FPC and Precise Biometrics fingerprint technology in new Huawei devices

Fingerprint Cards (FPC) and Precise Biometrics fingerprint technology has been integrated in new Huawei mobile devices. Huawei’s new P9 Lite, G9 Plus and GR5 devices feature Fingerprint Cards’ fingerprint touch sensor FPC1025. Precise Biometrics’ algorithm solution for fingerprint recognition in mobile devices, Precise BioMatch Mobile, has been integrated in the Huawei P9 Lite and Huawei GR5 devices. As previously announced, Christian Fredrikson recently took over as FPC CEO from Jörgen Lantto on August 1. The change was made to strengthen

Samsung Galaxy Note7 features Qualcomm iris scanning technology

Qualcomm Incorporated announced that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., is powering Samsung’s latest smartphone model, the Samsung Galaxy Note7 for select regions. Perhaps one of the most notable features of Samsung Galaxy Note7 is Qualcomm Haven, which offers a secure foundation for iris biometric scanning. The new smartphone also features Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor with an integrated X12 LTE modem, Qualcomm Adreno 530 GPU, and Qualcomm Hexagon 680 DSP. “Qualcomm Technologies and Samsung continue to build upon a long history

FPC touch sensors in two new smartphones, new CEO starts

Fingerprint Cards (FPC) announced that new OPPO and Huawei smartphones feature FPC’s touch fingerprint sensors. The OPPO F1s features touch sensor model FPC1245 and the Huawei Honor Note 8 features FPC1025. The OPPO device also features Precise Biometrics’ algorithm solution for fingerprint recognition in mobile devices, Precise BioMatch Mobile. FPC estimates its addressable market for fingerprint sensors to reach approximately 600 million units in 2016 and to grow to just over one billion units in 2017. FPC’s addressable market excludes

Saudi mobile phone subscribers drop by 3 million due to fingerprint registration

A report by the Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) revealed that the number of mobile phone subscribers in Saudi Arabia decreased from 54 million in 2011 to 51 million in 2016 following the July 20th deadline for fingerprint registration, according to a report by ArabianBusiness.com. Earlier this year the Saudi Ministry of Interior announced it will fingerprint anyone looking to buy a SIM card as a security measure. Meanwhile, both post-paid and pre-paid mobile phone customers will have a

Details leak about the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 iris scanner setup

A report in Android Authority shows screenshots from the Samsung Galaxy Note 7‘s Grace UX interface relating to setting up the mobile device’s iris scanner. The long disclaimer details why the device might not recognize a user’s irises including: when you are wearing glasses or certain types of contact lenses; when parts of your iris is hiding by puffy or narrowed eyes; when the device is tilted too much or lower than your face; after certian types of eye surgery;

Acuity report finds biometric and mobile technology driving digital ID

Acuity Market Intelligence has released new research that finds that the combination of turbulent world events and the proliferation of innovative, disruptive biometric and mobile technology is driving the evolution of digital identity for commerce, payments, the enterprise, and civil applications. Acuity’s research predicts that there are 750 million biometric smartphones in use today, which represents more than 30% of the total global smartphone base. The company projects this market to grow to 100% of the 2 billion smartphones shipped

Tier-one smartphone customer selects IDEX fingerprint sensor

Norwegian fingerprint technology firm IDEX recently announced that a tier-one smartphone customer has selected the firms’ Cardinal touch fingerprint sensor for integration into a mobile handset. According to a statement by the company, the design win further validates the price-performance value proposition that the company’s fingerprint sensor products and technology bring to the mobile market. “Following IDEX’s announcement on 2 June 2016 of a design win where the IDEX Cardinal sensor was selected as a feature in a tier-one OEM

ZTE adds fingerprint sensor to new $99 smartphone

ZTE’s new Zmax Pro phablet with fingerprint sensor is currently available for pre-orders for just $99. According to a recent report from Engadget, the device offers an octa-core Snapdragon 617 CPU with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage with a 13-megapixel camera and fingerprint sensor on the back and a 5-MP front camera. The Zmax Pro also offers dual-SIM card slots, a 3400 mAh battery, a USB Type-C charging port and runs Android Marshmallow. “Affordability is part of our

POMM rolls out biometric authentication and data encryption cell phone case

POMM Inc. has introduced a new biometric authentication and data encryption cell phone case to keep data files private and secure. According to the company crowdfunding page, the POMM device is a unique hardware case that bypasses cloud based systems, providing a security and privacy platform designed to protect the data in mobile devices. It ensures data security, privacy and bio-authentication, all combined to prevent unauthorized access and use of the mobile user’s private data and personal, sensitive information. The

Synaptics and Precise Biometrics to provide fingerprint sensor technology for Alcatel smartphones

Synaptics recently announced a collaboration with TCL Communication to provide fingerprint sensor technology solution to its Alcatel smartphone customers. Precise Biometrics’ algorithm solution for fingerprint recognition in mobile devices, Precise BioMatch Mobile, has also been integrated in the device. Precise BioMatch Mobile is an algorithm solution for secure fingerprint recognition in smartphones and tablets. The unique and patented hybrid algorithm solution is optimized for small fingerprint sensors and platforms with limited processing power and memory. ”We are pleased to be