UMi Cross Full Specifications, limited launch October

umi cross specifications
Like & Share

UMi have officially launched specification details and launch details of the 6.44-inch UMi Cross. Keep reading for full details.

UMi have published full specification details of their phablet which they have announced will go in to production and will be available in limited number ahead of the coming October holidays.

The Cross is a 6.44-inch phablet with a resolution of 1920 x 1080, 1.5Ghz quad-core MT6589T processor, 2GB RAM and 4180mAh battery. It also boasts a Yamaha amplifier, OTG, dual SIM, 13 mega-pixel rear camera and 8 mega-pixel front.

UMi Cross specifications

UMi Cross

General
ManufacturerUMi
ModelCross
Release DateMid October
Display
Size6.44-inch
Resolution1920 x 1080
ProtectionTBA
Other
Features
OSStock Android or Aliyun
ChipsetQuad-core Mediatek
CPU1.5Ghz MT6589T
GPUPower VRSGX 544
RAM2GB
Battery4180mAh
Other
Cameras
Rear camera13 mega-pixel
FeaturesF2.2
Video
Front camera8 mega-pixel
Memory
Internal32GB
SD cardYes,
Network support
Dual-simYes,
WCDMA900/2100mhz
GSM850/900/1800/1900mhz
Body
Dimensions (mm)172 x 90 x 8.96mm
Weight (g)
ColoursBlue/White
Purchase info
Review URL
Price$349.99
Where to buy

It is not clear just how many UMi Cross phablets will be available in the first batch, but we do know that they will be offered as beta testers to UMi forum members and certain members of the media.

[ Source ]

WordPress Author Box

Abbie is a self confessed Chinese phone addict! After cutting her teeth on the Meizu M9 she hasn't been able to keep away from Chinese phones keeping her ear to the ground especially for the latest Shanzhai and clone news!

  • Antiyochus

    6.44-inch screen ??? why i need it …?
    too big ! 5 inch is my limit !

  • http://www.amirulzharfan.tk Amizz

    WOW!!! 4180mAh!!! But 6.44inch too big for me….

  • http://www.gizchina.com Dave Weinstein

    Look I’m tired of screen bigots screaming that anything larger than an iPhone 5 is an abomination in the eyes of God. So if that’s your only comment, please consider it said, and don’t add it again yourself.

    Now to the real issues:

    1) If you’re going to put a big screen is a phone, you better make sure that you don’t waste ANY space on an unneeded bezel.

    2) The fascination with thinness is not driven by need, it’s a MISTAKE that manufactures continue to perpetuate. Given a choice of whether to add 1000mAh to the battery or have the phone be 0.2mm thinner, I’d take about 0.001ns to decide to increase the battery. Yet, this is a debate that would rage on for weeks at Sony, HTC, or Samsung. Rediculous!

    3) As much as I like the great advances in this generation of Chinese phones, there are 2 things holding the devices back. And both are Mediatek issues:

    (1) No LTE support for the MT6589T.
    (2) Mediatek won’t release their Android kernel code to the AOSP. So basically NO CM10.2, AOKP, PA, or any other open source builds for any Mediatek based phones. This seems like a stupid move for a company that’s done so well democratizing Android smartphone manufacturing.

    • Allanitomwesh

      It is big,there’s no getting around it.

      • http://www.gizchina.com Dave Weinstein

        To be clear, I’m not against ANY size screen. I’m just against people campaigning to discourage manufacturers from building EVERYTHING and letting people decide from themselves by actually BUYING the devices.

        That’s why I hate comments like, “But 6.44inch too big for me…”. There are a dozen factors in choosing a phone, yet the author of this quote chose to say, “MAKE IT SMALLER OR ELSE!” to the manufacturer.

    • Nice One

      But nobody manufactures small phones so the screen size is a problem.
      Also I would take the thinner model because it is not only thinner but also the weight is much less! I know that because i had the jiayu g4 with 1850 mah anf 3000 mah and i definitly like the 1850mAh model more.
      Furthermore the MTK6589 is an budget SoC you can not expect LTE on a budget SoC now. Maybe next SoC Generation.
      The kernel is a big problem.
      I think an other problem is the quality of the DSP – i think they should improve it.

      • http://www.gizchina.com Dave Weinstein

        Hmmm. I’ll address your points one at a time:

        1) Apple ONLY makes small screen phones. And while they don’t have huge press launches, Samsung continues to offer 4.3″ phones, and while I’ll admit that these “smaller” phone are also in other ways cost reduced, we weren’t comparing against Snapdragon 800 devices to begin with.

        2) Yes, you’re correct, it weighs more to have a bigger battery. But for 90% of us, current smartphones don’t last a full day on a single charge. Requiring a larger battery is a just something that can’t be avoided.

        3) Mediatek doesn’t think they’re a budget provider. They think they’re an “up and coming” challenger to Qualcomm. They’re had LTE on their roadmap for over a year, and they’re actually LATE releasing it. They current crop of “turbo” quad-core chips from them SHOULD have had LTE as an option, but they just didn’t get it ready in time.

        4) Yes. Agreed. Message to Mediatek about their open source policies: see “finger”, see “ass”, please remove it.

        • Airyl

          Thank you for wording all of this perfectly. It’s good to finally see someone open minded for a change.

          • http://www.gizchina.com Dave Weinstein

            thanks mate!

  • pa5t1s

    I want to be a beta-tester!! :D

    • http://www.gizchina.com Dave Weinstein

      don’t we all! ;-)

  • Greg

    Isn’t the iNew I6000 very similar to this? It’s already out….

    • http://www.gizchina.com Dave Weinstein

      yes, there are a bunch of Mediatek based devices that are using the same 6.44″ display.

      But to answer your question, there are about a dozen other hardware refinements not related to the screen, as well as the physical design in general that differentiate these devices.

      Add software support and “lock down” policies and there are plenty of reasons to look at 6.44″ screen phones as a “class” rather than a “been there, done that” single point product.

      I particularly like the large battery and small bezel design of the Cross, and UMI has a reputation for good software and software support.