Doogee Y200 coming with fingerprint sensor
The Doogee Y200 will supplant the current budget Y100 series with a set of new features, including a fingerprint sensor on the front Home button similar to recent Apple smartphones and Samsung Galaxy S and Note series. Other than being able to unlock the phone without needing a password, the sensor can also be used to unlock applications and snapping pictures.
Apple was the first major smartphone manufacturer to integrate fingerprint sensors starting with the iPhone 5s in 2013. Now, two years later, the technology has trickled down to even budget smartphones like the Y200. However, it will be interesting to see if the sensor on the Doogee device will be as responsive to use. The manufacturer claims that it will be the same fingerprint sensor as on the current Doogee F5. The back touch panel on the Y100, for example, was advertised by the manufacturer to make screen inputs easier, but instead became more of a nuisance.
No other details on the Y200 are available including prices, configurations, launch dates, or hard specifications. Judging by past Doogee releases, the Y200 will likely carry a MediaTek SoC and a 720p display. See our reviews on the original Y100 and Y100 Pro for more details on the series.