Precise Biometrics is celebrating another integration of its fingerprint recognition technology into a China-made smartphone. Like so many others, the integration comes by way of Precise Biometrics’ hardware partner, Fingerprint Cards (FPC).
The smartphone in question is the Elife E8, by Gionee. It uses a touch-based sensor, representing something of an upgrade from its previous smartphone, the Gionee T1, which used a swipe-based sensor, also from FPC. This integration also continues the trend of Precise Biometrics technology finding its way into China-made smartphones. The Oppo R7 Plus and the Yulong Coolpad Tiptop Pro hit the market last month with FPC sensors built in.
Speaking in a press release, Precise Biometrics CEO Håkan Persson said his company is “happy that yet another leading Chinese smartphone manufacturer have chosen to integrate Precise BioMatch Mobile,” adding that Gionee “is one of the leading Chinese manufacturers that also exports a significant part of their volume.” These kinds of integrations are, of course, the product of licensing agreements, which form a key part of Precise Biometrics’ business strategy; so the Gionee integration is good news in what could be a fruitful year for the company.