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In-Display Fingerprint Scanner Is Finally Officially A Thing, Thanks to Doogee

by | Jan 8, 2018 | Smartphones

Doogee adds to the list of aggressive phone companies vying for the sweetest part of the pie. Its newest effort, the legitimately impressive Doogee V, is announced to come equipped with an in-display fingerprint scanner that’s designed to work just as easily and reliably as a normal fingerprint scanner.

That’s Doogee’s announcement video uploaded to its official YouTube channel. Basically, the Spain-based company is going against the grain of building and leeching off of a hype from rounds and rounds and rumors by officially announcing the feature. Respect. Though this isn’t exactly a novel thing: Vivo, and its partner phonemaker, OnePlus, has been reported the first companies to take advantage of Synaptics’ new fingerprint tech.

The most important takeaway this is: competition amongst smartphone manufacturer is in its record-stiffest, which means more innovation Apple will inevitably fail to engineer and eventually recycle as an innovation of their own. I know. It’s a vicious cycle.

Despite that, we’re seeing an advent of innovative Android products that come in a sensible, more affordable package. The Doogee V, specifically, will ship the new fingerprint tech, along with some notable features like an iPhone X-like fullscreen display, a dual-cam setup, and a Helio P40 processor paired with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.

Local availability and pricing are yet to be confirmed, but according to Benjamin Geskin, the phone is going to hit stores somewhere between April and May and will cost around 300 to  350 USD (approximately 14,900+ to 17,400+ PHP). Doogee is expected to officially unveil the device at CES 2018 next week.

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