Now that almost every smartphone in the block comes with a fingerprint sensor (Xiaomi announced the Redmi 3 Pro with fingerprint ID today), manufacturers are trying to improve the overall experience by using a faster sensor as well as optimizing the software for smooth unlocking. UMi’s upcoming smartphone, namely the UMi Touch has been in the news for the past few days, and it’s no surprise that the phone features a fingerprint sensor.
A few hours back, UMi demoed the fingerprint sensor on the UMi Touch and the sensor unlocked the phone quite fast. In fact, when directly compared to the iPhone 6S Plus which is said to feature a pretty good sensor, the UMi Touch managed to unlock the phone a bit faster. The company claims that the device unlocks in just 0.1 seconds, which if true is super fast.
What’s even more impressive is that the fingerprint sensor can unlock the phone even when the screen is turned off. Further, the company reveals that there is a silicone pad in between the fingerprint sensor and the screen below it to ensure that it’s protected from things like water vapor and sweat. You can set up to 4 different fingerprints at a time.
Coming to the other specs, the UMi Touch features a 5.5-inch FHD display with 2.5D glass and MT6753 octa-core processor. There will be 3GB of RAM on board and 16GB of internal storage which is further expandable via MicroSD. At the back, there will be a 13MP Sony IMX328 camera and a 4000mAh battery. The phone supports 4G LTE networks and dual SIM dual standby. As for software, the phone comes with the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow build.
Most retailers have already started shipping the UMi Touch flagship. You can purchase the device from the links below.
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