More UMi Iron specifications revealed


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More teasers reveal more specs as we wait until next week for the official unveiling of the UMi Iron. Here is what we have learned about the new phone so far this week.

More teasers on the UMi Facebook page this week give us details of the audio and camera features of this new device. We had already learned that the UMi Iron will feature Android 5.1, an octacore Mediatek chipset and alloy body, now details of the camera and audio have come to light.

With some customers complaining about the audio quality of some Chinese phones, UMi have promised better performance for music lovers by adding DirectPath Audio to the phone. UMi have confirmed that a Texas Instruments audio processor will be used in the new phone for better sound cancellation, and offer “Excellent Low Frequency Fidelity”.

On the camera front, UMi will make use of the highly popular Sony IMX214 camera. This 13 mega-pixel shooter has been used on all manner of Android phones this year and when optimised correctly can produce stunning images. A front facing camera of 8 mega-pixels will receive a front facing LED flash, a features I find rather useful for those low-light selfies in the club!

The full unveiling of the UMi Iron will be held on the 23rd June where the phone will be officially released on the company’s Facebook page.

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50 Comments

  1. Troll
    June 16, 2015

    Front led selfie cameras are good for night cyber sex in the dark. Please do understand the importance of it!

    • MaxPower
      June 16, 2015

      Better an hand free action camera attached on head or genitals

      • balcobomber25
        June 16, 2015

        Always a thinking man!

        • MaxPower
          June 16, 2015

          You have to keep your relationship a little spicy

          • Yeti hand
            June 16, 2015

            you’re a wise man! Can I call you master?

            • MaxPower
              June 16, 2015

              I prefer Sensei šŸ˜‰

            • Yeti hand
              June 16, 2015

              as you wish!!!
              sensei

            • MaxPower
              June 16, 2015
            • Muhammad Yasir
              June 17, 2015

              i like where this is going šŸ˜€

            • MaxPower
              June 17, 2015

              You should join us šŸ™‚

  2. Rob
    June 16, 2015

    This phone sounds more promising with every ‘leak’, lets hope they get the audio right as it is an important feature for me. Any idea on screen size yet?

    Bugger, just read that direct path audio is for the headphone socket only, loudspeaker will probably be crap then.

  3. June 16, 2015

    6″ or 6″+ please UMI. Let this not be another 5.5 incher.

    • Ivan Rusanov
      June 16, 2015

      Please no. It will be 5.5″, but I would have been glad to be 5″. And believe me, I have big hands (195cm tall). It’s just not possible to use with 1 hand comfortably. For those who want larger screen, please buy tablets…

      • balcobomber25
        June 16, 2015

        Why do they have to buy tablets? Why can’t you buy a smaller phone? The market is varied enough that there enough choices no matter what screen size you prefer. This will probably be 5.5 though.

        • Ivan Rusanov
          June 16, 2015

          No, there isn’t. Most of the interesting Chinese phones this year are all 5.5″. 5″ are considered mini and usually have lower specs. I can’t think of a single 5″ Chinese phone from this year that I like. I don’t think there are enough choices for smaller devices. I don’t even know how you guys are talking on these 6″ devices. It is so uncomfortable…

          Finally, I would have to consider 5.5″ device, because there would be little to no choice, but 5″ is the perfect size for me.

          One of the most compact 5.5″ Chinese phones is the LeTV, but there are other things I don’t like in it, including price and lack of SD card slot. Of course it has more powerful chipset installed.

          • balcobomber25
            June 16, 2015

            Just because you don’t like them doesn’t mean that haven’t been 5 inch devices released this year. Two of the most interesting phones this year are both 5 inches, the Xiaomi Mi4i and Lenovo Vibe Shot (coud be best camera phone this year). There is a lot more than those to as well. You may not personally like the choices but there are plenty of them available.

            Personally I don’t use 6 inch phones I use a Xiaomi Mi4 which is also 5 inches and an iOcean X8 which is 5.7 inches. The X8 feels very natural in the hand, I have no issues with it whatsoever. I used to think there was no way I could use a phone that big, until I tried. Just like you question how they can use a phone so big, they question how you can use one so small. There is no right answer we all have different views.

            • Ivan Rusanov
              June 16, 2015

              Of course it is up to the person and his personal preference. It is good if there’s a variety of products for every taste.

              However, noone can convince me a phone this big can be comfortable for one-hand operation :p I just want something with similar specs, but 5″, in this price category.

              I think like everyone else, I also have “the right” to express my desires. It is no different than the “Please make 6″ or 6+” above” šŸ™‚

              The comment about the tablets might have been a little harsh, but it looks ridiculous to me when I see someone holding that thing next to his head :).

              PS: Btw, if this has on-screen buttons, then I don’t have anything against UMI making it whatever size you guys want, since it won’t be interesting to me anymore šŸ˜€

            • Rob
              June 16, 2015

              Have to disagree with you, there are lots of 5″ phones being released, there are no 6″ phones at all. Some of us dont spend the day with a phone glued to our ear and use our phones for everything but talking!

            • balcobomber25
              June 16, 2015

              You have a right to say you don’t like it just like they have a right to say they do like it. It’s called opinions. It looks ridiculous to me when I see people try to watch videos on a tiny 4 inch screen but some people prefer that. Personally for me the best phone size is 5-5.5 inches.

            • Simon
              June 16, 2015

              Any issues with the iOcean X8 thus far ?

            • balcobomber25
              June 16, 2015

              I only use it as a work phone and even then that might only be a 2-3 hours a day. Outside of that I am always using my Mi4 for everything. But as a second phone I haven’t noticed any issues at all, it does everything I need it to. The build quality is good, the camera is good, the display is good, the ROM is good, the battery life is good. For the $180 I paid for it, it has been an excellent phone.

            • Simon
              June 17, 2015

              Excellent. How long have you had the Mi4 ?

            • balcobomber25
              June 17, 2015

              It’s been about 8-9 months now, I originally had a Nubia Z7 that was given to me by a client of mine, it was a pre-production unit of the 2k display model. I liked it except the ROM was horrible and the display killed the battery. So after a month I sold it and bought a Mi4 which I believe was mid August or earl September.

            • Simon
              June 17, 2015

              Still going stromg then šŸ™‚

            • balcobomber25
              June 17, 2015

              Its an amazing phone but im saying goodbye to it this month. Gonna switch to Windows phone for 30 days see if i like it.

            • Muhammad Yasir
              June 17, 2015

              i should start sending you tributes for your performances here šŸ˜€

              thats one FINE ass reply !

            • balcobomber25
              June 17, 2015

              Haha my mom always told me I was boring with a sharp tongue, an incredible mind and no off button. I am the type who enjoys a good debate, sometimes a little too much. Did you see my post in the forum? Out of boredom I am giving up Android phones for a month and am going to use nothing but Windows phone.

            • Muhammad Yasir
              June 18, 2015

              but… but… windows phones dont have that many games

              Edit : i’d like a link to the the forum post šŸ˜€

            • balcobomber25
              June 18, 2015

              I only play one game on Android and its Megalopis which I play on my tablet, other than that I am not a gamer on mobile. Do have a PS4 and Xbox One though.

            • Muhammad Yasir
              June 18, 2015

              you do know how to make people envy you :p !

            • balcobomber25
              June 19, 2015

              Nah nothing to envy me for.

        • Muhammad Yasir
          June 17, 2015

          i HATE tablets… like i REALLY hate em .. their camera make my EYES bleed !

  4. Mesterio
    June 16, 2015

    Andi I know you are English or so I think,but I found it interesting that where I felt you would use learnt you used learned. Nothing wrong with that just an interesting observation.

    • Jeep āœ“įµ›įµ‰Ź³į¶¦į¶ į¶¦įµ‰įµˆ
      June 16, 2015

      “Both are acceptable, but learned is often used in both British English and American English, while learnt is much more common in British English than in American English.” – Oxford Dictionary

      I learn(t)ed something today! šŸ™‚

      Edit: oh, nice phone-specs btw :p

      • Mesterio
        June 16, 2015

        Jeep did you read what I wrote?

        • Jeep āœ“įµ›įµ‰Ź³į¶¦į¶ į¶¦įµ‰įµˆ
          June 18, 2015

          Yes, it was just an observation for you. I just never knew there was a difference in the first place. I just posted when I learned that day šŸ™‚

    • June 16, 2015

      Yup, I’m from the UK originally but not lived there for almost 12 years. I have a weird mix of US and British English going on, which sometimes makes me sound Australian when I speak šŸ˜€

      • Mesterio
        June 16, 2015

        Trust me I understand. I think Jeep misunderstood me šŸ™‚

      • Marco Lancaster
        June 17, 2015

        And for a time I thought you was Australian lol!

      • Muhammad Yasir
        June 17, 2015

        are you Dr. Chase ?

      • Simon
        June 17, 2015

        How many Brits come to GizChina ?

  5. hichaam
    June 16, 2015

    According to To2c, the phone will have only MT6753, they put photos of the device powered on.

    http://www.to2c.com/umi-iron.html

    • balcobomber25
      June 16, 2015

      It could very well be that SoC but until it’s confirmed by a reputable source I wouldn’t trust a reseller for that info. They often get specs wrong before they are announced and sometimes they still get them wrong even after it is announced.

      • Muhammad Yasir
        June 17, 2015

        yea… coolicool.com is showing the Dogee Nova at 6582 šŸ˜€ !
        wtf , like thats the slimmest bezel phone dogee are working on and WHO IN THEIR RIGHT MIND CAN POSSIBLY IMAGINE THAT THEY’LL PUT A CHEAP ASS , OLD CPU IN IT :O !

        • balcobomber25
          June 17, 2015

          Knowing Doogee I can imagine that…

          • Muhammad Yasir
            June 17, 2015

            y’know , that’d be a heartbreaker šŸ™

  6. njren
    June 16, 2015

    DirectPath is TI’s trademark for headphone amplifier technology built into their audio codecs, so UMI is talking about only one chip. Interesting choice since TI codec + mobile phone isn’t something you’d think of first when “hi-fi” enters the discussion. TI owns the Burr Brown name and their stable of op-amps and DACs, but that’s not what’s on offer here. The Meizu M9 used a TI codec (the only time they tried one) and audio performance was so-so. Also odd since MediaTek has made such monstrous strides with their built-in audio solution sourced from Wolfson/Cirrus.

  7. csak1user
    June 17, 2015

    I can’t register to UMI forum in weeks. Can’t get the activation email. (The e-mail could not be sent. Possible reason: your host may have disabled the mail() function.)

    UMI can’t/doesn’t help nor on their site’s contact form, nor Twitter, nor Facebook.
    I’m disappointed by this company.

  8. Muhammad Yasir
    June 17, 2015

    NOICE !
    this is looking fantabulous !

  9. Chickens
    June 18, 2015

    Only $169.99?? Too bad about the SoC but I like the screws.