The fingerprint scanner is a thing of the past, its time for super-high secure retina scanner. The Reliance Retail’s subsidiary company and Indian mobile vendor LYF has launched its second premium android smartphone under the Earth series – LYF Earth 2.
Currently the only android smartphone with a retina scanner, LYF Earth 2 comes with premium build quality, Snapdragon 615 SoC, full HD display and by default 4G LTE with support for VoLTE.
Price at Rs 19,999 LYF Earth 2 is available through offline Reliance Digital retail stores across India. On buying the smartphone one can also get a Reliance Jio 4G connection that comes unlimited 4G data usage and voice benefits for a period of three months.
First about the most sorted feature in LYF Earth 2, the retina scanner. One can unlock the phone by scanning the eye, which is much more secure that common fingerprint scanner. Users can also use the retina scanner to encrypt photos and videos stored in the gallery and lock most of the application running on the phone. LYF Earth 2 also comes with a fingerprint scanner as a backup security.
Coming to the phone design and build, LYF Earth 2 got a premium look and feel with its narrow aluminum frame fused with 2.5D glass. The mobile flaunts a 5-inch full HD IPS LCD display having a 72% screen-to- body ratio and comes with a pixel density of 445PPi.
Under the hood, LYF Earth 2 got a 1.5GHz Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939 processor that’s coupled with 3GB RAM and paired with Adreno 405 GPU. This combination offers enough processing power for high-end gaming and seamless multitasking. The phone got 32 GB internal storage that can be expanded further up to 64GB using microSD cards.
On the photography front, LYF Earth 2 brings Smart+ Camera with a 13-megapixel camera on both front and back. The rear camera comes with laser autofocus, better low-light photography, and ProMode offering DSLR-like advanced settings. On the front, the camera comes with flash support along with PDAF (Phase Detection Auto Focus). One can use voice commands to click photos and selfies.
Connectivity option for LYF Earth 2 includes dual-SIM card slots (hybrid setup), 4G with VoLTE (HD voice and Video calls) that supports all Indian 4G bands, 3G, 2G, WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0. The smartphone runs on Android v5.1.1 Lollipop operating system with almost stock UI.
Earth 2 comes with Smart+ Sense technology or one can control the phone with as many as 19 gestures and shortcuts.
LYF Earth 2 Specification
- 5.5 inch IPS LCD Full HD display (1080 x 1920 pixels) 445 ppi
- 1.5 GHz Octa Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939
- 3GB RAM
- Adreno 405 @ 550 MHz
- 32 GB internal storage and expandable using microSD Card
- 13MP back camera and 13MP front-facing camera
- Dual SIM (GSM + WCDMA + LTE)
- 4G LTE, VoLTE, 3G, 2G, WiFi, VoWiFi, Bluetooth
- Retina scanner, Fingerprint sensor
- 2500 mAh Li-Polymer
With Earth 2, LYF is trying to bring its own category of features such as Smart+ Camera, Smart+ Screen, Smart+ Sense and Smart+ Security. For those looking for a more stylish look, the LYF Earth 2 comes in four color options – Black, White, Green, and Gold.
According to a research report within four months of operation, LYF branded smartphones have become the fifth largest smartphone vendor in India. The company has launched smartphones under high-end LYF Earth series, LYF Water 1, LYF Water 2 and LYF Water 5 smartphones under the Water series and budget-friendly smartphones under LYF Flame and LYF Wind series 4G smartphones which include the recently launched LYF Flame 5.