Starmobile Up Sense with Fingerprint Sensor and Android Marshmallow for Under Php5K

Fingerprint scanner is now becoming a common thing in the recent smartphones from the big international brands like Samsung and Apple. And the consumers so far are happily accepting this feature as it adds another layer of security to their smartphones and data stored in it. The only downside of a handset having this functionality is the pricing, smartphones equipped with fingerprint scanner tend to be a bit expensive. But that is about to change now as one of the leading local electronics companies Starmobile just released a very affordable phone that can be unlocked with just a single press of your thumb on the home button, meet the Starmobile Up Sense.

"The Up Sense lets you use the most secure tool that you have in your possession 24/7 to lock your device and control access to your apps and private files - your very own fingerprint," said Starmobile Product Development Head Michael Chen. "We aim to give you peace of mind that only you will have access to your smartphone's content."

The Starmobile Up Sense is not just about the fingerprint sensor, it even sports pretty nice design that looks very premium, at least on these press images.

On the front side there is the big 5-inch screen display that is equipped with HD IPS resolution along with a 2.5D curved glass which is also now becoming popular in new smartphones. Above the screen sits a 2MP front camera and then right below the chin is the home button and this is where the Fingerprint Scanner is housed. On the right side of the Starmobile Up Sense is where you can find the Volume Rocker and Power Key. Going to the back panel, the 8MP rear camera with Autofocus and Flash is found.

Inside of the smartphone are the 1.3GHz quad-core processor from MediaTek partnered with 1GB of RAM and a default 8GB expandable storage. Starmobile says it can handle up to 32GB microSD card. Connectivity wise, users will get a dual-SIM functionality, as well as the common WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS functions. For network, there is 3G and HSPA+, sadly there is no LTE support available on this one.

Starmobile Up Sense specs:
  • 5-inch HD IPS Display
  • 1280 x 720 resolution
  • 2.5D Curved Glass
  • 1.3GHz Quad-core MediaTek MT6580 processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8GB Internal storage
  • Supports microSD card up to 32GB
  • 8MP rear camera with Autofocus and Flash
  • 2MP front camera
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS
  • Dual SIM
  • 3G
  • HSPA+
  • Fingerprint Scanner
  • 143 x 70.5 x 8mm
  • 145 grams
  • Champagne Gold, Space Grey, Rose Gold
  • 2500mAh battery
  • Php4,290
Users can get the Starmobile Up Sense in three different colors, Champagne Gold, Space Grey, and Rose Gold for a price tag of just Php4,290. Starting next week, this device will be available at all authorized stores and kiosks nationwide.

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