Exclusive: renders of the the UMi S1 all new 5-inch quad-core smartphone

UMi might not have ironed out the kinks with the quad-core UMi X2, but that hasn’t stopped them from starting work on an all new quad-core Android phone named the UMi S1!

News of the UMi S1 popped up over the weekend with many reports claiming the phone is unnamed, but worse still only headed to market in India. Our sources at UMi have come through again to put the record straight and also allow us to post some exclusive renders of the new phone.

umi s1 leaked render

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UMi are telling us that the new phone will be named the UMi S1, which we presume is going to b the first phone for an all new ‘S’ line of devices. It will be available in both white and black, and the design is influenced by current HTC phones.

Under the new body sits the same quad-core Mediatek MT6589 processor as the UMi X1s and X2, there will also be 16GB ROM, 2200mAh battery, and 8 megapixel rear camera. The display is a 5-inch IPS unit with a resolution of 1280 x 720 giving 720p resolution.

The whole phone comes in at around 9.7mm thick making it thicker than the X1s but thinner than the X2. No news on when the UMi S1 will go on sale, but according to our UMi source it won’t exclusive to the Indian smartphone market.

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  1. March 25, 2013

    hope to see it soon at present we don’t have any nice dragon for the Indians so hope it under 180$ and avaliable in India soon

  2. March 25, 2013

    this one i like more than x2 , quite close to what i want to have from next phone!:)

  3. haha
    March 25, 2013

    Butterfly One clone eh?

  4. pete
    March 25, 2013

    Star S5 Butterfly and/or Miz Z2 and/or Star X920

    • March 25, 2013

      Sorry Pete just saw your comment. The Star S5 does look good

  5. pete
    March 26, 2013

    Also going under HDC X920 Butterfly and seen it as just X920 without Star or HDC (loose) branding.

    It will be interesting to see actual camera specs of UMI as this thing is 6MP rear, 4MP front and whether ROM is vanilla as shown in render or a HTC Sense clone as other renders leaked.

  6. March 26, 2013

    Hello Andi,
    Thanks for maintaining such a great site.
    My dad is currently in Shanghai for a week and plans to buy a cell-phone for around 100-120 USD. I would highly appreciate if you could mention the best cell-phone in the range.
    I have heard about a “phone city” in Shanghai. Is that a reliable place to buy a cell-phone?

    • March 26, 2013

      A ‘phone city’ is just the translation of the Chinese name for a phone market. It’s well worth a look around one while he is in town, however the best deals will be found online he could poss try to get in touch with a Taobao store based in Shanghai.

      • March 26, 2013

        Taobao Store…don’t they sell fakes! I need somethin that can endure at least the travel from china to india….let alone my torture. 🙂
        So to sum it up, which cell phone do u recommend to buy from a brick and mortar store in shanghai and at which price?

  7. Nazeer Basha
    March 27, 2013

    UMI s1 to launch in india on 10th april ,and umi has confirmed that umi x2 review units has shipped to india .hope to see it finally

  8. UZI
    April 28, 2013

    HI Andi,
    do you have any idea what is the relation between UMI and XIOMI?
    do they use the same M font (like in MIUI) by accident?

    • April 28, 2013

      UMi are just copying Xiaomi, that’s it