Quad-core UMi X1s receives impressive updates, launching very soon for $160!

UMi’s marketing machine is on the push, but it’s the quad-core UMi X1s the company are promoting rather than the flagship UMi X2, however with benchmarks this good and at this price many customers might choose the X1s instead!

We knew that UMi were planning a quad-core version of the UMi X1s but it’s only been the last few days we have seen serious promotion of the device. The X1S comes in the same 8.9mm thick body as the original dual-core version, but pack a couple of notable updates.

The first update, and the one which UMi are concentrating the most, is the MT6589 quad-core processor which runs at 1.2Ghz. The dual-core X1 was no slouch, but with a quad-core on board and just a 720p display to drive we can expect blazing performance! In fact we don’t have to wait as Antutu benchmarks for the quad-core UMi X1S have already been posted with an impressive score of 12,600!

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The next update is the use of Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean on the X1s which is going to bring some great enhancements to the phone including the improved 4.2 camera interface and keyboard along with Miracast!

Finally, and possibly the most important improvement is the use of Corning Gorilla Glass in the 4.7-inch display. The original UMi X1 featured Japanese Dragontail hardened glass which actually broke all to easily. Gorilla Glass 2 should improve the durability of the phone.

According to UMi the X1s is ready and waiting to launch, and with a retail price of just 999 Yuan ($160) we imagine many customers might postpone their UMi x2 purchases in favour of this feature packed, wallet friendly beast!

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  1. Rob
    March 10, 2013

    I could well be tempted, have been looking at preordering JiaYu G4, but have read there are issues with MTK 6589 addressing 2GB RAM, I am not particularly bothered about 1080p or the memory, so this is very tempting indeed.

  2. Norman Zakaria
    March 10, 2013

    But the battery is still so small! Can it really hold a charge for at least 2 days on heavy usage? My Jiayu G3 can. If this phone can do it, I might just change my mind and buy this.

    • tomcat
      March 10, 2013

      Jiayu G4 has almost the same battery capacity. G3 has 2750mah and thickness of 10.3mm that’s why can last longer…

      • mannie
        March 10, 2013

        G4 will also be sold with 3000 mah battery so of battery life is important you might want to go with the g4

  3. saroj
    March 10, 2013

    4.2.1 is it true?

  4. Orhan
    March 10, 2013

    what is the screensize? 4.5 inch or 4.7 inch?

  5. Camaman
    March 11, 2013

    I am loving the specs on this. Hopefully 4.5″ not 4.7″ though.

    But more importantly, hopefully black wil be black and not fake carbon look. Leave that to the optional vinyl sticker! 🙂