Almost three years ago, Apple launched iPhone 5S, the first phone ever to come with a Fingerprint sensor. Apple named it as “Touch ID”. It was a revolutionary step in the smartphone security, a big innovation back in 2013.
The fingerprint scanner was a premium feature till 2014 or mid-2015. But now is slowly coming with the cheaper phones.
Since Chinese manufacturers like MI, Le, Lenovo, and others have entered into the mainstream, Fingerprint sensor are available on budget phones. A lot of mid-range phones such as Redmi Note, Lenovo K4 Note, and Le Eco Le2 to even entry-level smartphone under 10,000 like Redmi 3S Prime offer this technology.
Following this trend, the Indian smartphone brand, Intex has joined the party and has launched Aqua S2. It is the cheapest smartphone ever with a fingerprint sensor, available for 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 is good 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. Moreover, a 32-bit Quad-core Spreadtrum SC7731C processor powers the phone. It is good enough to handle basic tasks and apps like Facebook or WhatsApp but it won’t be able to handle any CPU intensive games or high-end applications. However, you can play basic 3D games.
Additionally, we have 1 GB of RAM, that is pretty standard in the Sub 5K price range. The Intex Aqua S2 has 8 GB inbuilt storage expandable up to 32 GB via micro-SD card.
For imaging, it has a 5 MP camera with dual led flash on the back and a 5 MP camera on the front for clicking selfies. Also, it 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 photos taken by the camera.
The phone has all the basic connectivity options like 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, Radio. Importantly, has the 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 weighs 153.8 grams.
Lastly, there is a 2450 mAh battery which is sufficient to provide a full day backup since it has such a basic 480p display and 32-bit chipset.
The phone is available in Champagne, White, and Grey color variants in the market at the price tag of only Rs. 4,490 only.
The mobile is launched and will go on sale soon on Amazon, Flipkart, and Snapdeal.
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