Local brand Starmobile launches UP Sense smartphone with fingerprint sensor


Starmobile has introduced its first fingerprint sensor-enabled smartphone, the Starmobile UP Sense.

With the fingerprint sensor feature, users of the smartphone can lock the device or control access to apps and private files.

“We aim to give you peace of mind that only you will have access to your smartphone’s content,” said Michael Chen, Starmobile product development head.

The security feature also offers convenience to users as it would be easy and faster for them to access their phones with a fingerprint scan.

Various studies have shown that an average smartphone user checks his or her device anywhere from 85 to 150 times in one day. Having to input pass codes each time could get tiring and confusing, especially for more senior users.

The dual-SIM Android 6.0 Marshmallow UP Sense comes packed with a quad core CPU that can handle a wide array of games and multimedia, an 8MP rear camera with flash, a 2500 mAh battery that can provide up to 12.5 hours talk time or 13 days standby time, and expandable storage of up to 32GB. All these are within a slim and premium-looking body with a beautiful HD screen that looks great from any angle.


Starmobile UP Sense colors

The Starmobile UP Sense will be available in Starmobile concept stores, kiosks, and authorized resellers nationwide next week at just P4,290.

Established in 2011, Starmobile is the mobile devices division of Star Telecom Alliance Resources, Inc. (STAR, Inc.). It is founded by telco industry experts with extensive experience in retail and product development.

Since it first offered Android devices, Starmobile has officially become the winningest Philippine smartphone brand with a slew of innovation awards from reputable media outfits. The company’s flagship KNIGHT series, has won top awards since 2013—a feat that has not been replicated by any local device company.