China’s UMI is all set to launch world’s cheapest phone with a fingerprint sensor. The handset, named as UMI Fair, will be launched on September 25th in China for as low as $99 or Rs 6,502 approximately.
UMI has also teased a poster of the smartphone which states, “The world most affordable Fingerprint ID smartphone”. The poster clearly shows a fingerprint scanner just below the rear camera.
UMI Fair is said to have a 5-inch HD (1280 x 720 pixels) IPS display with metal body. It will be powered by a 64-bit 1.3 GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6735 processor which is paired with 1GB of RAM. The smartphone is expected to run on Android Lollipop operating system.
Besides, the UMI Fair has 8 GB of internal storage which is further expandable via a microSD card. On the camera front, it reportedly has an 8-megapixel rear camera (Sony’s Sensor) with dual LED flash and a 2-megapixel front camera for selfies. The handset has a 2250 mAh battery that is expected to offer a minimum 24 hours of battery life.
As per reports, UMI Fair offers 4G LTE support, dual-SIM, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS. The fingerprint sensor will be placed below the camera sensor on the back panel of smartphone.
The Apple iPhone 5S, which came in the year 2013, was the first phone to have a fingerprint scanner. Since then the biometric sensor was adopted by many but was restricted to mid and high range devices. Only few affordable devices like the Swipe Sense and Coolpad Dazen Note 3 have the fingerprint sensor.