Huawei Announces Ascend Mate 7, the World's First Android Smartphone With Touch Fingerprint Sensor, Featuring FPC1020

Sep 04, 2014, 10:11 ET from Fingerprint Cards AB

GOTHENBURG, Sweden, September 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Huawei announced its global flagship Android smartphone Ascend Mate 7, being the world's first Android smartphone on the market to feature a touch fingerprint sensor. Fingerprint Cards (FPC) is proud to announce that Huawei is using FPC's touch fingerprint sensor FPC1020 in this launch.    

Johan Carlström, President and Chief Executive Officer of FPC, comments:

"Huawei is the third largest smartphone manufacturer in the world and we are proud that Huawei selected FPC (FPC1020) for this flagship launch. We congratulate Huawei on being the first player in the world to launch an Android smartphone featuring a touch fingerprint sensor. Touch fingerprint sensors from FPC raise the bar and provide a never-before-seen superior user experience. FPC on the 20th of December 2013 announced this Design Win anonymously and on the 5th of May 2014, FPC announced a ramp order related to this project. "

Bruce Li, PDT Manager at Huawei, comments:

"Ascend Mate 7 is a global flagship model, enabled with a touch fingerprint sensor. We see fingerprint sensors as a key feature of smartphones for important use cases, such as mobile payments and data protection. We are very pleased with the performance of the FPC touch fingerprint sensor and the support that FPC has provided to us and are looking forward to continued cooperation with FPC."

About Fingerprint Cards AB (publ)

Fingerprint Cards AB (FPC) 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 4, 2014 at 16.00 CET.

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For more information contact: Johan Carlström, CEO Fingerprint Cards AB (publ), +46(0)31-60-78-20, investrel@fingerprints.com

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