Ulefone Future will feature a side mounted fingerprint scanner


ulefone future side fingerprint scanner

Fingerprint scanners usually live on the rear of the phone, or on the chin, but a few brands have moved the security feature to the metal chassis of their phones like Ulefone.

Ulefone are aiming to be one of the first smaller Chinese brands to release a truly bezel-less smartphone and we hope to get our hands on it at MWC in a few days.

To keep interest in their new phone, Ulefone have been staging the common method of ‘leaking’ a new feature every few days. These ‘leaks’ have shows the bezel-less display in action, confirmed partial hardware parameters and today reveal the location of the fingerprint scanner.

ulefone future helio p10

On the Ulefone Future the fingerprint scanner will be located on the right side of the metal frame below the physical power button and volume rocker. On their previous Ulefone Power, the fingerprint scanner was used for a few different features from taking photos and locking apps, and we assume these features will be carried over to the Future.

The teaser image that Ulefone have provided also mentions a Mediatek Helio P10 chipset, 4GB RAM, 32GB memory, and metal unibody design. Keep your eyes on news from MWC to see the Ulefone Power in the flesh.

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58 Comments

  1. Nilzie
    February 15, 2016

    Why am I the only one that loves this phone? This is my phone of the year 2016.

    p10, 4gb ram, the awesome bezelless look, and now side mounted fingerprint? Will probably have a sony sensor too. Looks as if the era of 16gb roms are fading away

    • Rene
      February 15, 2016

      I would suggest waiting for reviews before passing judgement on an unreleased product. To do so is folly when it comes to Chinese devices, in my opinion at least.

      Although specs look great, they can be very easily let down by terrible software implementations. We have seen this plenty a time in the past.

      • Assefa Hanson
        February 15, 2016

        “when it comes to chinese devices” are non chinese devices immune/unfamiliar to/with making products that are not up to standard!?

      • Mengkih
        February 15, 2016

        All companies want to optimize the software, even though I now use Redmi note3 of MIUI7.1-7.1.8.0, in use for a month, the whole system is also very Caton, and sometimes can only do a factory reset possible with the installation of the program related to how much, Android there is still much room for improvement, only IOS is the best system, but unfortunately too expensive iPhone.

  2. Tomislav Ivan Flis
    February 15, 2016

    I’m hoping it will have gyroscope!

  3. xteamchinax
    February 15, 2016

    Let’s hope the side fingerprint scanner actually works. I’ve read reviews of Sony’s side scanner being so unreliable that users stopped using it and opted for password/pin/pattern unlock instead.

  4. Assefa Hanson
    February 15, 2016

    the only other phone i know of with a fingerprint scanner to the side is the nextbit robin

  5. Roberto Tomás
    February 15, 2016

    why do they put a P10 in such a beautiful phone? I mean.. its nice to have a cheaper option, but they should also have an X20 variant

    • Rob
      February 15, 2016

      Totally agree, an X20 in this would be awesome. Really loving what Ulefone are trying to do here but if you’re gonna make it look cutting edge it really needs the hardware to go with it!

    • Mr.Flying Zoom3rz
      February 19, 2016

      They need a lot of money to put a X20 inside, money that probably they don’t want to invest at now.

      • Roberto Tomás
        February 20, 2016

        Its not really so different.. there’s at least twice as much die space for the gpu .. but still it is on the order of 150% or so the size. We’re talking $5-$20 parts here.

  6. bro-reac
    February 15, 2016

    The phone looks awesome am definately in. But……….. only after user reviews.

  7. Manjurul Islam
    February 15, 2016

    Why these cheapo Chinese phone developers don’t put some useful sensors like gyro, motion, game, accelerometer etc? Whenever they or other source leaks video with antutu window, they skip the antutu’s info part where it is visible what sensors are included and what not. Ulefone, elephone and some other always play these dirty tricks.

    • ksuuk
      February 15, 2016

      Or Qualcomm CPU etc.

      • Manjurul Islam
        February 15, 2016

        CPU is not a big concern either, many users are happy with mediatek, Samsung or hisilicon SoCs. But these sensors are of a great concern, and only these el cheapo hype creators manufacturer cause this issue. Even meizu and xiaomi have mediatek based phone, but sensors are good (though xiaomi didn’t include a GPS sensor on their mipad2, not sure why )

        • Marco Lancaster
          February 15, 2016

          That’s why I choose Jiayu s3 last year, it packed all the useful sensors.

          • Fabio
            February 15, 2016

            And the brand has disappeared.

            • Assefa Hanson
              February 16, 2016

              a shamee realy

            • Mr.Flying Zoom3rz
              February 19, 2016

              I don’t keep an eye on Jiayu, but are they still alive?

    • Guns 'n' Vegetables
      February 15, 2016

      All the sensors you talk about are expensive. It appears on Xiaomi and Meizu because such phones are actually not as cheap. Brands like Ulefone has their position in the industry, which is to serve people with basic needs, i guess.

      • Fabio
        February 15, 2016

        Sounds reasonable, but gyroscope should be with the phone at least. It’s not acceptable that a phone named Future come without it.

        • Mr.Flying Zoom3rz
          February 19, 2016

          More like that the accelerometer sensor is a must. Gyroscope is often being skipped.

      • Manjurul Islam
        February 16, 2016

        If price is their concern, they shouldn’t play hide n seek on video demonstration while showing device info on antutu, geekbench of any other app. After all, customers already know what is inside, and what will be inside on future devices.

  8. February 15, 2016

    Great features, the side seems like a good choice for a scanner, but as always, we’ll have to wait for a review on actual performance of the device.

  9. Nilzie
    February 15, 2016

    Why am I the only one that loves this phone? This is my phone of the year 2016.

    p10, 4gb ram, the awesome bezelless look, and now side mounted fingerprint? Will probably have a sony sensor too. Looks as if the era of 16gb roms are fading away

    • Rene
      February 15, 2016

      I would suggest waiting for reviews before passing judgement on an unreleased product. To do so is folly when it comes to Chinese devices, in my opinion at least.

      Although specs look great, they can be very easily let down by terrible software implementations. We have seen this plenty a time in the past.

    • Assefa Hanson
      February 15, 2016

      “when it comes to chinese devices” are non chinese devices immune/unfamiliar to/with making products that are not up to standard!?

    • Mengkih
      February 16, 2016

      All companies want to optimize the software, even though I now use Redmi note3 of MIUI7.1-7.1.8.0, in use for a month, the whole system is also very Caton, and sometimes can only do a factory reset possible with the installation of the program related to how much, Android there is still much room for improvement, only IOS is the best system, but unfortunately too expensive iPhone.

  10. Tomislav Ivan Flis
    February 15, 2016

    I’m hoping it will have gyroscope!

  11. xteamchinax
    February 15, 2016

    Let’s hope the side fingerprint scanner actually works. I’ve read reviews of Sony’s Xperia Z5 Premium side scanner being so unreliable that users stopped using it and opted for password/pin/pattern unlock instead.

  12. Assefa Hanson
    February 15, 2016

    the only other phone i know of with a fingerprint scanner to the side is the nextbit robin

  13. Roberto Tomás
    February 15, 2016

    why do they put a P10 in such a beautiful phone? I mean.. its nice to have a cheaper option, but they should also have an X20 variant

    • Rob
      February 15, 2016

      Totally agree, an X20 in this would be awesome. Really loving what Ulefone are trying to do here but if you’re gonna make it look cutting edge it really needs the hardware to go with it!

    • Mr.Flying Zoom3rz
      February 19, 2016

      They need a lot of money to put a X20 inside, money that probably they don’t want to invest at now.

    • Roberto Tomás
      February 20, 2016

      Its not really so different.. there’s at least twice as much die space for the gpu .. but still it is on the order of 150% or so the size. We’re talking $5-$20 parts here.

  14. bro-reac
    February 15, 2016

    The phone looks awesome am definately in. But……….. only after user reviews.

  15. Charles Leadn
    February 15, 2016

    Nice! Fingerprint sensor on the side, that’s a new one http://www.mobileif.com

  16. Manjurul Islam
    February 15, 2016

    Why these cheapo Chinese phone developers don’t put some useful sensors like gyro, motion, game, accelerometer etc? Whenever they or other source leaks video with antutu window, they skip the antutu’s info part where it is visible what sensors are included and what not. Ulefone, elephone and some other always play these dirty tricks.

    • ksuuk
      February 15, 2016

      Or Qualcomm CPU etc.

    • Manjurul Islam
      February 15, 2016

      CPU is not a big concern either, many users are happy with mediatek, Samsung or hisilicon SoCs. But these sensors are of a great concern, and only these el cheapo hype creators manufacturer cause this issue. Even meizu and xiaomi have mediatek based phone, but sensors are good (though xiaomi didn’t include a GPS sensor on their mipad2, not sure why )

    • Marco Lancaster
      February 15, 2016

      That’s why I choose Jiayu s3 last year, it packed all the useful sensors.

    • Guns 'n' Vegetables
      February 16, 2016

      All the sensors you talk about are expensive. It appears on Xiaomi and Meizu because such phones are actually not as cheap. Brands like Ulefone has their position in the industry, which is to serve people with basic needs, i guess.

    • Fabio
      February 16, 2016

      Sounds reasonable, but gyroscope should be with the phone at least. It’s not acceptable that a phone named Future come without it.

    • Fabio
      February 16, 2016

      And the brand has disappeared.

    • Assefa Hanson
      February 16, 2016

      a shamee realy

    • Manjurul Islam
      February 16, 2016

      If price is their concern, they shouldn’t play hide n seek on video demonstration while showing device info on antutu, geekbench of any other app. After all, customers already know what is inside, and what will be inside on future devices.

    • Mr.Flying Zoom3rz
      February 19, 2016

      More like that the accelerometer sensor is a must. Gyroscope is often being skipped.

    • Mr.Flying Zoom3rz
      February 19, 2016

      I don’t keep an eye on Jiayu, but are they still alive?

  17. Cellular Barn
    February 15, 2016

    Great features, the side seems like a good choice for a scanner, but as always, we’ll have to wait for a review on actual performance of the device.

  18. Charles Leadn
    February 15, 2016

    Nice! Fingerprint sensor on the side, that’s a new one http://www.mobileif.com

  19. kik
    February 15, 2016

    Sideway fingerprint scanner is a smart move. 1. Compared with rear fingerprint scanner, it helps you rest your finger on the right place more easily with the help of eyes. 2. Compared with a front one, It will allow you to complete unlocking during you pick up the your phone. 3. Most importantly, you will not have to see a big home either on the face or the back of your phone.

  20. Windows 10
    February 15, 2016

    They have restore the video of Future prototype: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kS3PI1Bw1k It seems way more bezel-less than most so-called bezel-less phones.

  21. kik
    February 16, 2016

    Sideway fingerprint scanner is a smart move. 1. Compared with rear fingerprint scanner, it helps you rest your finger on the right place more easily with the help of eyes. 2. Compared with a front one, It will allow you to complete unlocking during you pick up the your phone. 3. Most importantly, you will not have to see a big home either on the face or the back of your phone.

  22. Windows 10
    February 16, 2016

    They have restore the video of Future prototype:

  23. Windows 10
    February 16, 2016

    It seems way more bezel-less than most so-called bezel-less phones.

  24. Mengkih
    February 16, 2016

    Nice design, I like this screen, the hardware is also very strong, I hope as soon as possible sales.

  25. Mengkih
    February 16, 2016

    Nice design, I like this screen, the hardware is also very strong, I hope as soon as possible sales.

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    December 2, 2017

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