AuthenTec has announced that its AES850 smart fingerprint sensor has been integrated into a new Fujitsu smart phone, the REGZA Phone T-01D.
With AuthenTec’s AES850, the Android 2.3-based phone can be locked and unlocked via a quick scan of the user’s fingerprint. The sensor can also be used to control access to applications on the phone as well as provide greater security for NFC-enabled mobile payments.
According to AuthenTec, the AES850 helps improve the speed and security of NFC mobile wallet transactions on the Osaifu-Keitai platform via fast and highly secure fingerprint authentication. Users can conduct mobile wallet transactions at more than 500,000 NFC mobile payment terminals across Japan.
The REGZA Phone T-01D also incorporates AuthenTec’s DataDefender app, allowing users to lock and unlock favorite Android applications with one swipe of a finger across the AES850 smart sensor.
To date, 30 Fujitsu phone models have incorporated AuthenTec fingerprint sensors, starting with the 2003 mova F505i. The REGZA Phone T-01D is currently available through NTT Docomo, Japan’s largest mobile operator.