Fingerprint Cards biometrics integrated into new smartphones from Infinix, Cat
The FPC1540 side-mounted biometric fingerprint sensor from Fingerprint Cards has been integrated into the Infinix Note 7 smartphone, and the FPC1035 sensor has been built into a new rugged work phone from Cat, according to a pair of announcements just weeks after the Google Pixel 4A was revealed to include an unspecified fingerprint sensor from the company.
The Pixel 4A’s sensor is located on the back, like the Pixel 3A’s, and Android Authority reports that the scanner blends in better than the previous generation device’s did. The upcoming Pixel 5 will also feature a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, if images allegedly showing the smartphones leaked design are to be believed.
The Cat S62 Pro is built for durability, according to an announcement by Fingerprint Cards, and the GSM Arena breakdown notes the sensor is rear-mounted.
Infinix is a subsidiary of Shenzhen-based Transsion Holdings, which was a top-ten smartphone manufacturer in Q2, according to the announcement, driven by success in the African market. The Infinix Note 7 is the first from Transsion with FPC biometrics.
“The penetration of fingerprint sensors continues to increase. We are pleased to bring simple and secure authentication into the hands of more consumers and enhance their user experience,” says Ted Hansson, SVP business line mobile at Fingerprint Cards, in the Infinix announcement.
The company recently had a patent application for a moveable biometric sensing area in an under-display fingerprint system published in the U.S.