Fujitsu F-01A waterproof cell phone with fingerprint sensor security

The Fujitsu F-01A is the first phone to use a fingerprint sensor using AuthenTec’s TouchStone packaging. It also incorporates AuthenTec’s TrueNav technology for touchpad-like navigational control via AuthenTec’s AES1711 fingerprint sensor.

The F-01A is based on a Symbian operating system and features a 3.5-inch widescreen VGA touchscreen display, 5.2 megapixel camera with Autofocus, built-in GPS using Mobile Google Maps with Street View, e-Wallet mobile payment capability, and a 1Seg mobile TV tuner.

The leading cause of cell phone returns not covered under warranty is damage from exposure to excess moisture or immersion in water such as in pools and hot tubs. Fujitsu’s F-01A waterproof cell phone meets IPX5 and IPX7 specifications, making it capable of submersion in one meter of water for up to 30 minutes.

Unlike all other semiconductor components embedded within a cell phone or other consumer electronic device, fingerprint sensors must be durable enough to withstand the common wear and tear experienced on the outside of the phone. TouchStone technology extends the already proven durability of AuthenTec sensors by tripling the protective coating over the fingerprint sensor die.




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