UMi X1 2nd round preorders begin tomorrow!

If you have finally had it with the JiaYu G3 and the continual problems and delays you might be happy to know that the 2nd round of UMi X1 preorders will begin tomorrow.

As we have reported before the Umi X1 offers a similar specification to the JiaYu G3 only in a much thinner and better looking (in my opinion design) and a smaller battery.

Other than that the screen, CPU, RAM and Android OS is on the UMi X1 is the same as the G3 but it appears you don’t have to put up with constant delays and quality problems with the UMi phone.

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Although UMi X1 preorders are only open for those in China, many online resellers are offering the phone now, and with production well underway it shouldn’t be to difficult for them to get stock of international customers. Also unlike the previous pre-order which was limited to just 20,000 phones, this pre-order is open and customers registering for the phone should get one within 1-2 weeks.

For Chinese customers UMi are offering free shipping along with a free accessory bundle which includes a screen protector and case.

For those of you who are not familiar with the UMi X1 here is a quick run down of the specifications:

4.5 inch IPS screen with a HD resolution of 1280 x 720 and 326PPi, dual-core MT6577 CPU, 1GB RAM, 4GB ROM, 8 mega-pixel rear camera with autofocus and LED flash, 2 mega-pixel front camera, 1750mAh battery and a thin 8.5mm body! The price of the UMi X1 in China is 1099 Yuan ($173).

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  1. Mohsin
    October 7, 2012

    Does this and the g3 have gorilla glass? And its 173 in china?? So the resellers will sell it for around 230 dollars, i just saw it on fastcardtech yesterday for 159 dollars.

    • Juraj
      October 7, 2012

      G3 has gorilla, but according to fastcard Umi X1 has Japan AGC tempered glass.

      • gerry4287
        October 7, 2012

        dont buy to fastcardtech thei are scammers.

        • mosesjadeb
          October 7, 2012

          What site do you recommend to buy these phone.. I bought an item on achinaseller and until now i havent reveice the phone its been 3 months since i bought the phone
          Pleade advice me what on what online shop do you reccomend
          Trusted site
          No scam

          Thank you

          • josefrogan
            October 10, 2012

            Lightake is a very trusted site.
            Don’t trust does random Chinese shops.
            I hope you can still paypal claim your money back son.

  2. ivann_rs
    October 7, 2012

    So the only diferences between this one and JY G3 are Gorrila screen and battery?

  3. jjgannerz
    October 7, 2012

    Are they going to release this phone with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean at all?

  4. Mohsin
    October 7, 2012

    I hav collected enough to buy a g3 or x1, nd i need a smartphone urgently i’m still stuck with my W910i 🙁 but my mind is sayin wait nd collect for the xiaomi m2. I’m soo impatient as it is 🙁

  5. Lewis
    October 18, 2012

    I’m thinking about purchasing this phone but there are no compatible accessories that I can find. I mean like a screen protect and different cases.

  6. sol
    November 2, 2012

    current price of UMI x1 in aliexpress is 220$ including delivery to Uk.Any one knows cheaper price?