The OPPO A57 features fingerprint sensor FPC1245

The OPPO A57 was launched today and features Fingerprint Cards‘ fingerprint sensor FPC1245. Earlier this month, the OnePlus 3T was launched with the FPC1245 sensor and according to a company statement at the time, the FPC1245 sensor in OnePlus 3T supports 0.2s unlock time, 360 degree rotation and self-learning accuracy. In other company news, Fingerprint Cards was recently announced as the winner in Deloitte’s annual Sweden Technology Fast 50, a cross-industry ranking of technology companies in Sweden. FPC took first

Precise Biometrics, FPC fingerprint tech featured in mobile device from Taiwanese OEM

An unnamed OEM in Taiwan recently launched a smartphone model featuring Fingerprint Cards‘ sensor FPC1155 and Precise Biometrics‘ Precise BioMatch Mobile. Precise BioMatch Mobile is an algorithm solution for convenient and secure fingerprint recognition on smartphones and tablets. The patented hybrid algorithm solution is optimized for small fingerprint sensors and platforms with limited processing power and memory space. At the end of October, the two firms announced three new mobile device deployments of their fingerprint technology.

Touchscreen stickers let you use your phone’s fingerprint recognition functionality while wearing gloves

A new set of touchscreen stickers with unique fingerprints can transform a regular pair of gloves into touchscreen gloves, allowing users to unlock any mobile device with fingerprint recognition functionality, according to a report by Gizmodo. According to its Kickstarter campaign page, “Taps is made with an extremely adhesive conductive material that can be applied to any surface for touch capability.” The creators claim that the touchscreen stickers “are formulated to stick and stay on almost any surface and

LG Innotek develops all-in-one iris scanner, may integrate into G6 phone

LG Innotek unveiled it has developed an all-in-one module with an iris scanner and a front-facing camera, and said “it’s possible” that it will integrate the technology in its upcoming G6 smartphone, according to a report by Android Authority. The recently-recalled Samsung Galaxy Note 7 became the first mainstream smartphone to feature an iris scanner. However, unlike the Galaxy Note 7 which features two separate cameras on the front of the device, LG uses a filter changing mechanism to switch

TCL 950 smartphones features Synaptics Natural ID fingerprint sensors

Human interface pioneer Synaptics announced that TCL Communication has selected Synaptics Natural ID one-touch fingerprint sensors for secure biometric user authentication for their new flagship TCL 950 smartphones. The TCL 950, which is targeted towards the China market, features an OLED display and an all-glass backside where Synaptics’ sensor is located, enabling users to unlock the phone, perform safe mobile transactions, and also operates as a shutter button for the camera. Synaptics’ high-performance Natural ID fingerprint sensors are available with

FPC touch fingerprint sensors featured in new Pixel phones by Google

Google’s new Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones feature the FPC1025 touch fingerprint sensor from Fingerprint Cards (FPC). “We are proud to be selected by Google to supply our FPC1025 touch fingerprint sensor in their innovative new Pixel and Pixel XL Smartphones powered by Android 7.0 Nougat,” said Christian Fredrikson, CEO of Fingerprint Cards. “FPC1025 supports 360-degree finger rotation capability, unsurpassed biometric performance, fast response time and industry leading 3D image quality.” Earlier this week FPC announced that the new Coolpad

Mastercard study reveals African consumers seek more digital services

Mastercard has released the results of its “Impact of Innovation” study, which finds that African consumers use their smartphone more than any other device. The findings were released during the kickoff of the Mastercard Innovation Forum 2016 in Budapest, Hungary, which is being attended by more than 500 people from Middle East and Africa, Central East Europe, Russia, Turkey and Ukraine. For the study, Mastercard surveyed 23,000 consumers in 23 countries across Europe, Africa and the Middle East about their

Precise Biometrics and FPC announce new smartphone integrations

New mobile devices from BQ Mobile and Xiaomi feature fingerprint technology by Precise Biometrics and Fingerprint Cards (FPC). The Xiaomi Redmi 3S Plus and BQ Aquaris U Plus devices feature Fingerprint Cards’ fingerprint touch sensor FPC1035 and Precise Biometrics’ algorithm solution for fingerprint recognition in mobile devices, Precise BioMatch Mobile. The new Coolpad Note 5 Beast also features Fingerprint Cards’ touch fingerprint sensor FPC1035. Earlier today it was reported that Precise BioMatch Mobile has been deployed in a new smartphone

Chinese OEM deploys Precise BioMatch Mobile in new smartphone

Last week, Precise Biometrics announced the deployment of Precise BioMatch Mobile in a new smartphone from an unnamed Chinese OEM. Precise BioMatch Mobile is Precise Biometrics’ fingerprint recognition algorithm for mobile devices. Precise BioMatch Mobile will be used in conjunction with Qualcomm Snapdragon Sense ID 3D fingerprint technology for this deployment. Precise Biometrics is projecting that this deployment will generate royalty revenue starting from the third quarter of 2016. Just last month, it was announced that a new smartphone from

ABI Research forecasts 300M shipments of smartphones with iris scanners in 2021

ABI Research has published new research that forecasts a rise in global shipments of smartphones equipped with iris scanners, reaching almost 300 million in 2021. The findings are a part of ABI Research’s “Human-Machine Interface Attach Rate and Penetration” report, which is included in its Wearables & Devices sector. “As the iris is an unchanging, protected, and completely unique feature of the human body, smartphone vendors are gradually incorporating iris scanning capabilities into their products as a secure biometric identification