UMi Zero confirmed to get 2GHz MT6592T, CNC grade metal chassis, and more!

The UMi Zero is fast turning out to be a phone to look out for. After rumours told us that it’d come with fast charging and a slender body, we got hold of some insider info about the device.

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Unsurprisingly, the UMi Zero will feature a 13 mega-pixel sensor from Sony, hailing from the Exmor RS series of sensors. This will be paired with an impressive f/1.8 aperture lens, which means the UMi Zero will be among the few Chinese phones of its category that are expected to do well in low light situations. Besides the usual goodies in HDR, slow-mo capture, etc, the Zero will also have support for 4K video recording!

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On the front will be an 8 mega-pixel selfie-focused camera with a wide angle lens, and guess what, LED flash. By the looks of it, LED flash is soon going to be standard as more and more manufacturers adopt the technology.

Moving on to the actual body of the phone itself, it’ll sport a CNC produced chassis that is bound to be more durable than previous UMi phones (UMi X1 owners might remember having a little bendgate of their own a couple of years back). A thickness of mere 6.4mm means that the Zero will be among the thinner phones, with complete body dimensions measuring 137.37mm x 66.36mm x 6.40mm.

With due respect to UMi, the design looks like a bit of a OPPO Find 7 + iPhone + Gionee Elife S5.5 mashup to me. Having said that, there’s no denying it does look like a really promising design, one that’ll easily catch the eye of anyone around.

With killer features like dual SIM, fast charging and metal chassis, the UMi Zero might well end up rising the standard for tier-2 Chinese OEMs.

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  1. Valdas Vaitiekaitis
    September 25, 2014

    MT6592 disappoints me, I was hoping if not MT67xx series then at least MT6595…

    • mf1gt3r
      September 25, 2014

      I concur.

    • Jay
      September 25, 2014


      As it is, UMI’s phones have always been delayed. They might have as well roped in the 6595.

    • September 25, 2014

      I agree, would’ve been nice to see an MT6595 in there.

  2. Abdul
    September 25, 2014

    This would be GREAT if it used the MT6595, perhaps a PRO edition with that processor… but its pretty nice spec and design wise.

    • mf1gt3r
      September 25, 2014

      I totally agree.

    • daggs
      September 25, 2014

      Absulutely. All in this phone souns fantastic, despite processeor. The most awesome thing is dimensions

  3. Kamui
    September 25, 2014

    Come on guys, this is UMI. If they announced a phone today they would gonna release it to the public by Spring. Maybe April or March. Umi X3 had the same fate.
    Until then everyone will have 6595 on their phones.

    Also another must question. Where is the mah?

    • Hellvetta
      September 25, 2014

      At previous post. 2750 mAh

      • Kamui
        September 25, 2014

        If they fit a 2750mah battery in a 6.4mm thick phone, Kudos! Hope I’ll be wrong this time and phone will release soon.

    • desponent
      September 25, 2014

      Its 2650mAh, it’s on the picture with QVOC.

  4. Abir
    September 25, 2014

    That processor in such a thin body is going to result in lots of heat. Same processor was used in Micromax Canvas Knight and its heating issues were quite well documented. Also the processor is last gen Mediatek and using it now is kind of a strange choice in my opinion. UMI will have a pricing nightmare on their hands, slim or not people will have a hard time choosing this when devices with similar specs and price are available from manufacturers such as Xiaomi.

  5. goro
    September 25, 2014

    Dual sim ?

  6. Simon
    September 25, 2014

    Sounds amazing but will it really live up to the hype ?

  7. billybloggs
    September 25, 2014

    Would be great with 3000 mAh

  8. Bobby
    September 25, 2014

    Can we expect to use this phone in the USA under Sprint? It would be really nice if these phones had the capability to be used anywhere in the world, so that all markets would be enticed to purchase them. I absolutely love this phone so far, however I am unwilling to drop my unlimited plan with Sprint, just so I can get it. Sprint is the only one here now that offers unlimited everything. Please post good news!

    • September 25, 2014

      What frequencies does your carrier use?

      • Bobby
        September 25, 2014

        800, 1900, and 2500

  9. Brooklyn701
    September 25, 2014

    Battery still sounds awfully weak to me. Yeah in comparison to the depth its nice. But it doesn’t matter if it is relatively good, it needs to be good in an absolute way. And I doubt I would get through two days normal usage.

    Dual SIM is nice though. That really gives it the edge on other upper class models.

  10. balcobomber25
    September 26, 2014

    To me it looks like a Gionee clone. Sounds like it will have decent kit, but what price are they going to charge for it and any mention of what frequency it will operate on and LTE or not?

  11. September 26, 2014

    What about the screen size?

    • September 26, 2014

      5″ as it was said in the other posts.

  12. Wilson
    September 26, 2014

    This phone really has me excited, more than most other phones I’ve seen in a while.

  13. Kevin
    September 26, 2014

    UMI Zero real photos was leaked but it really ugly

  14. Ricardo
    September 27, 2014

    I thought MT6592 was not able to enconde 4k or 720p @ 120 fps, is that an special feature of the “T” version or is UMI simply rescaling the video and duplicating frames?