Samsung selects Suprema biometrics for its latest smartphones

Seoul, Korea

Suprema's Biosign mobile fingerprint authentication algorithm has been selected by Samsung for the Galaxy J5 2017 and Galaxy A7 (for SK Telecom) smartphone models. Partnering with Egis Technology, a Taiwan-based sensor provider, Suprema provides its integrated solution to global smartphone manufacturers.

Suprema introduced Biosign 2.0 in February at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Enhanced by latest AI technology, Biosign 2.0 supports small fingerprint sensors and offers robust authentication performance over time and environment. Moreover, Biosign 2.0 provides exceptional versatility in integration as it supports different shapes and types of fingerprint sensors.

Biosign 2.0 is an effective solution for mid-to-low range smartphones as it reduces production cost by supporting smaller sensors and provides higher fingerprint authentication performance with low-end processors. Biosign 2.0 achieves 50ms authentication speeds in high-end smartphones with high performance processors and 100ms speeds with low-end processors while guaranteeing a maximum of 0.0005% FAR.

Smartphone users often experience decreased fingerprint authentication performance over usage time, but Biosign 2.0's self-learning algorithm actually increases accuracy over usage. Biosign 2.0 processes authentication with only a small fingerprinting area (2mm x 2mm) and provides consistent performance with different shapes of sensors including bar, square and slim shapes.

"Like a camera, fingerprints are now an essential feature in smartphones, initially in premium phones and now in mid-to-low range phones. Biosign 2.0 is the most economical and efficient solution in mid-to-low range smartphones. Starting with the Samsung Galaxy J5 2017 and Galaxy A7, we expect to see Biosign 2.0 becoming widely available in many other smartphone models. As Biosign is a software based solution, it will contribute to Suprema's revenue as well," said Brian Song, CEO at Suprema.


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