UMi Iron gets a heart rate monitor


umi iron heart rate monitor

We were pretty sure the UMi Iron specifications had all pretty much been revealed, then today a heart rate monitor has been sprung on us.

Tomorrow is the day that we finally learn the full specifications for the UMi Iron along with the availability and pricing, but even 24 hours from launch the device is surprising us.

UMi’s latest teaser confirms the inclusion of the heart rate monitor built in to the phone. Chances are the optical sensor is located next to the LED flash on the backside of the phone.

As it stand the only feature that we are not sure of is the processor. We know its an octacore Mediatek chipset but which model we are not sure. Other hardware for the phone includes 3GB RAM, Sony IMX214 rear camera, all metal 7.9mm frame and a 5.5-inch FHD display.

More UMi Iron specification details can be seen here.

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14 Comments

  1. Jeep ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ
    June 22, 2015

    Very intriguing marketing they’ve used 🙂 If the price is right I certainly will buy this new UMi next to my Ulefone. I do have very little confidence in their software support though..

    • Cpaun
      June 22, 2015

      From my experience with Umi X2 I tend to agree with you: their software support is poor. Fortunately I found a lot of custom roms 🙂

      • Jeep ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ
        June 22, 2015

        Their UMi Zero was a complete disaster -in my personal experience- too. I was an early adaptor but kept with them till the 3.06 update months later, still didn’t work. Better custom ROM’s came too late for me; I sold it already.

        But, lets keep a positive mind: a new device, a new chance, right? 😉

        • Riccardo Benzoni
          June 22, 2015

          latest 3.10 has been pretty solid from what I heard on their forums, I am with eMax right now and the rom is flawless, as the mobile is. Seems they are improving their game recently.

          • Jeep ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ
            June 22, 2015

            OK, that is good to hear. Hope the more complex UMi Iron can keep up with the improved game 🙂

          • Jeep ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ
            June 22, 2015

            OK, that is good to hear. Hope the more complex UMi Iron can keep up with the improved game 🙂

          • Adam Irvine
            June 22, 2015

            Yep, my Dads running 3.10 on his Zero, very rock solid behaviour and good battery life, they’re finally getting their act together…

          • Adam Irvine
            June 22, 2015

            Yep, my Dads running 3.10 on his Zero, very rock solid behaviour and good battery life, they’re finally getting their act together…

        • Riccardo Benzoni
          June 22, 2015

          latest 3.10 has been pretty solid from what I heard on their forums, I am with eMax right now and the rom is flawless, as the mobile is. Seems they are improving their game recently.

  2. realjjj
    June 22, 2015

    More likely they are using the cam, assuming Mediatek enables the feature on MT6753 too not just on X20 and P10.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=peU-mp3pdvo

    • Chickens
      June 22, 2015

      What if they didn’t? What if it is actually a P10? some retailers are selling it presale for $169.99, will they refund the money or ship it anyway? Also still hoping for $99.99 flash sale.

      • realjjj
        June 22, 2015

        The P10 is not available anytime soon, phones with it are a few months away at best.

  3. MaxPower
    June 22, 2015

    Hopefully they’ll stop there with innovation and won’t make phones with a finger-shaped probe to check your prostate.

  4. MaxPower
    June 22, 2015

    Hopefully they’ll stop there with innovation and won’t make phones with a finger-shaped probe to check your prostate.