Elephone R9 will be using glass cover for the fingeprint scanner


We already know that the upcoming Elephone R9 will have its fingerprint scanner integrated into the Home button, that’s nothing out of ordinary at all. But in this case the scanner will have a protective glass cover over it so the controls should be more precise and the recognition faster.

Elephone claim, through the mouth of their director of product design, that according to a long survey it’s much better to use the protective glass for the scanner and not the coating, which is the common solution. The coating while being cheaper is suffering from low surface hardness (3H) and bad abrasion resistance.

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Using the glass cover for the fingeprint scanner you can reach hardness of 6H and it’s also certainly more aestethic and ergonomical. That’s why most of the higher end of the chinese manufacturers are going for it too, even though it’s a fairly expensive solution. So Elephone want to join the good company like Vivo, Oppo, Meizu or LeEco, who are already trying to offer the higher comfort level for the customers with the glass fingerpint scanner cover. More information here and here.

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20 Comments

  1. Alfred
    September 21, 2016

    Even the glass as a fingerprint cover …. and please, don’t tell me that is poor or that doing so saves money …
    Of course, we still don’t know the price, but it seems to be taking the right path.

  2. NextHype
    September 21, 2016

    I hope they’ll use anti-fingerprint glass coating for this fingerprint scanner glass home button.

  3. trapchan
    September 21, 2016

    no mention of mi5? it also has glass fingerprint scanner

  4. Nicola
    September 21, 2016

    You still deleting our comments with no reason, what s wrong with you if we say just the truth that you are ever late with the news,you missed important review and you have too much news about elephone,but now i understand,and peoples too 😉 good luck

  5. Dany
    September 21, 2016

    Is correct adapt to new technologies, even if it may mean paying a product something extra!

  6. Gaspar
    September 22, 2016

    A decision that surely has been taken to improve performance and visual impact, but also to give a signal to the market….
    How to say …. “Elephone is there” !!!

  7. Chandan Mitra
    September 22, 2016

    This is a great decision. They have chosen the right way. User comfort is the main thing, money can be adjusted according to needs.

  8. techi
    September 22, 2016

    Finally there is something interesting ratger than it looks like iPhone :p
    By the way, it’s sleek and stylish by design. Hope the software portion will be well optimized.

  9. Massimo G
    September 22, 2016

    I agree with the solution adopted. In many cases coating results in a bad recognition if wet or dirty finger is used.. so i hope that glass coating is the good solution for reliability and accuracy!

  10. EXPLORER
    September 22, 2016

    Great! It will increase smoothness and durability. They could adopt this idea before. But never mind, they are binging it now ??

  11. Wolvie
    September 22, 2016

    Oh Wow how elephone afford to pay to all those fake posters ?

  12. Giovanni
    September 22, 2016

    The glass cover is described as revolutionary, but I understand that other companies use it from some time. Is there a risk that this glass cover may prove the worst coverage used so far?

  13. TheJenny
    September 22, 2016

    In my opinion this is a huge step forwards, glass will be more scratch resistant and than will make the fingerprint more accurate!

  14. YasBoi
    September 22, 2016

    Se si sta per essere proprio come il P9000 (One Touch (o cliccare in questo caso) – posteriore, doppio tocco – a casa e toccare e tenere premuto – applicazioni recenti) che sta per essere veramente buono e questo è davvero accogliente!

  15. YasBoi
    September 22, 2016

    I am not sure how much impact this really has on the finger print, but for me it just screams quality 🙂

  16. Homer S.
    September 22, 2016

    well from my experience, i prefer glass over plastic, or whatever else they use, so i am happy about their choice to go with glass

  17. Ethan
    September 22, 2016

    perfect 🙂 hopefully they use the glass on both versions of the phone! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5130f2646ed049007f4d7c59ea6db18c6f62f24a18bdb5c57669bde4fe5cac5f.jpg

  18. Darius T.
    September 22, 2016

    improving their quality? i like it! 🙂

  19. Girolamo
    September 22, 2016

    Too much advertising on these models, I can understand that for them, those will be the “products of the year”, but users need certainty, not a post every day that haunting the web.
    I hope to see him soon live, I might start to get tired of this waiting ….