The UMi Rome has the makings of a really disruptive phone, with hardware punching well above its compeition and a low price. Here the first real photos of both the gold and black versions of the UMi Rome.
While we haven’t had time with the UMi Rome ourselves, we have managed to get these real photos showing what both the gold and a new black version of the UMi Rome will look like in the flesh.
UMi Rome Photos
The UMi Rome, for those of you who haven’t heard about the phone, is a budget device which was offered on pre-sale earlier this month at only $89. A low price for any phone, but especially impressive since the UMi Rome promises a 5.5-inch AMOLED 2.5D display, 3GB RAM, octacore MT6753 chipset and Type C USB.
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UMi are saying that 100,000 UMi Rome phones have been pre-ordered at the low intro price, and now pricing will rise to $109.99, still a bargain if the hardware lives up to the hype.
Photos released to us today show the gold UMi Rome alongside a black version, which gives us a better look at the 100 process CNC alloy chassis. The frame actually looks similar to the UMi Hammer S with a nice curve to the rear, holes drilled in the base for dual speakers and a taper before meeting the rear panel. The chassis measures in a 7.9mm leaving enough room for a 2500mAh battery.
Do you plan on buying the UMi Rome? Do you think this budget phone could really disrupt the smartphone market?