March 2, 2017 -
Fingerprint Cards (FPC) has delivered what it calls a ‘world’s-first’ deployment of a fingerprint sensor in a keyboard on the BlackBerry KEYone.
At this year’s MWC it was revealed that, through a close collaboration between BlackBerry’s hardware team and FPC, touch sensor FPC1145 is integrated in the space key on the BlackBerry KEYone. The KEYone combines BlackBerry’s security hardened Android OS with FPC’s small form factor fingerprint sensor and advanced software technology for lightning fast authentication.
“Fingerprints congratulates BlackBerry and its partner TCL on the introduction of the BlackBerry KEYone secure Android smartphone,” says Christian Fredrikson, CEO of Fingerprint Cards. “We are pleased to be the fingerprint sensor technology partner for this innovative new Android device.”
Fingerprints’ FPC1145 touch sensor is a robust fingerprint sensor with flexible design possibilities, ideal for smart buttons. It offers excellent 3D pixel-sensing technology that reads virtually any finger: dry or wet. Its elongated form allows 360-degree rotation of the finger and unrivalled sensitivity that enables maximum performance without compromising on design aesthetics or user experience.
Also announced this week at MWC, FPC fingerprint technology has been integrated in new mobile devices from Xiaomi, LG, MOTO and Huawei. Huawei’s new P10 series features the FPC1268 touch sensor, the MOTO G5, G5 Plus, Xiaomi Redmi 4X and LG G6 feature the FPC1035 fingerprint sensor and the FPC1245 has been deployed in the Xiaomi Mi 5C.
Also revealed during MWC 2017, a major Japanese OEM announced two new smartphone models featuring side mounted sensor FPC1145.