UMEOX ARC Prototype is absolutely stunning!

UMEOX made a name for themselves earlier this month with news of their iPhone 5 mock concept phone which featured a 4 inch screen with iPod styling. While it looked rather cool this new ARC Concept with dual-core MTK6557 CPU is so much cooler!

After the news that JiaYu seem to be fiddling around with the MTK6557 equipped JiaYu G3 a little too much, I thought we were all need of some awesomeness and I think I have found it!

The UMEOX ARC is although currently in the planning stages could see production quite soon if everything goes to plan.

Unlike JiaYu, UMEOX seems to have settled on the specification already and are just waiting for the green light to make the ARC become a reality.

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As ou can see from the mock-up designs of the Arc the design is reminiscent of the old iPhone 3GS, but much, much thinner and with a very slim looking bezel. It actually looks like the kind of phone I hope the iPhone 5 will eventually look like.

Specification highlights include a rather nice 5.3 inch LED screen with 960 x 540 resolution and tapered/curved edges much like the HTC One X (hence the ‘ARC’ name’). The CPU will be China’s current favourite the MTK6577 dual-core unit and there will be 1GB RAM on board.

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Front and rear cameras are both present with the rear being an 8 mega-pixel unit which one UMEOX employee stated as being better than the unit on the Newman N1!

Too models of the UMEOX ARC are planned one with 16GB of built-in storage and the other with 32GB, both will get the same 2700mAh battery.

No news on pricing yet but I’ll be sure to let you know as soon as I find out.

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  1. Amby
    August 23, 2012

    Hi Andi,

    Now that is some news ! This one looks great and has very interesting specs. Some quick questions :
    1. The front camera is 3 MP or 0.3 MP ( Its mentioned in the pic you shared but since I cant read Chinese, Im not sure if they meant 3 Million Pixels or 300,000 Pixels ) ?
    2. More importantly , is it a dual sim ? (am I pushing it , here ? 😛 )


    • August 23, 2012

      Hi Amby 🙂

      It’s a 3 mega-pixel front camera according to the specs on the photos. I don’t think it is a dual-sim sorry 😛

  2. Amby
    August 23, 2012

    3 MP front camera makes it best in the breed !
    If I ever get thrown out of my current job and lose my office phone, I might buy this one 😛 Until then, I’ll keep my dual-sim mentality alive :))

    Hey, Im waiting for the ZP900 review and the competition 😉 !!!!

  3. Calvin
    August 23, 2012

    @Andi: Is there an actual good MTK6577 phone available right now? I have been checking sites like Fastcardtech, Merimobiles Aliexpress etc and phones like Newman N1 and Jiayu G2S are in pre-order status. The only MTK6577 phones available are the likes of knock-offs of Samsung and HTC phones.

    • August 23, 2012

      The next ‘big’ company to offer MT6577 phones will be Zopo it might be worth waiting for them although they’ll be more expensive the quality is usually good.

  4. L3viZ
    August 23, 2012


    I’m Wondering that same question myself.

  5. chibuy
    August 23, 2012

    @Calvin; yup me too, been waiting for good mtk6577, give up on jiayu g3. Now im confuse with new jiayu g2(too small), amoi n820(has google play & working?) or zp900(too big for my jeans pocket)

    • August 23, 2012

      Perhaps the new Zopo phones with MT6577?

  6. chibuy
    August 23, 2012

    @Andi; thanx for d reminder of new zp300. Ive been a sammyboy eversince d 1st gen tab born but kind of tired with sammys appearance they look all d same. Cant switch to other brand, LG looks ugly, small memory & battery of Sony, unreplaceable HTC battery. So i will try new alternative with these MTK phone

  7. Marios
    August 26, 2012

    1) Is there any chinese company that their smartphones have their GPS working? I am asking because I had some chinese phones in the past and their GPS did not work although it was included in the specs. Also I have read again complaints about the GPS of some chinese phones from other people too.

    2)What about the Sar value of chinese phones? Do we know something or a good company?

    Thanks in advanced.

  8. Marios
    August 27, 2012


    Thanks for the information, were really helpful.
    I enjoy reading your website.

    and … the option “Notify me of new posts by email” did not work.

  9. Marios
    August 27, 2012


    When you say that the Zopo phones that you had had their GPS working do you mean with the AGPS turned off?

    Thanks in advanced.