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.
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.