You know Fingerprint scanners on Smartphones are in much demand nowadays. But phones which have them are always pretty expensive. But of late we are seeing a new trend of affordable phones with fingerprint scanners.

First on the list is the Infinix Hot S which launched in Nigeria a few weeks ago. And then the Infinix Note 3 launching this week in Kenya. And many more unknown brands.

One of these lesser known brands is DooGee. And they have here a pretty affordable device with a fingerprint scanner. It is available on


  • 5.5 inch 1280 x 720 HD IPS Screen
  • 1.1GHz MTK6737 Quad Core
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • 1GB RAM, 8GB Internal Storage. External expansion up to 128GB
  • Front 2MP (Interpolated to 5MP)
  • Rear 8.0MP (Interpolated 13.0MP) with LED flash
  • Bluetooth: 4.0
  • Features: GPS, WiFi, OTA, OTG, HotKnot
  • SIM Card: Dual SIM dual standby. Dual Micro SIM
  • Sensors: Gravity sensor, Proximity sensor
  • Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G
  • Fingerprint scanner

Doogee HomTom-HT17-4For just 8k these specs are good. Plus it is a very beautiful device.

And I would love to actually use the device for a better, more detailed review. Especially that fingerprint scanner.

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If you’ve used the device please share with us how it generally performs. I want to know how the interpolated cameras work, and if the fingerprint scanner is accurate, and fast.

Would you buy such a phone? What are your thoughts about it?

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