UMi Fair will cost just $99 with fingerprint scanner


umi fair fingerpting phone

UMi have a new surprise up their sleeve! A new budget phone launching this month named the UMi Fair retailing at only $99.

UMi seem to be full of surprises and aren’t shy with the hardware even when it comes to their budget devices. In the next month or so we can look forward to the release of a new smaller version of the UMi eMax, then there is the UMi Hammer S with 5.5-inch display, USB Type C and fingerprint scanner, and now a new model called the UMi Fair.

The UMi Fair comes as quite a surprise to me as I was at the UMi office just last week and saw a couple of new upcoming models (hands on with the Hammer S coming soon), but no mention of this budget phone was made.

Details are being kept under lock and key for now and will we know is the phone will retail for just $99 and will feature a rear fingerprint scanner, dual LED flash, on screen navigation and Android Lollipop.

We’ll have more details of this budge smartphone from UMi as soon as possible.

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19 Comments

  1. Mrinal
    September 1, 2015

    Is this phone supposed to be a phone made largely by fair-trade materials (like fairphone)? or is it just a random name?

    • Marius Cirsta
      September 1, 2015

      At $100 I doubt that’s the case, rather it meas that the price is fair… that’s how I’m reading this.

    • Natsumi
      September 1, 2015

      A random name to catch more buyers, war FAR from being fair and sustainable. It has coltan.

  2. Tremaine Underwood
    September 1, 2015

    I am I the only one who doesn’t really care about a finger print scanner? Its not like I carry around secret government info or CIA hit lists on my phone 🙂

    • balcobomber25
      September 1, 2015

      I never cared about it until I actually used one. Now I don’t think I could use a phone without one. It’s just so much more convenient to just swipe a finger and unlock my phone.

      • Natsumi
        September 1, 2015

        Anyone can unlock it.

        • balcobomber25
          September 1, 2015

          IF they have your fingerprint…..

          • Natsumi
            September 1, 2015

            If they did it for that…

            • balcobomber25
              September 2, 2015

              Did what?? I am confused what your trying to say here.

            • Natsumi
              September 2, 2015

              nevermind.

          • Tajwar
            September 1, 2015

            ….. or his finger ; ]

      • Tremaine Underwood
        September 1, 2015

        Fair enough I haven’t actually used one :-). So my view might change, but I don’t even have a lock password on my phone.

        • balcobomber25
          September 2, 2015

          For you it probably wont make a huge difference then. I have little kids around that love to pick up phones and tablets and press the touch screen. A lock is required lol. My 3 year old nephew actually guessed my 4 digit pin once just by typing random numbers. I store a lot of work related info on my phone so security is a must.

      • Yeti hand
        September 2, 2015

        I hope you’re not one of these cheating bastards that unlock his phone with his toe or something

        I’m kidding balco

  3. Dante
    September 1, 2015

    Yea the price is fair…. I guess

  4. Airyl
    September 1, 2015

    “Designed for everyone”? That’s the worst line since Samsung’s “made for humans”.

    • Yeti hand
      September 2, 2015

      don’t be too harsh… They tried

  5. Muhammad Yasir
    September 1, 2015

    good price … screen size is my type …

    BUT what about the screen … 720 p at least ?!

    looks a good phone for me

  6. Radek
    September 1, 2015

    When UMI Zero 2 (dual screen) will be available? Shouldn’t be announced today?