Smartphones, nowadays, are evolving at a faster rate than ever and today we have devices that are offering high-end features for a budget that is within the reach of almost every smartphone user. Forget Quad-core processors, 13 Megapixels cameras and premium build quality, we now have budget smartphones that come with a fingerprint scanner included in the package. This is a huge improvement since a year back we could only imagine a fingerprint scanner on a device that was available for a price tag to the worth of INR 40,000 at least. No more, today we have smartphones available for as low as INR 7,000, which come with a fingerprint scanner. Here are top 5 smartphones in India that are available with Fingerprint scanner for INR 15,000 or less.
Coolpad Note 3:
Coolpad Note 3 was the first ever budget smartphone that came with the fingerprint scanner at an aggressive price tag. So the credit for starting this fad goes to this device, which comes with a flimsy plastic body, albeit, with a square fingerprint scanner located on the rear panel. Other salient features of the smartphone include Octa-core processor clocked at 1.3 GHz, 3 GB RAM, 5.5 inch HD display, 13 Megapixels camera and 3000 mAh battery.
Lenovo K4 Note:
Buoyed by the success of Coolpad Note 3 in India, several other brands were too quick to jump on the bandwagon. Lenovo was the first to come out with its own K4 Note, which features a similar fingerprint scanner on the rear panel. The brand also claimed that the fingerprint scanner of the device was fast enough to recognize a fingerprint under a second. Incidentally, Lenovo K4 Note was also the first handset to come with a bundled VR headset and support for VR with Theatermax technology. Other features of the handset are same as that of Note 3 with an exception of 3300 mAh battery and full HD resolution display. (Check out list of Lenovo mobiles here).
Huawei Honor 5X:
The Chinese handset maker, Huawei was also not to be left behind and came up with Honor 5X, which happens to be an incredibly designed metal smartphone. The cherry on the top, rather on the back, is the square fingerprint scanner, which is as fast as a flagship device. Running on Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system, this handset has slightly powerful Octa-core processor with 1.5 GHz clock speed, lower 2 GB RAM, 5.5-inch full HD display, 13 Megapixels camera, and 3000 mAh battery. A good device for anyone who is looking for a premium handset with looks to kill for.
LeEco Le 1S:
This was probably the most surprising entry in the smartphone market as LeTV (now LeEco) decided to enter the handset market with Le 1S and hit it straight out of the park. This smartphone happens to be the first one to come with a premium metal design and first ever mirror-finish fingerprint scanner in the range of INR 10,000. Besides being one of the best looking smartphones, it also features a powerful Helio X10 processor as well.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3:
When almost every brand is coming up with their own fingerprint scanner budget smartphone, Xiaomi is not to be left behind. The Chinese handset maker launched the third generation of its Redmi Note phablet with a premium metal unibody design and a circular fingerprint scanner on the rear panel. Besides offering identical display and fingerprint scanner, Redmi Note 3 boasts of a powerful 16 Megapixels snapper and 4050 mAh battery, which makes it a device to reckon. Xiaomi has once again blasted the competition apart with Redmi Note 3.
These are the best and top 5 smartphones with fingerprint scanner available in Indian handset market as of now. Since budget is no longer a constraint, it makes sense to go for one of these handsets as now Google has officially incorporated the support for Fingerprint scanner in Android. We can expect future of security and mobile payments to be largely dependent on this technology, and these devices will be on the forefront.