Pantech launches new Android smartphone with FPC fingerprint technology embedded in Korea

The Pantech Android flagship smartphone model Vega LTE-A IM-A880S recently started to sell in operator stores all over Korea. It is Pantech’s first launch of a smartphone with finger sensor, and Fingerprint Cards’ (FPC’s) first launch on the Korean mobile phone market.

“Finger sensors and their associated secure applications are becoming much demanded features on modern smartphones. Pantech will deploy this important feature on several smartphones in the future and we are happy to cooperate with FPC in this deployment ,” says Mr. Lee, leader of the Component Development Team of Pantech.

Johan Carlström, President and Chief Executive Officer of FPC, comments:
“The Korean market is one of the most advanced mobile markets. I want to congratulate Pantech for being the first Korean manufacturer to launch an Android smartphone with finger sensors and related security and convenience applications. This launch is another major milestone for FPC and evidence of FPC’s world-leading position as supplier of capacitive fingerprint technology, with highest quality, best image quality and lowest power consumption. We expect multiple launches in Korea and other parts of Asia during the rest of 2013 and beyond.”

              

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

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 August 28. At 08.00 Am CET.

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Fingerprint Cards AB (FPC) develops produces and markets biometric technology, which, through analysis and matching of an individual’s unique fingerprint, verifies the person’s identity. The technology consists of biometric sensors, processors, algorithms and modules that can be used separately or combined. The competitive advantages offered by 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 telephones, which impose extremely rigorous demands on these characteristics. FPC’s technology can also be used in such areas as IT, Internet security and access control.

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