As we already know, Elephone chose to incorporate the fingerprint sensor on the front button on the Elephone R9. In order to do that, Elephone uses glass cover materials to ensure fast identification and durability. Besides, glass brings excellent hand feel.
Most manufacturers choose to go with coating solutions that have either low hardness (3H) and abrasion resistance or reduced liability. For that reason, Elephone is equipping the R9 with a Glass cover with high hardness (6H). Although that solution is costlier that simple coating, it ensures high performance.
Another reason to go for the glass solution, is the fact that it has smaller failure rate during production. So, although more expensive, it makes up for that cost during production. It is unknown if Elephone will use this solution to all its future devices. But, Elephone R9 will for sure have an excellent fingerprint sensor.
Don’t forget the Giveaway for Elephone S7 and R9 that is held on the Official Facebook Page!
For more information, visit http://www.elephone.hk/ [source]