Cubot are to release their first smartphone featuring fingerprint scanning hardware, behind a large lens for faster and more accurate unlocking.
Fingerprint scanner are on all types of phones, and Cubot are about to launch their first smartphone with the added security benefit of a sensor. The Cubot S600 will feature a 12mm sensor area on the rear of the phone, that Cubot say will result in faster unlocking speeds and better accuracy.
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Generally it is the resolution of the sensor that ensures accuracy and speed on a scanner, but with a large physical size it would make sense that Cubot have managed to squeeze a higher resolution sensor inside.
Other details include a 2700mah battery and fast charging for a claimed recharge time of 2 hours and 10 minutes. The chipset in the glass and metal body of the Cubot S600 will be a Mediatek MT6735A which should ensure a longer run time.
Cubot are keeping other details under wraps for now, but sources say that a price tag of around $120 is the aim.