 million units shipped into mass production.”

Natural ID provides biometric security for user authentication including Synaptics’ exclusive SentryPoint suite. Synaptics offers a complete portfolio of fingerprint solutions with form factors that can be designed into front buttons, rear panels, edges of devices, as well as through thick cover glass, addressing button-free industrial designs.

ASUS’ flagship ZenFone 3 Deluxe is a full-metal smartphone with an invisible antenna design and offers advanced camera technology. ZenFone 3 Ultra is a Computex 2016 Best Choice Golden Award winner and designed with a 6.8-inch Full HD display. Both smartphones have a built-in Synaptics fingerprint sensor that’s positioned to authenticate and unlock the phone in just a fraction of a second. The ZenFone 3 Ultra fingerprint sensor is located on the front of the phone, and the ZenFone 3 Deluxe sensor is on the backside.

Earlier this week, BiometricUpdate.com had the opportunity to discuss Synaptics’ new Natural ID USB fingerprint solution, its many features, and how it differentiates itself from other fingerprint ID solutions on the market, with Synaptics VP of marketing, Godfrey Cheng.

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