“…FPC has now confirmed that its FPC1511 sensor model is being used in the A10s, and that it ‘has already received purchase orders amounting to in excess of ten million sensors.'”
Samsung’s new Galaxy A10s smartphone is indeed using a fingerprint sensor from Fingerprint Cards, the Sweden-based fingerprint biometrics specialist has confirmed.
The news comes after a statement from earlier this summer in which the company revealed that it had received an order for its sensor technology from Samsung, but could not confirm whether it would indeed be implemented in the Galaxy A10s. The smartphone design included a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, but Samsung had been considering the use of biometric hardware from another supplier.
In a new statement, FPC has now confirmed that its FPC1511 sensor model is being used in the A10s, and that it “has already received purchase orders amounting to in excess of ten million sensors.” The company also says its working on “an additional production” that is likely to lead to another Samsung smartphone integration in the future.
The news comes about a week after FPC’s launch of a “ticker” feature on its website that would be updated to list all of the latest smartphone integrations of technology. This was framed as part of a new communications approach in which Fingerprint Cards would only issue official announcements of smartphone integrations if they were particularly notable.
The Samsung news, clearly, has made the cut. Commenting in FPC’s announcement, Fingerprint Cards CEO Christian Fredrikson expained that his firm “has earlier delivered sensors for a Samsung notebook, but this is the first time that our products are used in a Samsung smartphone”.