Confirmed: Umi X2 IS delayed but scheduled for April launch

Speaking with our contacts today we have fully confirmed that the UMi X2 is delayed, but is scheduled for an April launch.

This weekend we reported that the UMi X2 would be delayed due to an optimisation problem with running 2GB RAM with the quad-core MT6589 processor. After posting the article we were inundated with emails, comments and Facebook messages asking us if the reports are true. Today we managed to get on the phone with our contact at UMi (a manager at the company) to confirm the delay.

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Our contact at UMi confirms that the UMi X2 has been delayed, but that they are working to optimise the phone and hope to launch the X2 by April.

I have also asked our contact to confirm a few details regarding international availability, and he promises to get back to me as soon as possible.

If you have pre-ordered a UMi X2 or are planning to buy one then keep posted as we are sure to have updates soon.

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  1. anon
    March 11, 2013

    Great work Andi! I’m keeping my hope on those international launch.

    Oh and please ask for the black color if possible.

    • anon
      March 11, 2013

      Oh and can you ask for the official dimension of the phone? I dunno why they’re hiding that important piece of information so closely.

      • March 11, 2013

        Ok, colours will be white or grey, official dimensions are 141/70/8.9mm

        • March 11, 2013

          Also screen is confirmed as Gorilla glass

        • anon
          March 11, 2013

          Thank you very much.

          Hmm that’s a bit more than I’d expect from a phone, and the lack of black color is kinda disappointing.

  2. dubazar
    March 11, 2013

    Thanks for this. What about different version of the x2?

    • March 11, 2013

      Sorry only 2GB RAM 32GB ROM no ‘Youth’ model

  3. March 11, 2013

    Sux yaar. was eagerly waiting for it

  4. March 11, 2013

    is there any Dolby mobile audio chip for X2? and are they working for 16gb version?

    • March 11, 2013

      16Gb version is no, I can ask about the Dolby chip tomorrow

      • March 12, 2013

        Thank you, will wait for your reply

  5. Inmac Fort
    March 11, 2013

    Hi, Andi
    I am from india UMI INDIA is saying that only chinese model is delayad not the international model can u confirm that

    • March 11, 2013

      I doubt that is the case, but I can ask

    • March 12, 2013

      I can confirm that they are wrong

  6. Cooper
    March 11, 2013

    please also ask about WCDMA bands, if it supports 850MHZ (specially my case)

    • March 11, 2013

      I already asked this and they said they cannot confirm it yet. I’ll keep on at them though

  7. Aziz Thanawala
    March 11, 2013

    Andi, I Am Guy From India, You Are An Expert In Smartphones… Do You Think Power VR SGX 544 Will Be Able To Handle Gaming On A Full HD Phone?

  8. AJAY
    March 11, 2013

    Hello Andi UMI india says world wide release is 2 or3 days late in India it will realease as per scheduled.So what kind of issue this what is optomization on 2gb ram? I can not understand?explain please?

  9. Vtlrockz
    March 11, 2013

    The official Umi india Facebook site claims this delay is false. Can u confirm of it is true for India? Also some pics of the grey device would be really great, though it is a far cry right now…

    • March 12, 2013

      Delay is for all X2 phones. I have some more white images but no grey yet.

  10. March 12, 2013

    Hi Andi,
    Like everybody i want o ask weather this phone will be released in India as per scheduled. If it makes it to April, i guess i have to opt for Micromax Canvas HD, the best phone as for now. It has been a long wait for me to own one smart phone. Pls let all the Indians know when it is releasing in India. Hope u understand it.

    • March 12, 2013

      I have been given no time frame just that the phone should be ready by April. However, UMi have told me the Indian and Chinese X2’s are the same and are both delayed.

      • March 12, 2013

        Indian is just a reseller, the phone is 100% chinese, presales on the indian store or on aliexpress are identical the same, just a smart indian made an home page.
        They doesn’t even accept credit card, just bank money transfer…good luck! 😉

      • March 13, 2013

        Thanks for the reply Andy. But now the latest news is that even Canvas HD too is delayed. I dont know why all these Chinese made phones are being delyed after initial promise. Hope factory has not got burned …Lol

      • Siva
        April 3, 2013

        Is X2 available in india and if i order when it will be delivered?

  11. Vtrockz
    March 12, 2013

    Well, if the delay is true then they (Umi India Facebook) are probably lying as many have already ordered and paid the full money. Well let’s wait and see about that… Thanks for the quick reply.

    Also, any actual photos taken from Umi X2 without being downscaled would be nice to preview its camera abilities. Thanks in advance.

  12. Siva
    April 2, 2013

    Is X2 available in india and if i order when it will be delivered?

  13. Siva
    April 5, 2013

    How good is Oppo find 5 and when it is launched in india?

  14. Pratipal
    April 14, 2013

    Hey Andi,
    Any date of launch of UMI X2, its already mid april and there is no news yet, hope ur contact in UMI can give some updates.

    • April 14, 2013

      Still know news sorry

  15. May 3, 2013

    Now April is gone with Aprilfool, what next from X2