Leaked photos of the 8-core UMi X3, another iPhone inspired flagship phone


Leaked photos of an 8-core MT6592 UMi X3 have appeared online and UMi aren’t making any comment.

It would appear that Chinese phone makers are going in full circle. After enjoying months of unique Chinese phones ranging from the FAEA range of phones to the up market Oppo N1, some makers are heading back to their ‘Shanzhai’ roots and are again producing devices which closely resemble more famous brand phones.

JiaYu have done it with they beautifully made G5, and now UMi are going down this route with the UMi X3! Leaked photos of the UMi X3 show a phone which looks like a cross between the iPhone 5C’s rear with iPod Touch front. The only major departure being the capacitive home button.

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We spoke to UMi about the photo who confirmed that they were working on the UMi X3 but would not confirm if these are photos of it.

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6 Comments

  1. sere83
    November 8, 2013

    ahh its Attack of the damn clones!

  2. thorun
    November 8, 2013

    I hope this thesis is wrong. I was so happy with brands making original designs. That’s what put credibility on them 🙂

    But i think that Jiayu didn’t made G5 similar to iphone on purpose, they just used stainless steel material on the sides and back, and i hope that they and other chinese brands continue to innovate and forget about iphone, samsung, etc. I think that is the path to follow.

  3. Oscar
    November 8, 2013

    The front reminds me a bit of the Meizu MX2 also. If you look closely it has the dot style capacitive buttons.

    • Airyl
      November 8, 2013

      Like the UMi Cross.

  4. November 8, 2013

    I like very much this phone and he doesn’t remenber me to the Iphone.

  5. kev
    November 9, 2013

    Were can u buy these phoned