Oukitel U8 receives OTA update to improve fingerprint scanning and more


Oukitel’s U8 is a mid-range phone (new-age entry-level is what I like to call it) with a fingerprint sensor that doesn’t require you to wake the phone before scanning your finger.

The device is pretty impressive with its metal build and other features, however there were a few issues with the accuracy and speed of the fingerprint sensor… which the company seems to have addressed with a software update.

Here’s what the new update brings to the table:

1. Optimization of the speed and accuracy of fingerprint unlocking.
2. Solve the problem of probability and compatibility caused by fingerprint
3. Noise reduction of the playback of recorded sound

The update is downloading on our review sample of the Oukitel U8 as I write this. The full review of the phone will come later this week, meanwhile take a look at the screenshot for the update for more information. You might also want to glance over our hands on post for the Oukitel U8.

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9 Comments

  1. Bility
    July 8, 2015

    I have updated mine and the fingerprint scanner as improve very significantly not perfect but working. The scanner is now quicker to unlock the phone but still struggling a bit to unlock apps it takes a bit longer to unlock apps than it takes to unlock the phone.

    • July 8, 2015

      Haven’t tested with apps yet but yes its MUCH faster now. Accuracy seems to be the same though.

      • Bility
        July 8, 2015

        Mine was so unresponsive to the point that I stopped using it completely but now I’m using it. I have tested on my encrypted apps and accuracy is very low and takes much longer.

  2. Muhammad Yasir
    July 8, 2015

    well , atleast it shows Outikel ARE devoted to their cause and are willing to solve their screw ups through OFFICIAL channels. keep this up and they’ll be a premium and well-respected brand in no time !

  3. victor hrebenciuc
    July 8, 2015

    It works , it works 🙂 Yes, the figerprint sensor works faster. My messages are locked with fingerprint, the responsive time is the same

  4. E8hffff
    July 8, 2015

    Why would anyone want a finger scanner.

  5. Sam Butler
    July 9, 2015

    Mine just arrived now. Will OTA now. Does anyone have the sview case and does it work? Mine doesnt to anything when I open and shut the cover. Can’t find any menu option to enable it.

  6. Didi
    July 9, 2015

    Do you know what is “best” about this update? You can’t “root” anymore! Neither Kingroot nor iRoot are able to crack the hardened security ….

  7. Kristi1603
    July 10, 2015

    Is this phone good for multitasking?