It appears that not only lesser known Chinese device makers have opted for the trend of fingerprint scanning phones, but also other more famous brands, like Philips for example. The Philips i999 is a newcomer from this company, that has just been certified by TENAA.


The handset is a pretty powerful one, that stands out through the inclusion of a fingerprint scanner and 3 GB of RAM. This model comes in black, measures 8.2 mm in thickness and weighs 160 grams. It offers LTE connectivity and it has a 5.5 inch screen with a Quad HD resolution, so this is clearly flagship material. In spite of the high end specs, this device only runs Android 4.4.3 sadly and it relies on a quad core 2.5 GHz processor.

At the back there’s a 20 megapixel camera, while upfront we find an 8 MP selfie shooter. 32 GB of storage, Bluetooth and GPS are also in the mix and the Philips i999 seems to adopt pretty narrow bezels and places its fingerprint sensor below the camera. I wouldn’t be surprised if this model had a metallic case.

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