Umeox X3 to be updated to quad-core MT6589 later this year

The rather attractive Umeox X3 Android smartphone has recently received a price drop suggesting a newer, faster quad-core version of the phone could be on the way.

The Umeox X3 launched last year with dual-core MT6577 CPU, and received quite a lot of attention thanks to its high level of craftsmanship and ‘arced’ display. Originally priced at 1588 Yuan ($256) the X3 has not dropped in price to just 1280 ($206) which has many phone fans believe a quad-core version is on the way.

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Many Chinese phones receive a mid-life update to the latest CPU. Zopo have updated most of their dual-core range to quad and others are following, so it’s just a matter of time before we see a MT6589 equipped Umeox X3.

Umeox phones will be available in Europe later this year under the Thomson brand, and the company had quite a presence at MWC earlier this year, so keep an eye on them as they could be a dark horse!

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