Oppo Launches Two Smartphones, One With Biometrics

Mobile Fingerprint BiometricsThe two newest smartphones from Chinese manufacturer Oppo Electronics, announced today, hit a couple of major mobility milestones. First, measuring in with a width of 4.85 mm, the Oppo R5 holds the distinction of being the thinnest smartphone in the world. Second, the Oppo N3 is the first smartphone to launch with the FPC1021 capacitive touch sensor.

Released in April of this year by Fingerprint Cards AB (FPC), the FPC1021 was designed to meet the size constraints of next generation mobile devices. Having found its way onto a space efficient phone, the FPC1021 has truly validated itself.

Thanks to a previous licensing agreement between FPC and Precise Biometrics, the Oppo N3 is also home to the Precise BioMatch Mobile algorithm. Built specifically for this kind of deployment, Precise’s algorithm boasts high scores on the MINEX and MINEX II tests held by the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST).

“The demand for fingerprint algorithms for small sensors in mobile devices continues to increase,” says Precise Biometrics CEO Håkan Persson, particularly singling out the company’s recent success in China as an indicator of his company’s leadership in the area.

FPC and Precise Biometrics have both recently found their respective technologies on another flagship smartphone manufactured by a Chinese OEM. The new Ascend Mate 7 from Huawei features the FPC1020 touch sensor, which brings with it the Precise BioMatch Mobile algorithm.