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Biometric smartphones are officially mainstream: Acuity Market Intelligence

 

According to research firm Acuity Market Intelligence, biometric smartphones are officially mainstream.

More than 200 smartphones incorporating fingerprint, iris, and eye-vein biometrics been introduced since Q1 2013 under 70 brand names including Apple, Samsung, Huawei, Xiaomi, TCL, Oppo, Vivo, and ZTE.

Acuity projects that 600 million biometric smartphones are currently in use representing 28% of the global installed base.

According to Maxine Most, Acuity Market Intelligence Principal, “This explosion of biometric smartphones is just the beginning. The number of models available or announced increased from 52 a year ago to 197 today with additional announcements expected by the end of Q1.

“Biometric smartphone prices have dropped dramatically as new low-end options expand adoption, especially in emerging markets,” says Most. “While 93% of all biometric smartphone models run Google’s Android OS and Fingerprint Cards sensors are used in more than 60% of current models, Apple maintains a dominant 45% total device and fingerprint sensor market share.”

Acuity’s “Biometric Smartphone Update” provides details of all biometric smartphones shipped since Q1 2013 and includes brand, model, OS, price point, release date, and availability as well as biometric type, vendor, and sensor, and links to complete specifications and reviews.

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