Starmobile UP Sense: fingerprint-protected sub-5K smartphone

Starmobile UP Sense fingerprint
Starmobile UP Sense fingerprint

MANILA, Philippines – True to its mission to make the latest technological innovations accessible for Filipinos, Philippine tech brand Starmobile recently introduced its first fingerprint sensor-enabled smartphone, the Starmobile UP Sense.

“The UP Sense lets you use the most secure tool that you have in your possession 24/7 to lock your device and control access to your apps and private files—your very own fingerprint,” said Starmobile Product Development Head Michael Chen. “We aim to give you peace of mind that only you will have access to your smartphone’s content.”

Starmobile UP Sense specs

  • Dimensions: 143mm x 70.5mm x 8mm
  • Weight: 145g
  • Display: 5-inch 2.5D curved IPS HD 1280×720 pixels (294ppi)
  • SIM: 3G switching Dual-SIM (Micro-SIM)
  • Chipset: MediaTek MT6580
  • CPU: 1.3GHz Quad Core ARM Cortex-A7
  • GPU: 500MHz Mali-400MP
  • OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Memory: 1GB RAM, 8GB ROM
  • Expansion: Micro SD, up to 32GB
  • Camrea: 2MP front, 8MP rear with auto focus and flash, 30fps video @ 1080p
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, FM Radio, GPS+, A-GPS, OTA Update
  • Sensors: 3D Fingerprint, 3-Axis Gravity, Light, Proximity

Starmobile UP Sense box contents

  • Starmobile UP Sense unit
  • Travel charger
  • Phone case
  • Screen protector
  • Micro USB cable
  • Earphones with mic
Starmobile UP Sense spec sheet
Starmobile UP Sense spec sheet

Why would you want to have a smartphone with fingerprint sensor? Here are some of the benefits.

Security: In case something happens and you lose your smartphone – during your commute, while you are in a public place, or because you were preoccupied with other concerns – whoever picks up your device won’t get to view or tamper with your personal social media accounts, images, and videos.

Privacy: Sometimes, even those nearest and dearest to us could get tempted to play with our smartphones while we are not looking, driven by either curiosity or a plan to prank us. Having a fingerprint sensor will make it impossible for them to play with your device without your knowledge.

Starmobile UP Sense
Starmobile UP Sense

Convenience: 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 can get tiring and confusing, especially for more senior users. Smartphones with fingerprint sensors solve this problem and make it hassle-free for these users to keep their devices protected.

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.

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