This week brings two major new mobile integrations of Fingerprint Cards (FPC) biometric sensors. The technology is being used in Huawei’s Honor 7 smartphone and Meizu’s MX5 smartphone, both of which were announced today.
Both order values are included in FPC’s revenue projection of 2,200 MSEK for the year. Given the prominence of each company in the smartphone industry, this news is a big win for FPC. The Honor 7 is using the FPC1025 sensor, while the MX5 has the FPC1155. In public statements, Jörgen Lantto referred to both sensors as supporting “360 degree finger rotation capability, fast response time and industry leading 3D image quality.”
It’s worth noting that both smartphone makers are based in Asia, a region where FPC has lately enjoyed a great deal of success. Earlier this month the company was compelled to upgrade its revenue projections after a string of orders from the region, which themselves seem to reflect the growing ubiquity of fingerprint sensors in smartphones. With multiple mPayment platforms set to launch this year – including a particularly large Asia-based one in Alipay – there could be even more brisk business to come for FPC, given these platforms’ reliance on biometric authentication.