Mid range IUNI U1 sighted on TENAA with all new design


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One thing we can say about IUNI is that they don’t like to stick to a specific design evident again in the new IUNI U1 smartphone.

In the 2 years since IUNI have been releasing phones we have seen the brand drastically change the appearance of their phones 3 times now. Usually a phone maker will keep design elements of their phones similar for brand recognition but not IUNI.

The U2 was a small full alloy unibody phone, The U3 a larger plastic body with all new shame (the U3 mini followed a similar look) and now the IUNI U1 has an all together different design.

Of the 3 design styles this latest one is my least favourite and looks a little like Chinese phones of yesteryear, but if you fancy a budget IUNI device it could be a good place to start.

Specifications include a 1.3Ghz (Mediatek?) processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB internal memory, 8 mega-pixel front and rear cameras and IUNI OS based on Android 5.0 Lollipop. Designwise the front of the phone a 5-inch 1280 x 720 display while the rear of the 142 x 69.6 x 8.4mm phone is a little odd and we cannot tell if this is a dual camera design or if IUNI have just designed it to look that way with one of the ‘cameras’ being the actual LED flash.

Surprisingly the rather thick phone has a battery size of just 2000mAh. Fine for these specs (we hope) but surely a larger battery would have been possible in such a roomy device?

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18 Comments

  1. balcobomber25
    June 19, 2015

    Pure and utter crap. That’s all I can say about this.

    • mf1gt3r
      June 19, 2015

      Why? Its a low end device. Some persons really value such.

      • balcobomber25
        June 19, 2015

        I love lower end devices, I am not a power user by any means and 720p is my favorite display. But a phone with that ugly of a body, an obvious fake dual camera and a battery that might last 4 hours? No thank you. There are much better options out there for what this well sell for.

        • mf1gt3r
          June 19, 2015

          Hmmm. I see your point.

        • iKosh
          June 19, 2015

          The second dot might be a fingerprint sensor, although it’s very small.

          • balcobomber25
            June 19, 2015

            I thought that at first too then I said wait a second there is no flash. The only way that second dot is a scanner or fingerprint sensor is if they are using a camera with no flash.

  2. Guaire
    June 19, 2015

    Hideous.

  3. balcobomber25
    June 19, 2015

    Pure and utter crap. That’s all I can say about this.

    • mf1gt3r
      June 19, 2015

      Why? Its a low end device. Some persons really value such.

    • balcobomber25
      June 19, 2015

      I love lower end devices, I am not a power user by any means and 720p is my favorite display. But a phone with that ugly of a body, an obvious fake dual camera and a battery that might last 4 hours? No thank you. There are much better options out there for what this well sell for.

    • mf1gt3r
      June 19, 2015

      Hmmm. I see your point.

    • iKosh
      June 19, 2015

      The second dot might be a fingerprint sensor, although it’s very small.

    • balcobomber25
      June 19, 2015

      I thought that at first too then I said wait a second there is no flash. The only way that second dot is a scanner or fingerprint sensor is if they are using a camera with no flash.

  4. Guaire
    June 19, 2015

    Hideous.

  5. iKosh
    June 19, 2015

    I was waiting for a new IUNI device but this is very disappointing.
    What about the capacitive halo button?

  6. iKosh
    June 19, 2015

    I was waiting for a new IUNI device but this is very disappointing.
    What about the capacitive halo button?

  7. Max
    June 20, 2015

    will anyone here review the TCL 3S? looks like a promising entry- to mid-level-phone for a very reasonable price and a sleek design. 🙂

  8. Max
    June 20, 2015

    will anyone here review the TCL 3S? looks like a promising entry- to mid-level-phone for a very reasonable price and a sleek design. 🙂