1. Home
  2. > ICT
  3. > IT Hardware
  4. > Security Systems Market Trends
Fingerprint Sensors Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

Fingerprint Sensors Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

  • May 2022
  • 157 pages
  • ID: 6279491
  • Format: PDF
  • Mordor Intelligence LLP


Table of Contents

Search Inside

The fingerprint sensors market was valued at USD 6.93 billion in 2021 and is expected to reach USD 13.49 billion by 2027 and grow at a CAGR of 11.96% over the forecast period (2022 - 2027). The fingerprint sensors market has expanded rapidly over the past few years, and it is projected to increase even further during the forecast period. Increased adoption of smartphones, increasing security applications, and government initiatives to adopt biometrics tend to be the key factors driving the demand for fingerprint sensors globally.

Key Highlights
The fingerprint is among the prominent type of biometrics used in various devices and application fields, owing to which the demand for fingerprint sensors is on the rise. Moreover, according to the survey carried out by Biometrics Institute for 360 respondents across the globe in June 2021, 56% of the respondents from Europe agree with strict legislation with respect to the use of biometrics.
The growing penetration of smartphones, which are equipped with fingerprint sensors, is among the prominent driver of the growth of fingerprint sensors. For instance, as reported by counterpoint, In Q1 of 2021, the shipment of smartphones like Samsung approximately accounted for 77 million globally, and shipments of iPhones globally approximately accounted for 57 million.
In line with that, the number of smart devices, such as tablets, laptops, smartphones, and smart wearables per person, is expected to increase over the coming years; these devices are increasingly being incorporated with fingerprint sensors. According to Cisco, in 2018, the number of networked devices per person stood at eight and is expected to reach 13.6 per person by 2022.
The penetration of smartphones is increasing exponentially, owing to the increasing influence of fast internet access, and with the advent of 5G, smartphone penetration is expected to increase even further. According to GSMA, in North America, the number of smartphone subscribers is expected to reach 328 million by the year 2025. Moreover, by 2025, the region may witness an increase in the penetration rates of mobile subscribers (86%), along with the internet (80%). Additionally, according to GSMA, by 2025, Europe is estimated to register the highest rate of penetration of the internet (82%) and smartphones (88%).
Facial recognition systems are increasingly becoming common in various devices. For instance, major smartphone vendors, such as Apple, Samsung, and OnePlus, have already incorporated this as one of the means of user authentication. This increase in the adoption of substitute technology can hamper the growth of the fingerprint sensors market.
The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the demand for consumer electronics such as smartphones, laptops, PCs, and tablets. For instance, the sale of laptops grew in Russia amid the pandemic in March 2020 and accounted for a growth of 50%, according to RBC.ru.

Key Market Trends

Applications in Smartphones is expected to Hold a Major Share

The smartphone is the largest segment to utilize fingerprint sensors for user authentication among all the other devices considered in the study. The earliest application of fingerprint sensors in smartphones was in the year 2011 by Toshiba, but it was Apple touch ID that revolutionized fingerprint sensors in mobile devices.
Apple’s Touch ID, based on capacitive technology, was accurate and easy to use, because of which the authentication of the user became fast and smooth. After Apple’s success, Samsung and other major players also started using different fingerprint technologies for the authentication process.
When it comes to technology, the capacitive touchscreen sensors are being replaced by ultrasonic fingerprint sensors in premium phones and optical sensors in the rest of the devices. The shift from capacitive sensors has been due to the growing demand to integrate sensors in the display.
Tablets, on the other hand, have been using capacitive sensors, and many times to keep the bezels, many small manufacturers have opted not to use fingerprint sensors on their tablets. However, companies like Samsung, Lenovo, and Asus, have been using capacitive sensors in their tablets.
The increasing penetration of smartphones is expected to create more opportunities in the studied market. For instance, according to Ericsson Mobility Report 2021, there are more than 5.5 billion new smartphone subscriptions.

Asia Pacific to Witness Highest Growth

Increasing mobile transactions in China, coupled with the government’s initiatives, are expected to be the major drivers for the fingerprint sensors market in the country. China is witnessing a high mobile transactional volume, which is expected to create the potential for the market studied.
According to the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC), in 2020, around 852.5 million users used mobile payment transactions in the country, which increased from 583.3 million users in 2018. such an increase in mobile payment transactions provides an increasing need for various fingerprint sensors.
The market for fingerprint scanners in Japan is primarily driven by continuous product innovations by the companies in the country. For instance, in July 2021, Fingerprint Cards collaborated with Tokyo-based company MoriX Co. Ltd to develop and launch biometric payment cards in Japan. Fingerprints’ T-Shape module, which boasts ultra-low power consumption and is customized to be integrated into payment cards using standard automated manufacturing techniques, will be featured on the cards. Adding biometric sensors to contactless payment cards improves security, cleanliness, and sanitation while raising the card payment maximum.
The Japanese companies in the automotive sector are also actively looking forward to integrating fingerprint sensors in their upcoming models. For instance, Nissan introduced its concept car Nissan Xmotion featured fingerprint biometric authentication for enhanced security of the vehicles.
Fingerprint sensors are witnessing a significant demand in South Korea due to the increasing demand for biometric payment cards, and there is a robust market for payment cards. Various market vendors are currently working to integrate biometric technology and will have a truly disruptive offering that will allow to significantly expand the banking customer base in the country, various end-users, and beyond.

Competitive Landscape

The fingerprint sensor market is fragmented, with individual international companies such as Qualcomm, Fingerprint Card AB, and Synaptics occupying a significant market share by deploying their solutions in various smartphones. Fingerprint sensor firms are unlocking new markets beyond smartphones and exploring even the field of IoT and integration of fingerprint sensors into smart cards and are constantly incorporating different technologies to enhance the end-user experiences.

January 2022 - The Vivo launched IQOO 9 Pro is the first smartphone to include Qualcomm’s 3D Sonic Max ultrasonic fingerprint reader and is powered by the brand-new Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor. The IQOO 9 Pro’s Qualcomm 3D Sonic Max enables a lightning-fast fingerprint enrollment process with just one tap. Once the user fingerprint is registered, it unlocks the phone in just 0.2 seconds.
September 2021- IDEMIA launched the SaaS-based Automated Biometric Identification System (ABIS), IDEMIA STORM ABIS, for intuitive, accessible, and affordable fingerprint analysis, comparison, and documentation. IDEMIA STORM ABIS supports local and national searches through tools for comparison, analysis, and case management that permits fingerprint examiners to effectively and efficiently complete examinations from anywhere.

Additional Benefits:

The market estimate (ME) sheet in Excel format
3 months of analyst support

Get Industry Insights. Simply.

  • Latest reports & slideshows with insights from top research analysts
  • 150+ Million searchable statistics with tables, figures & datasets
  • More than 25,000 trusted sources
  • Single User License — provides access to the report by one individual.
  • Department License — allows you to share the report with up to 5 users
  • Site License — allows the report to be shared amongst all employees in a defined country
  • Corporate License — allows for complete access, globally.

ReportLinker may already be registered as a supplier with your company. If you want to Order by PO, check with us first and we'll let you know if we are a registered supplier and what the vendor number is. Otherwise, we'll provide you with the necessary information to register ReportLinker as a vendor.

Grace helps you find the right report:

The research specialist advised us on the best content for our needs and provided a great report and follow-up, thanks very much we shall look at ReportLinker in the future.

Kate Merrick

Global Marketing Manager at
Eurotherm by Schneider Electric

We were impressed with the support that ReportLinker’s research specialists’ team provided. The report we purchased was useful and provided exactly what we want.

Category Manager at

ReportLinker gave access to reliable and useful data while avoiding dispersing resources and spending too much time on unnecessary research.

Executive Director at
PwC Advisory

The customer service was fast, responsive, and 100% professional in all my dealings (...) If we have more research needs, I'll certainly prioritize working with ReportLinker!

Scott Griffith

Vice President Marketing at
Maurice Sporting Goods

The research specialist provided prompt, helpful instructions for accessing ReportLinker's product. He also followed up to make sure everything went smoothly and to ensure an easy transition to the next stage of my research

Jessica P Huffman

Research Associate at
American Transportation Research Institute

Excellent customer service. Very responsive and fast.

Director, Corporate Strategy at

I reached out to ReportLinker for a detailed market study on the Air Treatment industry. The quality of the report, the research specialist’s willingness to solve my queries exceeded my expectations. I would definitely recommend ReportLinker for in-depth industry information.

Mariana Mendoza

Global Platform Senior Manager at
Whirlpool Corporation

Thanks! I like what you've provided and will certainly come back if I need to do further research works.

Bee Hin Png

CEO at
LDR Pte Ltd

The research specialist advised us on the best content for our needs and provided a great report and follow-up, thanks very much we shall look at ReportLinker in the future.

Kate Merrick

Global Marketing Manager at
Eurotherm by Schneider Electric

  • How we can help
    • I am not sure if the report I am interested in will fulfill my needs. Can you help me?
    • Yes, of course. You can call us at +33(0) 4 37 65 17 03 or drop us an email at [email protected] to let us know more about your requirements.
    • We buy reports often - can ReportLinker get me any benefits?
    • Yes. Set up a call with a Senior Research Advisor to learn more - [email protected] or +33(0) 4 37 65 17 03.
    • I have had negative experiences with market research reports before. How can you avoid this from happening again?
    • We advise all clients to read the TOC and Summary and list your questions so that we can get more insight for you before you make any purchase decision. A research advisor will accompany you so that you can compare samples and reports from different sources, and choose the study that is right for you.

  • Report Delivery
    • How and when I will receive my Report?
    • Most reports are delivered right away in a pdf format, while others are accessed via a secure link and access codes. Do note that sometimes reports are sent within a 12 hour period, depending on the time zones. However, you can contact us to escalate this. Should you need a hard copy, you can check if this option is offered for the particular report, and pay the related fees.
  • Payment conditions
    • What payment methods do you accept?
      1. Credit card : VISA, American Express, Mastercard, or
      2. You can download an invoice to pay by wire transfer, check, or via a Purchase Order from your company, or
      3. You can pay via a Check made out in US Dollars, Euros, or British Pounds for the full amount made payable to ReportLinker
    • What are ReportLinker’s Payment Terms?
    • All payments must normally be submitted within 30 days. However, you can let us know if you need extended time.
    • Are Taxes and duties included?
    • All companies based in France must pay a 20% tax per report. The same applies to all individuals based in the EU. All EU companies must supply their VAT number when purchasing to avoid this charge.
    • I’m not satisfied. Can I be refunded?
    • No. Once your order has been processed and the publisher has received a notification to send you the report, we cannot issue any refund or cancel any order. As these are not ‘traditional’ products that can be returned, reports that are dispatched are considered to be ‘consumed’.
  • User license
    • The license that you should acquire depends on the number of persons that need to access the report. This can range from Single User (only one person will have the right to read or access the report), or Department License (up to 5 persons), to Site License (a group of persons based in the same company location), or Corporate License (the entire company personnel based worldwide). However, as publishers have different terms and conditions, we can look into this for you.
Purchase Reports From Reputable Market Research Publishers

Passwordless Authentication Market by Offering, Motility, Authentication Type, End-Use Industry and Region - Global Forecast to 2027

  • $ 4950
  • November 2022
  • 306 pages

The global passwordless authentication market size is estimated to be USD 6.6 billion in 2022 and is projected to reach USD 21.2 billion by 2027, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 26.2% during ...

  • World
  • APAC
  • Biometrics
  • Financial Services
  • Industry analysis
  • Mobile Phone Penetration
  • Biometrics Adoption


Reportlinker.com © Copyright 2023. All rights reserved.

ReportLinker simplifies how Analysts and Decision Makers get industry data for their business.

Make sure you don’t miss any news and follow us on