Doogee F5 and the new uses of fingerprints

Doogee F5 Fingerprint

The diffusion of sensors for reading the fingerprints is now endemic in the Chinese mobile world, and the announcement of a new device without this functionality has become a rare event even in the lower segments of the market. The excessive spread of this element, however, has made it harder for Chinese producers (who have always tried to be pioneers in every technology) to differentiate themselves from the rest of the market. Doogee F5, however, it seems ready to show us that the utility of fingerprint scanners can go beyond the simple unlocking of the terminal.

Taking a cue from Oukitel U8 and OnePlus 2, to start, the new Chinese phablet will not need to “be woken up”, ie to have the screen active, before being able to perform fingerprint recognition. In other words, by placing your finger on the sensor you will get switching on the screen and lo unlocking the terminal with just one touch.

Doogee F5

Secondly, the module will gain some of those features that are usually the preserve of the home button. The phone will react to a short touch (0.5 seconds), for example, bringing the user back to the home screen, while in the case of a long press (1.5 seconds) will show the recently used applications.

Doogee F5

These last features, although already present for a long time through the most convenient front home button (this phablet from 5.5 inches will have, apparently, a sensor for reading the fingerprints placed on the rear body) offer one welcome diversification the possibility of using a form that, if the imagination of the producers will be sufficient, could still offer interesting improvements to the consumer experience.

Despite the innovations brought by the next Doogee F5 in this sector will not make us cry miraculously, therefore, we can only appreciate the effort of Chinese society. What do you think, what functionality should the fingerprint sensor gain to become really more useful?

For more information on Doogee F5 we refer to ours previous article.