Almost three years ago, Apple launched iPhone 5S which was the first phone ever to introduce Fingerprint sensor in a smartphone, which Apple used to call the “Touch ID”. It was a revolutionary step in the smartphone security, a big innovation back in 2013.
It was one of the highlight features of the iPhone 5s and it used to be a premium feature till 2014 or mid-2015.
Since Chinese manufactures like MI, Le, Lenovo and others have entered into the mainstream of the Smartphone industry, Fingerprint sensor has become a common feature nowadays found in every mid-range smartphone from Redmi Note, Lenovo K4 Note, and Le Eco Le2 to even entry level smartphone under 10,000 like Redmi 3S Prime.
Following this trend, the Indian smartphone brand, Intex has joined the party and has launched Aqua S2 which is the cheapest smartphone ever with a fingerprint sensor at a price tag of Rs 4,490 or $67 only. The fingerprint sensor is located under the camera module at the back of the device.
Intex Aqua S2 Cheapest Fingerprint Scanner Phone
The Aqua S2 has a 5 inch display with 480P (800*480) resolution which might be good enough for an entry level budget smartphone.
It comes with the Android 6.0 Marshmallow pre-loaded, that’s a plus for the Intex Aqua S2. The smartphone has a 32-bit Quad-core Spreadtrum SC7731C processor which will be good enough to handle basic tasks and apps like Facebook or WhatsApp but it won’t be able handle any CPU intensive games or high end applications. You can play basic 3D games though.
There is 1 GB of RAM, which is pretty standard in the Sub 5K price range. The Intex Aqua S2 has 8 GB inbuilt storage which can further expanded up to 32 GB via micro- SD card.
It has a 5 MP camera with dual led flash on the back and a 5 MP camera on the front too for clicking selfies. It also has a dedicated LED flash at the front to take selfies in the dark. One special feature is that you can easily create GIF images using the images taken by the camera.
The phone has all the basic connectivity options like 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, Radio and most importantly a 3.5 mm jack, some of the big boys don’t have it these days.
The Intex Aqua S2 comes with 9.5 mm thickness and has a weight of 153.8 grams.
There is a 2450 mAh battery which will prove to be good enough to provide a full day backup since it has such a basic 480p display and 32 bit chipset. The phone will come in Champagne, White, and Grey color variants and will be available in the market at the price tag of only 4,490 Rs only.
The smartphone is just launched and will go on sale soon online on Amazon, Flipkart and Snapdeal.
Written By – Sahil Aggarwal.
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