Umi X3 official renders, rumoured to use 8-core 4G LTE chip!


Here are the first official renders of the new UMi X3 smartphone along with a few of the rumoured specifications!

After playing around with a few of the first 8-core phones to hit the market (see our THL T100S vs Zopo ZP998 comparison) we have to say that UMi have probably have been wise holding off the launch of their next generation flagship model, the UMi X3.

We have seen the UMi X3 a few times in leaked images and a few of the specifications have managed to leak, but the latest details are by far the most tantalising!

umi x3 4g lte

According to reports the UMi X3 will boast a 2Ghz variant of the octa-core MT6592 chipset with 4G LTE support, what’s more the phone it said to pack up to 3GB RAM, a 16 mega-pixel rear camera and 5.5-inch 1080 display, 3500mAh battery plus NFC! There is even a small chance that UMi might up the resolution of the display to 2K!

Still these are still rumours and we take each and everyone with a good dashing of salt, but even if they are partially true they make the UMi X3 one phone we would love to get our hands on!

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68 Comments

  1. December 26, 2013

    Well, will the GPU in the 8-Core MT6592 2Ghz be able to handle 2K resolution properly? By properly, I mean even in game stressing too. Remains to be seen though. If Umi goes for that, might be my next phone for 2014. For now, I am eyeing the one with the 3D FHD display

  2. asse
    December 26, 2013

    why the f*ck do we need 2k resolutions on small screen?

  3. pa5t1s
    December 26, 2013

    Damn! Sounds too good… I dislike the button at the bottom of the screen tho

    • December 26, 2013

      I dislike the Mezu look of it

  4. Igor
    December 26, 2013

    one of “great” china market site haw it on their store (out o stock, for now), at the 320$, great price for that specifications.

    • Simon
      December 27, 2013

      Can you provide the link Igor ?

      • Igor
        December 27, 2013

        is a site with a questionable reputation – fastcardtech, have a care.

        • Simon
          December 27, 2013

          Thanks

  5. manohar basavaraju
    December 26, 2013

    Umi Mobiles are CHEATERS….. they cheated me of X2.
    I paid the full amount & i am waiting since 8 months… no mobile yet.
    No ways to contact them also as they have banned me from facebook & they don’t reply to my mails…. i am tired of calling their customer care also….
    Even though i have all the proof of making payment, i am not able to get the money back or receive the phone…
    I dont know what to do…

    But i request all other new users to stay away from this Cheating Company !!!
    I am saying this for the sake of your hard earned money…. the rest is upto you..

    • December 26, 2013

      UMi Inida are Cheats, just as Zopo India are

      • Nafy
        December 27, 2013

        As I already cancelled my order on 10-Dec-2013, but there is
        no response from UMI. Now i
        don’t want the mobile, as i lost my job. so i need my money back. Please Andi can you contact UMI china and ask them to take action against UMI india and help us to get the money. As Zopo warns Zopo india, https://www.gizchina.com/2013/12/19/zopo-warns-customers-zopo-india-store/

    • Mr Singh
      December 26, 2013

      I assume you must be from India. As an Indian, please take my advice.

      Keep the proof of payment in original. Photocopy it and then file a complaint
      against the website/company in the nearest Comsumer District Court. You may
      think it is difficult, but it is very easy. Form costs only Rs. 100/- to
      file.

      If you want lawyer, you can hire one, but no need for lawyer in Consumer
      Court. You can appear for the case yourself, just by giving all the papers. And
      unlike regular courts, Consumer Courts decide cases very quickly.

      Ask them either for the phone or tell them to refund money with interest,
      plus compensation for mental agony.

      • Nafy
        December 27, 2013

        HI,

        Just saw that Both UMI & Zopo India owners are same.. Their plan is to collect the money and rotate in business, The owners are Amit Anil Nayak, Ajay Rao, Ghanshyam Dass, Check the below website. What shall we do?

        http://corporatedir.com/company/umi-mobiles-private-limited

      • manohar basavaraju
        December 27, 2013

        does it really work ?
        since Umi is a foreign company, i doubt what you qouted works out easily…
        Right now i am in Germany. but once i come back to India, may be in another 6 months, i will have to fight them back…
        what are my chances of getting either the phone or the money ?

    • Nafy
      December 27, 2013

      HI,

      Just saw that Both UMI & Zopo India owners are same.. Their plan is to collect the money and rotate in business, The owners are Amit Anil Nayak, Ajay Rao, Ghanshyam Dass, Check the below website. What shall we do now. can you contact me 9043447776

      http://corporatedir.com/company/umi-mobiles-private-limited

    • Guglielmo
      December 27, 2013

      🙁 I hope Gizchina will stop to advertise and promote and pushing tha fake communication of ‘some’ uncorrect seller/reseller

  6. Adrian
    December 26, 2013

    I actually love this phone… don’t think it will be 2k screen though…. that would affect performance and raise cost for no real reason. But it’s welcomed if the camera is good and the flash is bright. Better to use hyper sensitive screen for off screen gesture like Lg g2 rather than 2k

  7. Simon
    December 26, 2013

    I’m liking this, and I soooooo want to try a Chinese build phone (that is not a so called flagship manufacturer, if you understand me). Did the Umi X2 go down well or not ?

    • burnt_52
      December 26, 2013

      I never owned one so someone else can speak with more authority but from what I read the UMI X2 was good. All Mediatek devices seems to struggle with poor GPS connection. The other issue I heard about with the X2 was it bent easily but then I also had this issue with my Jiayu G4 and cracked some screens

  8. Michael Ogbonnaya
    December 26, 2013

    Well, will the GPU in the 8-Core MT6592 2Ghz be able to handle 2K resolution properly? By properly, I mean even in game stressing too. Remains to be seen though. If Umi goes for that, might be my next phone for 2014. For now, I am eyeing the one with the 3D FHD display

    • Andi Sykes
      December 26, 2013

      Not likely, but it is only a rumour

    • Michael Ogbonnaya
      December 28, 2013

      ok

  9. Guest
    December 26, 2013

    why the f*ck do we need 2k resolutions on small screen?

  10. pa5t1s
    December 26, 2013

    Damn! Sounds too good… I dislike the button at the bottom of the screen tho

    • Andi Sykes
      December 26, 2013

      I dislike the Mezu look of it

  11. Igor
    December 26, 2013

    one of “great” china market site haw it on their store (out o stock, for now), at the 320$, great price for that specifications.

    • Guest
      December 27, 2013

      Can you provide the link Igor ?

    • Igor
      December 27, 2013

      is a site with a questionable reputation – fastcardtech, have a care.

    • Guest
      December 27, 2013

      Thanks

  12. manohar basavaraju
    December 26, 2013

    Umi Mobiles are CHEATERS….. they cheated me of X2.
    I paid the full amount & i am waiting since 8 months… no mobile yet.
    No ways to contact them also as they have banned me from facebook & they don’t reply to my mails…. i am tired of calling their customer care also….
    Even though i have all the proof of making payment, i am not able to get the money back or receive the phone…
    I dont know what to do…

    But i request all other new users to stay away from this Cheating Company !!!
    I am saying this for the sake of your hard earned money…. the rest is upto you..

    • Andi Sykes
      December 26, 2013

      UMi Inida are Cheats, just as Zopo India are

    • Guest
      December 26, 2013

      I assume you must be from India. As an Indian, please take my advice.

      Keep the proof of payment in original. Photocopy it and then file a complaint
      against the website/company in the nearest Comsumer District Court. You may
      think it is difficult, but it is very easy. Form costs only Rs. 100/- to
      file.

      If you want lawyer, you can hire one, but no need for lawyer in Consumer
      Court. You can appear for the case yourself, just by giving all the papers. And
      unlike regular courts, Consumer Courts decide cases very quickly.

      Ask them either for the phone or tell them to refund money with interest,
      plus compensation for mental agony.

    • Nafy
      December 27, 2013

      As I already cancelled my order on 10-Dec-2013, but there is
      no response from UMI. Now i
      don’t want the mobile, as i lost my job. so i need my money back. Please Andi can you contact UMI china and ask them to take action against UMI india and help us to get the money. As Zopo warns Zopo india, http://www.gizchina.com/2013/12/19/zopo-warns-customers-zopo-india-store/

    • Nafy
      December 27, 2013

      HI,

      Just saw that Both UMI & Zopo India owners are same.. Their plan is to collect the money and rotate in business, The owners are Amit Anil Nayak, Ajay Rao, Ghanshyam Dass, Check the below website. What shall we do now. can you contact me 9043447776

      http://corporatedir.com/company/umi-mobiles-private-limited

    • Nafy
      December 27, 2013

      HI,

      Just saw that Both UMI & Zopo India owners are same.. Their plan is to collect the money and rotate in business, The owners are Amit Anil Nayak, Ajay Rao, Ghanshyam Dass, Check the below website. What shall we do?

      http://corporatedir.com/company/umi-mobiles-private-limited

    • Guglielmo
      December 27, 2013

      🙁 I hope Gizchina will stop to advertise and promote and pushing tha fake communication of ‘some’ uncorrect seller/reseller

    • manohar basavaraju
      December 27, 2013

      does it really work ?
      since Umi is a foreign company, i doubt what you qouted works out easily…
      Right now i am in Germany. but once i come back to India, may be in another 6 months, i will have to fight them back…
      what are my chances of getting either the phone or the money ?

  13. Adrian
    December 26, 2013

    I actually love this phone… don’t think it will be 2k screen though…. that would affect performance and raise cost for no real reason. But it’s welcomed if the camera is good and the flash is bright. Better to use hyper sensitive screen for off screen gesture like Lg g2 rather than 2k

  14. Guest
    December 26, 2013

    I’m liking this, and I soooooo want to try a Chinese build phone (that is not a so called flagship manufacturer, if you understand me). Did the Umi X2 go down well or not ?

    • burnt_52
      December 26, 2013

      I never owned one so someone else can speak with more authority but from what I read the UMI X2 was good. All Mediatek devices seems to struggle with poor GPS connection. The other issue I heard about with the X2 was it bent easily but then I also had this issue with my Jiayu G4 and cracked some screens

    • Guest
      December 27, 2013

      How is your Jiayu G4 ? In fact what is Jiayu’s next “big” release ?

    • burnt_52
      December 27, 2013

      The phone is great but if it was a bit sturdier and the GPS was better would make a huge improvement. Possibly the G5 resolves a lot of these issues being stainless. Jiayu are notorious for making announcements months before release. Personally I like the look of the new THL models, check http://www.gizchina.com/2013/12/23/exclusive-thl-t100s-vs-zopo-zp998-hands-comparison/ and also http://www.gizchina.com/2013/12/26/tcl-idol-x-full-specifications-photos-32000-point-antutu/ but it all depends on what specs, size, price etc you want. As with anything you get what you pay for. Rather than focussing on price your better to focus on value for money.

  15. Pietro
    December 26, 2013

    Always the same ‘idea’ of news…
    Today an article in with “!”, then the pass in the solid real world, in the availability of chinese device, it’s an obscure and impossible story.
    Take a look at the launche of the smartphone equipped with mtk6592… a lot of article, tons of new about units, dimension, style, display, test antutu but, if you check for the REAL AVAILABILITY, then you will have only bad surprise.
    It’s all stupid marketing, fake news, fake promise…the strategy it seem clear: a great bla, bla, bla, bla, bla on the chinese products, but not on the REAL but on the unsolid possibility. Maybe, I hope, we will see an octa core with LTE, but I would prefer read when the smartophone will be stocked in a wharehouse! Not 11 months before!

  16. BlackTiger
    December 26, 2013

    I owned a UMI X2 Turbo.

    Its a great phone, now with working gps. (I tried many firmwares)
    But the wlan is very poor. I can go only 5 meters araound my accespoint.

    • Simon
      December 27, 2013

      Where did you get the different firmwares from ?

      • BlackTiger
        December 28, 2013

        I get my different firmwares from needrom.com . actually i run lightning rom v6.

        And no, its not the acesspoint. I cant recive any other wlan’s, with any other Smartphone you recive 20 ore more wlan.

    • Igor
      December 28, 2013

      May be a problem with access point, or access point settings. I had some problems with some smartphones one some aces points..

  17. Pietro
    December 26, 2013

    Always the same ‘idea’ of news…
    Today an article in with “!”, then the pass in the solid real world, in the availability of chinese device, it’s an obscure and impossible story.
    Take a look at the launche of the smartphone equipped with mtk6592… a lot of article, tons of new about units, dimension, style, display, test antutu but, if you check for the REAL AVAILABILITY, then you will have only bad surprise.
    It’s all stupid marketing, fake news, fake promise…the strategy it seem clear: a great bla, bla, bla, bla, bla on the chinese products, but not on the REAL but on the unsolid possibility. Maybe, I hope, we will see an octa core with LTE, but I would prefer read when the smartophone will be stocked in a wharehouse! Not 11 months before!

  18. BlackTiger
    December 26, 2013

    I owned a UMI X2 Turbo.

    Its a great phone, now with working gps. (I tried many firmwares)
    But the wlan is very poor. I can go only 5 meters araound my accespoint.

    • Guest
      December 27, 2013

      Where did you get the different firmwares from ?

    • Igor
      December 28, 2013

      May be a problem with access point, or access point settings. I had some problems with some smartphones one some aces points..

    • BlackTiger
      December 28, 2013

      I get my different firmwares from needrom.com . actually i run lightning rom v6.

      And no, its not the acesspoint. I cant recive any other wlan’s, with any other Smartphone you recive 20 ore more wlan.

  19. njren
    December 27, 2013

    Nice mashup of Meizu design there. And a “mi” in the name, perhaps to catch some unsuspecting Xiaomi shoppers off guard.

  20. Arnold de ruiter
    December 27, 2013

    Why 5.5″… 🙁 5″ to 5.2″ max, and ofcourse the bezel etc. should be small!

    • Simon
      December 27, 2013

      I agree

  21. Guest
    December 27, 2013

    Nice mashup of Meizu design there. And a “mi” in the name, perhaps to catch some unsuspecting Xiaomi shoppers off guard.

  22. Nafy
    December 27, 2013

    Andi, all my comments are missing below.. 🙁

  23. Guest
    December 27, 2013

    This comment was deleted.

    • Guest
      December 27, 2013

      I agree

  24. Nafy
    December 27, 2013

    Andi, all my comments are missing below.. 🙁

  25. lKinder_Bueno
    January 2, 2014

    Maybe it will be smaller… Do you remember the xiaomi mi3? Some said it was 5,5, other 5″. So it could be smaller. no? (i hope). It should be perfect with 5,2″ and 1080p. I love the buttons!

  26. Guest
    January 2, 2014

    Maybe it will be smaller… Do you remember the xiaomi mi3? Some said it was 5,5, other 5″. So it could be smaller. no? (i hope). It should be perfect with 5,2″ and 1080p. I love the buttons!

  27. Дима Амид
    January 7, 2014

    Disgusting design. Umi X1 the best.
    X2 copy shety samsung/ X3 boring piece of plastic, like all modern phones

  28. Дима Амид
    January 7, 2014

    Disgusting design. Umi X1 the best.
    X2 copy shety samsung/ X3 boring piece of plastic, like all modern phones