More evidence that the UMi S1 could go on sale ahead of the UMi X2 in this hands on video of the next quad-core MT6589 phone.
The UMi S1 is quite a departure from what the brand is known for. The UMi X1, X1s and X2 are largely unique in design, although their are a few similarities between the Xiaomi M1 and the UMi X1, but neither phone could be descried as a clone.
The UMi S1 however can easily be described as a clone. This new phone looks almost identical to the HTC Butterfly/Droid DNA. Everything about the S1 from the red and black colour scheme to the 5-inch display looks like it has been lifted straight from the HTC device!
There are obviously differences though. The UMi S1 runs on a quad-core Mediatek CPU with 1GB RAM for starters. The display is a 5inch 720p unit rather than full HD 1080, and cameras are 5 mega-pixel front 12 mega-pixel rear.
Watch the UMi S1 hands on video here
Chinese online reseller Antelife are current listing the UMi S1 as available fro pre-order at a price of $229.99 which suggests to us the flagship X2 is going to be priced closer to $299.99 when it reaches resellers!