UMi X2 look out! Game developer Shanda launching own 1080, quad-core phone!

Chinese game developer Shanda, entered the phone market last year with the $160 Bambook, now a quad-core update with 5-inch HD display is ready to make an appearance at a similar price. Could the Bambook 2 topple the UMi X2?

The original Shanda Bambook launched last year with a dual-core Ericsson CPU and low 1000 Yuan ($160) price tag. High power and a low price ensured the Bambook was a great success, now Shanda are hoping for a repeat performance.

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For 2013 Shanda have had to update the latest Bambook to meet the expectations of the Chinese phone buying public, so it’s out with the dual-core and in with a faster 1.2Ghz MT6589 quad-core chip. That’s not the only major update though!

shanda bambook quad core benchmarks

The new Bambook, possibly Bambook 2, will also feature a 5-inch FHD display boasting a resolution of 1920 x 1080 and full HD! The only other details we know is that the phone will use 1GB RAM and has been spotted scoring a 11,947 benchmark on Antutu!

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  1. FTP
    April 4, 2013

    Is UMI X2 already out?
    If yes, where can we buy it from (i live in India)
    If no, when would it out.

    • April 4, 2013

      no not out yet

  2. XrainX
    April 4, 2013

    The biggest surprise for me is an english name from a chinese developer.

  3. mannie
    April 5, 2013

    X2 looks better this is one ugly phone

    • April 5, 2013

      i think that this one looks like a Huawei model 😉 its nice, not the better, but nice as well

  4. Camaman
    April 5, 2013

    The real fact with that X2 and G4 phones is that when they do come out they wont be the only ones so speced. Their main selling points are already watering down.
    If they don’t hurry they will be released at 50-100$ overcharge than others.

  5. April 5, 2013

    All the Guys telling Shit about Umi and Jiyau FYI both of them use a 2GB ram where as these phones use 1 GB and due to optimization issues of 2 GB with mediatek the delay is there
    We here in India have better phones than this for mere some more 225 $ for a 13K + bench mark

    • April 5, 2013

      I think that the iOcean x7 and Neo N003 in premium version are much more interesting and cheap, and the new goophone i9 with only 1Gb of Ram do 13k-14k in Antutu 😉