Precise Biometrics‘ algorithm software is being used to support in-display fingerprint scanning in the new OPPO R17 smartphone, the company has announced.
It’s the result of Precise Biometrics’ partnership with fingerprint sensor provider Silead, and a validation of statements made in a corporate update about a year ago. At that time, Precise Biometrics’ then-CEO, Håkan Persson, predicted the rise of in-display fingerprint sensor technology for smartphones, driven by optical and ultrasonic fingerprint sensors; and he said it was an industry shift for which Precise Biometrics would be “well positioned”. Now, with a growing number of smartphones featuring in-display fingerprint sensor technology arriving in the mainstream consumer market, Precise Biometrics is starting to reap the rewards.
In a statement announcing the OPPO R17 integration, Precise Biometrics’ current CEO, Stefan K. Persson, framed the phone as representative of new devices sporting “slick smartphone designs with edge-to-edge displays,” adding, “we are pleased to provide Precise BioMatch Mobile to Oppo R17 and supporting Silead with their first under display implementation.”
The company also indicated that the integration will begin generating royalty revenues in the third quarter of this year.
Other features of the OPPO R17 include a 6.4″ AMOLED display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 processor, a 16MP rear-facing camera and a 5MP selfie camera. The device has launched in the China market.