UMi X2 release date is May 15th!

We’ve all been saying our prayers for a May UMi X2 release date, and if these reports are correct they have been answered with a May 15th launch date!

Earlier this month UMi started a pre-sale of UMi X2 phones where 40,000 limited edition versions of the quad-core, 5-inch 1080 phone have been snapped up already, thankfully for the rest of us UMi aren’t sticking to the pre-sale model of selling and instead will hold a first come first serve launch starting May 15th!

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UMi are reported to be preparing 50,000 2GB X2 models for the launch, but even with this number we don’t expect stocks to last very long when the popular phone is priced at just 1499 Yuan here in China!

The X2 will also launch in India and other countries around the globe, however no announcement on those launch dates has been made yet.

The UMi X2 features a quad-core MT6589 processor, 2GB RAM, 5-inch FHD 1080p display, 13 mega-pixel camera with F/2.0 aperture, 2500mAh battery and runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.

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  1. Jose Silva
    April 28, 2013

    Again, my same question, hoping you can answer:
    Does this phone support the bluetooth rSAP profile (remote SIM Access Profile)?

    This is essencial to use it with most car-kits Mercedes, VW, Seat, …

    HFP (Hands Free Profile) and ADSP are not enough.

    Most Nokia, HTC, Samsung phones support this and thousands of people are interested. Read petition to Google here:


    • April 28, 2013

      No idea sorry

  2. Ahmed
    April 28, 2013

    Dear All, anybody knows from where i can get one from online

  3. fanzii
    April 28, 2013

    andi u have mention 3000mah it 3000 or 2500 mah

    • April 28, 2013

      Ah, sorry 2500mAh, I got it confused with the Neo N003.

      • fanzii
        April 28, 2013


  4. Lola
    April 28, 2013

    i’ve to say Umi X2 is the best looking device so far
    but damn is quite pricey for the specs – resellers prices of course
    13 megapixel camera on these chine phones are just (‘- ‘ ) BS
    as for Gorilla Glass humm i don’t believe it

  5. Albert
    April 28, 2013

    Andi, the aperture size is not f/2.0 (like Umi said before) but only f/2.2 and has WCDMA 900Mhz support not 850. Look here at official photo of Umi X2 box with specs:

    • June 30, 2013

      I would have purchased it based on the 850mhz WCDMA. Thank you for noticing Albert. Is this company reliable?

  6. Alcholic
    April 29, 2013

    Seem’s like UMI focused on X2 to release it before JiaYu G4…In this snail race full of hype annoucemnets is no winner…Many people gave up waiting and bought something else.

    But Andi, do you know anything about X1s? I though it should be on market before X2 and, suprisingly, no one hear a word…

  7. Noam-from-Israel
    April 29, 2013

    2500 Mah battery is enough for average user ? cos the screen is 1080p …
    and the screen is a gorilla glass ?

  8. April 29, 2013

    but when you check company registered with gorilla cornings corporation UMI is listed but unfortunately Jiayu is not so………….

  9. Mochiza
    April 29, 2013

    We’ve heard a lot from Umi, Jiayu, NEO, how about iOcean with their premium version? They’ve been keeping it quiet for such a quite time.

  10. amazir
    April 29, 2013

    Hi ,
    Have you picture for the umi X2 in Grey Color ?
    or black ?

  11. Julius
    April 29, 2013

    It is safe to buy umi phone in aliexpress? Because in order, i have to pay it first? Please need the advise… Thanks Andi…..

  12. yash3339
    April 29, 2013

    Andi, are you sure this is going to be the 2GB RAM version?

  13. ArthurLeRoy
    April 30, 2013

    Is there any good reason to go for the umi x2 instead of the neo n003?
    Neo n003 has a bigger battery,is cheaper and has the same specs as Umi’s X2.

    • Julius
      May 1, 2013

      Please Andi… U advice Go for Umi x2 or neo n003 ?
      And is it True Umi X2 release in 15 may… Because i wait 2,5 Month already… A very long waiting..
      And it is to buy umi x02 in aliexpress…?
      Thanks… Waiting Andi reply….

  14. I'l be waiting
    April 30, 2013

    India?!! Hurray

  15. Simon
    May 1, 2013

    Which is better Umi X2 or Umi S1 ?

  16. Mike
    May 1, 2013

    Hi Andy!

    Is there anyone here who know where I can find this phone on May 15th in Shanghai?
    I tried different shop and asked them if they have Umi phone they all told me that they don’t know UMI ( “do you mean xiami?)

  17. Simon
    May 3, 2013

    Thanks for that Carlos. So if it comes down to Umi X2 or Jiayu G4 which are you going to choose and why ?

  18. stephen
    May 4, 2013

    I have got the youth model, cant fault it except for the screen has broke less than 1 week of ownership, I do not believe the screen quality to be good, design fault, my zte racer 2 took years of hard ware, so folks i would be wary, why have a great car if the wheels are square, please andy giz china show this, thanks ste.

    • May 4, 2013

      Send me a pic 🙂

      • Julius
        May 4, 2013

        Wow… Is it? Have u see it? The broken screen…?

      • stephen
        May 25, 2013

        Hi andy after the broken screen disaster, you said this was a prototype, but ant e life confirmed it is gorilla glass, and it would be replaced with same screen, just wondering your thoughts, because it the same screen is to be used i wonder. Also no pricing is forthcoming yet for replacement or repair, now i have to carry the cost, post it back and see how much it may cost, may not be economical to do so. Instead it could be better to buy a different brand as no clear pricing or to address screen shatter issue.

  19. Albert
    May 4, 2013

    Can u tell me F aperture size from internal side of your original UMI X2 (Youth) box ?

  20. Albert
    May 4, 2013

    It was to Mtrakal

  21. ChinaWizKid
    May 6, 2013

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  22. Shaun
    May 8, 2013

    The question is, with the release date of the Neo being in distant march, is the Umi X2 a better bet now with the turbo version coming out?

    Features I’m looking forward to in the Neo N003 are the 3000mAh battery, Yamaha speakers, OTG and MHL… does the Umi X2 have OTG and MHL?

  23. Shaun
    May 8, 2013

    Whoops I mean distant june >_<

  24. Devasish Saikia
    May 14, 2013

    Service center list provided by umimobiles india is fake one. I have visited one service center mentioned in the list and the reponse by them was surprising as they did not know there is a mobile brand called umi mobile. It was a LAVA authourised servise center. The service center is mentioned at the top of the list. It is apace solutions in guwahati assam. What do you think guys..???
    They also said that they were in tie up with selora. Also Micromax is making an official approach for their service but as of now they are not tied up with micromax.
    I have read that service centers will be activated by end of this month but its already mid of may and they dont even know a brand called umi exists. how ridiculous..!!!

  25. May 15, 2013

    Hey Andy,

    So did UMI release it on 15th? OR they missed the date again as usual?

    I hope they are not fake and not cheating with false promises, all the time.


    • May 15, 2013

      According to their homepage and the news reports here in China, yes they started selling and will continue today.

      • stephen
        June 10, 2013

        Hi Andi i was the guy with the umi x2 broken screen, the youth model which you thought was a prototype, here’s an update, i still haven’t sent the phone back although they said they would repair it at my cost, since then the back screen covering the camera has cracked in to 5 while in my pocket, the silver around the camera has scratched easy while in my pocket, i have no interest in running any company down soon i will post a video of the the wear after a month or so average use, on the postive side, the boot is fast, the battery is good, but the gps is slow bordering to non existence. Thanks Andy, ps if you have contact with umi can you mention the build quality issues.

  26. top1
    May 16, 2013

    I have the feeling I`ll never get mine 🙁
    And why is it so freaking hard to find any review Video of the turbo Version….

    • Raj
      May 18, 2013

      I am afraid if that’s probably because no such phone (Turbo version) exists yet but still being sold?

      UMI in India ( and turns out to be big scam looting many people. They are not reverting to mails/calls. Unfortunately don’t know how to reach/contact their India official representatives or india office because they didn’t mention any of it on their site.

  27. UMI
    June 10, 2013

    Today is June 10, almost a month over, and UMI India has not udpated to its India Customers, when exactly they would start delivering.