Huawei sets a world first with Precise BioMatch™ Mobile
Huawei Ascend Mate 7 is the first Android smartphone featuring a touch fingerprint sensor, they chose Precise BioMatch Mobile to make it possible.
The problem that we solved
Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, recognized as one of the world’s most innovative companies. Huawei is ranked as one of the top smartphone vendors and is early in adapting new technologies to provide added value to its customers.
In September 2014, they became the first vendor to launch an Android smartphone with a touch fingerprint sensor, Huawei Ascend Mate 7. The smartphone features Precise Biometrics’ fingerprint algorithm, Precise BioMatch Mobile, which has been integrated with the touch fingerprint sensor, FPC1020 from Fingerprint Cards.
The fingerprint technology in Ascend Mate 7 makes it possible for consumers to conveniently unlock the smartphone by touching the sensor on the back, which within a fraction of a second recognizes the fingerprint and awakens the phone without the need to press any buttons or to enter a PIN code. The fingerprint technology has 360° accuracy, which means that the user doesn’t have to bother about what position the finger should have when it touches the sensor. According to Huawei, the fingerprint technology on Ascend Mate 7 unlocks the device 80% faster than devices that use a swipe sensor.
“I love this functionality, I really love this functionality”, Richard Yu, CEO Huawei Consumer Business Group.
Precise BioMatch Mobile is an algorithm that is optimized for use in small sensors and mobile devices. The hybrid matching technology offers a very powerful functionality for the user, as well as high security. Precise Biometrics’ fingerprint algorithm is based on close to 20 years of research and has been implemented to over 160 million users worldwide. The technology has been selected by leading smartphone manufacturers and achieved top results in Ongoing MINEX and MINEX II evaluations that are conducted by the US National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST).
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