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.”

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.
  • 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 is now available in Starmobile concept stores, kiosks, and authorized resellers nationwide at just P4,290.


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Five Awesome Years
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.

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