This is Konka’s first launch of a smartphone featuring an embedded finger sensor, and Fingerprint Cards’ (FPC) first launch in the Chinese mobile phone market. It is also FPC’s first launch of the FPC 1080A swipe sensor in a mobile phone.
“We see capacitive finger sensors and its associated secure applications as the next big feature of our smartphones. Konka will deploy this important application from FPC in several of our forthcoming smartphones,” says Zhongjun Zhang, General Manager of SHENZHEN KONKA TELECOMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY CO LTD.
Johan Carlström, President and Chief Executive Officer of FPC, comments:
“The Chinese market is the biggest smartphone market in the world with +400 million smartphones expected to be sold in 2013. I want to congratulate Konka for being the first Chinese manufacturer to launch an Android smartphone with finger sensors and related security and convenience applications. This launch is also another major milestone for FPC and confirmation of FPC’s world-leading position as a supplier of capacitive fingerprint technology, with highest quality, best image quality and lowest power consumption. We expect multiple launches in China and other parts of Asia during the remainder of 2013 and beyond.”
About Fingerprint Cards AB (publ) (FPC)
Fingerprint Cards AB (fingerprints.com) markets, develops and produces biometric components and technologies that through the analysis and matching of an individual’s unique fingerprint verify the person’s identity. The technology consists of biometric sensors, processors, algorithms and modules that can be used separately or in combination with each other. The competitive advantages offered by the FPC’s technology include unique image quality, extreme robustness, low power consumption and complete biometric systems. With these advantages and the ability to achieve extremely low manufacturing costs, the technology can be implemented in volume products such as smart cards and mobile phones, where extremely rigorous demands are placed on such characteristics. The company’s technology can also be used in IT and Internet security, access control, etc.
Fingerprint Cards AB (publ) discloses this information pursuant to the Swedish Securities Market Act (2007:528) and the Swedish Financial Instruments Trading Act (1991:980). The information was issued for publication on September 17 at 3.40 pm.
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