According to Chinese manufacturer Bluboo, customers have been asking them why the company decided to use a fingerprint home button on their Xtouch flagship smartphone instead of the capacitive fingerprint scanner found on the OnePlus 2. And the company CEO has decided to answer the question himself.
Blueboo’s CEO said, “We think the most important reason to put a fingerprint identification sensor in a phone body is to bring more convenience to consumers for daily using. How the fingerprint identification performs directly influence consumers’ attitude for this design. After thousands of tests, we find that inserting a fingerprint identification sensor in physical button is better than the one with only a fingerprint identification sensor on the phone body, which could avoid the risk of fingerprint identification failure. Once that happens, people still have another way to wake the phone.”
According to Bluboo, the company’s fingerprint home button technology on its Xtouch flagship is superior to the one in the OnePlus 2 because it supports App Lock and Unlock which isn’t available on the OnePlus 2. The company also claims that it is superior to the technology on the iPhone 6S as well as it features both the aforementioned App Lock and Unlock as well as Standby-mode Screen Unlock which the iPhone 6S doesn’t support.
Other than its fingerprint home button technology, the Bluboo Xtouch also features a MediaTek Helio X10 (MT6795) processor, 4GB of RAM, a 13-megapixel Sony IMX214 sensor rear camera, a 5-inch full HD 1080p display, and a 3050mAh battery.[source]