Fingerprint reader, KitKat and a $127 price tag: Say hello to the Vifocal C1000!


Now that fingerprint scanners on smartphones are getting more popular each day, Chinese makers are trying their best to not miss out on the fun. Only some days back did we learn about the Elephone P2000, a Chinese device that features a fingerprint scanner, and here we have another horse in the race in the form of the Vifocal C1000.

While the Elephone P2000 comes with quite a bit of grunt under the hood thanks to an octa-core CPU and 2GB RAM, the Vifocal C1000 employs a totally different approach, and focuses on bringing the latest tech to the average Joe. The C1000 comes with a 5.5-inch qHD display that has far from the best PPI, but what should lure you is a $127 price tag we found on a webstore selling the smartphone.

With that sort of a price tag, the C1000 definitely cuts corners on a few aspects: the device features only a quad-core MT6582 processor, which although is very capable in itself, isn’t as as powerful as the octa-core MT6592. Other specs include 1GB of RAM, 8GB of on-board ROM, an 8 mega-pixel rear camera, a 5 mega-pixel front shooter and battery claimed to be 3200mAh in capacity.

Would you give a device like the Vifocal C1000, just to get a taste of how well fingerprint sensors work with Chinese entry-level tech, or are you happy waiting for the ‘perfect phone’ that has eluded you forever?

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