Exclusive: UMi are back with the UMi C1, plus more to come!


umi c1 detail

Take the UMi X3, tweak the specifications to fit under a budget and you have the all new UMi C1. The best looking budget UMi so far.

UMi have had an interesting past. After launching the hugely popular UMi X1 a few years ago, the company hit the spotlight again last year with the UMi X2. But since then the UMi candle has been burning low, despite even the launch of the UMi X3.

The problem seemed to be that although UMi could make a capable flagship, they always seemed to produce lack-luster low to mid-range smartphones (take the latest UMi X1 for example!).

This is all behind them now and a new mid ranger is about to turn the company around. The UMi C1 is based around the chassis of the flagship X3, so you can be sure it is a great looking smartphone, and hardware has been tweaked to make it more affordable.

A quad-core MT6582 processor and 1GB RAM plus Android 4.4.2 are always a good mix when building a powerful phone on a budget. Throw all that in to a great looking steel chassis with 5.5-inch 720p Gorilla Glass display, micro SD card expansion and 13 mega-pixel main camera and it is all looking very peachy.

UMi C1 Photo Gallery

UMi C1 pricing and launch dates are currently locked up in secrecy so keep posted. Also, our sources tell us that the C1 isn’t the only phone to look out for in the coming months. Another unknown model with AMOLED display and 4G LTE is also set to hit stores soon!

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16 Comments

  1. July 17, 2014

    UMi… why you look like Meizu and Xiaomi’s better-than sub-standard love child???

  2. rajnish kumar
    July 17, 2014

    My BAD!!!!

    • Airyl
      July 17, 2014

      Look at the fakeness of that picture!

      • rajnish kumar
        July 17, 2014

        BUt the specs look acceptable.

        • Airyl
          July 17, 2014

          The picture has been around since before the Mi3.

          • rajnish kumar
            July 18, 2014

            My BAD…accepted

      • rajnish kumar
        July 17, 2014

        its official now the pic is from the official website….xiaomiworld.

        • deep zpain
          July 17, 2014

          it’s not official website

    • July 17, 2014

      LOL… official…

    • Kael
      July 17, 2014

      Same as this blog: http://www.gizbot.com/mobile/xiaomi-mi-4-listed-online-ahead-july-22-launch-with-price-tag-news-018376.html

      They call Xiaomiworld as official website.. LOL!!!

      • rajnish kumar
        July 18, 2014

        My BAD

    • desponent
      July 18, 2014

      I’m gonna make xiaomireallyofficialshop[dot]com and sell you 101% original mi4 too, check back later. It’s official of course just look at the site name, there’s xiaomi in it!

  3. Shiva Sharma
    July 17, 2014

    Poor aftersales, even you are unable to get spares on your own.

  4. rajnish kumar
    July 17, 2014
  5. analfischer
    July 19, 2014

    Omg! I never noticed, is umi a knockoff xiaomi?

  6. amirexpressir
    July 19, 2014

    UMI cross was the most amazing phone I have ever had on Big size and full-features….Battery 4150mAh, and clear LCD and camera and…..
    That was one heck of a phone from UMi which I really hope, they can build again like such phone with better weight/dimension and of course much more advance feature