Launched: 6.3mm IUNI N1 full official specifications


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I bet you didn’t know that IUNI had a launch event today did you? Well they did and they have officially launched the IUNI N1 and we have all the details of that new phone for you here.

Gionee created the IUNI brand as their rival to Huawei’s Honor and Oppo’s OnePlus, and since starting in the phone market they have released a couple of impressive phones. The IUNI U2 surprised with an amazing camera and solid unibody alloy body, and the IUNI U3 amazed with 2K display, OIS and low pricing.

Today IUNI launched the IUNI N1, but rather than a flagship phone, the N1 is a mid-range model with modest specs and attention to design and affordability.

Measurements for the IUNI N1 are 145 x 70 x 6.3mm with a weight of only 129g. The phone is only available in White for now (previous IUNI phones came in a range of pastel colours) and pricing is only 1299 Yuan.

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Up front Samsung have provided a 5-inch Super AMOLED panel with pixel density of 296ppi. Driving the screen is a Mediatek MT6753 octacore chipset, 2GB RAM and 16GB storage. It’s good to see that IUNI have listened to customers and have provided room for a 128GB SD card also.

For those of you in the know the Mediatek MT6753 has the potential for “World Mode” LTE, and we have already seen Gionee made hardware launch with U.S LTE connection. Specs for the IUNI N1 don’t delve to deeply in to this though and simple state it has LTE, 3G, and GSM support. Hopefully bands will be announced soon.

The build of the phone is really the main feature of the device. IUNI have ditched a full alloy unibody, and haven’t returned to the plastic rear of the U3, and instead created a beautifully crafted alloy and glass model.

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IUNI’s marketing team tell us that the Aerospace alloy chassis goes through 188 processes before finally being finished. The images show us a power button and volume controls on the left of the phone, SIM (dual sim support) tray on the right, and a single speaker and 3.5mm headphone jack in the base.

Glass panels both front and rear are 2.5D glass. If this is sounding familiar then think back to the Vivo X5 Pro we reviewed earlier in the year, expect the IUNI looks to have a smoother transition from the glass to the alloy chassis.

With a narrow body of just 6.3mm battery size is limited to 2400mAh (thanks Lukas), however their website does say to expect 343 hours of standby time and 8.5 hours of internet access (over WIFI or LTE we don’t know).

Again, IUNI aren’t going in to great detail with the camera hardware on the IUNI N1. All that they have revealed is the rear camera is a 13 mega-pixel sensor and front an 8 mega-pixel option. All the usual features including beauty mode are all present and correct though.

Finally DTS audio promises great music playback and a new version of IUNI OS based on Android 5.1 comes as standard on the phone.

So the IUNI N1 isn’t the flagship phone we have seen in the past from the company, and at 1299 Yuan it does seem to be priced high considering their 2K, Snapdragon 800 flagship only cost 1999. That said it is a good-looking phone, and with any luck resellers will be able to keep pricing competitive.

What do you think of the IUNI N1? Is it something you would consider or are you going to wait and see their next flagship phone?

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49 Comments

  1. Evgenij Nebotov
    September 15, 2015

    damn, i’m in

  2. MaxPower
    September 15, 2015

    interesting device and i like the design(finally they abandoned the protruding camera).
    Price is also attractive (not a surprise).

    I’m afraid that the ROM is going to be a pain in the tush though.
    That’s was the plague that affected the previous models, you could barely install Google services!

    i understand that most of these phones are meant for Chinese market only, but why don’t leave the opportunity to install at least stock Android?
    you would get extra sales from the international market that you would not even expect.

    silly IUNI!

    • Maxiao
      September 16, 2015

      I’ve been using the U3 for almost a year and really like it, also really like the OS which is very simple and intuitive. But I mainly use it in China where the lack of play Store isn’t really an issue, it seems crazy not to release a more international version.
      My N1 is already ordered (should be here tomorrow). I hope it will solve my biggest problem with the U3 which is that I keep dropping it (big phone, small girly hands, alcohol) and having to replace the screen at almost the price of the N1 each time 🙂

      • MaxPower
        September 16, 2015

        lol, get a case already!

  3. justyfier
    September 15, 2015

    need more info about the battery and does it have usb type c?

  4. Lukas
    September 15, 2015

    the battery is 2400 mAh, also they say gorilla 4 on both sides

    • September 15, 2015

      Ah cool, that info didn’t load for me

      • Muhammad Yasir
        September 15, 2015

        lol …

  5. filipe vieira
    September 15, 2015

    ugly phone in my opinion i used to have a Iuni with a sexy design, this one is like UMI another same cheet, the earlier models of IUNI are much more pretty and not a huge price tag!!!

  6. Allanitomwesh
    September 15, 2015

    Pretty phone,but that’s all there is to it really. Probably targeting the OPPO R7 so meh

  7. Yury
    September 15, 2015

    Haha,
    IUNI N1 it is rebranded Gionee S5.1 Pro, but much cheaper )))

  8. Evgenij Nebotov
    September 15, 2015

    damn, i’m in

  9. MaxPower
    September 15, 2015

    interesting device and i like the design(finally they abandoned the protruding camera).
    Price is also attractive (not a surprise).

    I’m afraid that the ROM is going to be a pain in the tush though.
    That’s was the plague that affected the previous models, you could barely install Google services!

    i understand that most of these phones are meant for Chinese market only, but why don’t leave the opportunity to install at least stock Android?
    you would get extra sales from the international market that you would not even expect.

    silly IUNI!

    • Guest
      September 16, 2015

      I’ve been using the U3 for almost a year and really like it, also really like the OS which is very simple and intuitive. But I mainly use it in China where the lack of play Store isn’t really an issue, it seems crazy not to release a more international version.
      My N1 is already ordered (should be here tomorrow). I hope it will solve my biggest problem with the U3 which is that I keep dropping it (big phone, small girly hands, alcohol) and having to replace the screen at almost the price of the N1 each time 🙂

    • MaxPower
      September 16, 2015

      lol, get a case already!

    • MaxPower
      September 16, 2015

      lol, get a case already!

  10. justyfier
    September 15, 2015

    need more info about the battery and does it have usb type c?

  11. Lukas
    September 15, 2015

    the battery is 2400 mAh, also gorilla glass 4 on both sides of phone

    • Andi Sykes
      September 15, 2015

      Ah cool, that info didn’t load for me

    • Guest
      September 15, 2015

      lol …

  12. Guest
    September 15, 2015

    ugly phone in my opinion i used to have a Iuni with a sexy design, this one is like UMI another same cheet, the earlier models of IUNI are much more pretty and not a huge price tag!!!

  13. Owsley_66
    September 15, 2015

    Guess I’m not in the know. Which Gionee supports 4G in the U.S.?

    Thanks

    • njren
      September 16, 2015

      Probably referring to Blu, which rebrands some Gionee phones in the US.

  14. Lars
    September 15, 2015

    Hmm the IUNI U3 has the same height yet houses a 5.5″ panel. Shame they can’t keep the same screen to body ratio for the N1. Then again with these specs combined with that price tag you’re better off buying the U3. Just a shame the U3 doesn’t support B20.

    PS: U3 uses the SD801, not the 800.

    • Flaat
      September 15, 2015

      U3 is a dream of a phone in design, one of the best there is. To bad the Rom and international support is abysmal.

      Wtb more 76%+ screen/body ratio phones in the 4.6 to 5.5 inch category

  15. Allanitomwesh
    September 15, 2015

    Pretty phone,but that’s all there is to it really. Probably targeting the OPPO R7 so meh

  16. Yury
    September 15, 2015

    Haha,
    IUNI N1 it is rebranded Gionee S5.1 Pro, but much cheaper )))

  17. Dante
    September 15, 2015

    Always liked iuni phones – Shame they didnt release the U4

  18. Owsley_66
    September 15, 2015

    Guess I’m not in the know. Which Gionee supports 4G in the U.S.?

    Thanks

    • Guest
      September 16, 2015

      Probably referring to Blu, which rebrands some Gionee phones in the US.

  19. Masermind
    September 15, 2015

    I am using IUNI U3 for 1 year now. The HW is great burlt really a shitty SW support. I am waiting for IUNI OS based on lollipop, hopefully it should be released with this new phone.

    • john
      September 16, 2015

      I am literally begging Cyanogen devs to make a IUNI U3 version of the rom.

  20. Lars
    September 15, 2015

    Hmm the IUNI U3 has the same height yet houses a 5.5″ panel. Shame they can’t keep the same screen to body ratio for the N1. Then again with these specs combined with that price tag you’re better off buying the U3. Just a shame the U3 doesn’t support B20.

    PS: U3 uses the SD801, not the 800.

    • Flaat
      September 15, 2015

      U3 is a dream of a phone in design, one of the best there is. To bad the Rom and international support is abysmal.

      Wtb more 76%+ screen/body ratio phones in the 4.6 to 5.5 inch category

  21. Dante
    September 15, 2015

    Always liked iuni phones – Shame they didnt release the U4

  22. Guest
    September 15, 2015

    I am using IUNI U3 for 1 year now. The HW is great burlt really a shitty SW support. I am waiting for IUNI OS based on lollipop, hopefully it should be released with this new phone.

    • john
      September 16, 2015

      I am literally begging Cyanogen devs to make a IUNI U3 version of the rom.

  23. njren
    September 16, 2015

    FDD bands 3 and 7 according to JD. Hardly “world mode” but I guess that’s enough for some users outside China.

  24. Guest
    September 16, 2015

    FDD bands 3 and 7 according to JD. Hardly “world mode” but I guess that’s enough for some users outside China.

  25. Maxiao
    September 18, 2015

    I got my N1 today, first impressions are good. I had the IUNI U3 previously and this one is smaller and lighter which I prefer. Build quality is really impressive, screen is bright and clear, both cameras seem fine. I mentioned before that I’m a fan of the IUNI OS and its never really been an issue that I cant get Play Store (used to it in China). Front camera is a big improvement on the U3 and the speaker is louder too. Seems quick too although I rarely do anything very CPU intensive.

    • Maxiao
      September 20, 2015

      After a couple more days using it, I have a few more thoughts:
      -Looks and build quality are exceptional, lots of comments from people.
      -Audio is really impressive
      -The buttons on the front are not back lit which I really dislike
      -The OS is still a little bit glitchy, no major crashes but a few display problems, mainly text missing or overlapping.

  26. Guest
    September 18, 2015

    I got my N1 today, first impressions are good. I had the IUNI U3 previously and this one is smaller and lighter which I prefer. Build quality is really impressive, screen is bright and clear, both cameras seem fine. I mentioned before that I’m a fan of the IUNI OS and its never really been an issue that I cant get Play Store (used to it in China). Front camera is a big improvement on the U3 and the speaker is louder too. Seems quick too although I rarely do anything very CPU intensive.

    • Guest
      September 21, 2015

      After a couple more days using it, I have a few more thoughts:
      -Looks and build quality are exceptional, lots of comments from people.
      -Audio is really impressive
      -The buttons on the front are not back lit which I really dislike
      -The OS is still a little bit glitchy, no major crashes but a few display problems, mainly text missing or overlapping.

  27. gene
    September 19, 2015

    Hello it looks like a nice slim phone, where can i buy one ?,, it will be in sale in europe?

  28. Guest
    September 19, 2015

    Hello it looks like a nice slim phone, where can i buy one ?,, it will be in sale in europe?

  29. Marc
    September 27, 2015

    Hey Andi, I am with Gene, when is the N1 being offered outside of China with a Google Play friendly OS (Preferably Cyanogen) and where can we buy it???

  30. Marc
    September 27, 2015

    Hey Andi, I am with Gene, when is the N1 being offered outside of China with a Google Play friendly OS (Preferably Cyanogen) and where can we buy it???

  31. jose lopez huertado
    November 19, 2015

    hola lo único que me echaría par atrás en comprarle seria la batería de 2400mha yo por ejemplo soy un usuario intensivo estoy mucho con el movíl solo uso el movil para ver youtube páginas de internet y redes sociales solo esas tres cosas pero intensivamente cúantas horas de pantalla dura este iuni n1 solo usando WiFi ? 
    esperó comentarios de personas que hallan probado la batería del iuni n1. gracias

  32. jose lopez huertado
    November 19, 2015

    hola lo único que me echaría par atrás en comprarle seria la batería de 2400mha yo por ejemplo soy un usuario intensivo estoy mucho con el movíl solo uso el movil para ver youtube páginas de internet y redes sociales solo esas tres cosas pero intensivamente cúantas horas de pantalla dura este iuni n1 solo usando WiFi ? 
    esperó comentarios de personas que hallan probado la batería del iuni n1. gracias