Hello X10, 4GB RAM and a price tag of just $199! Is this another competivily priced flagship from OnePlus? No, its another headline grabber from UMi.
UMi are once again after the headlines with news that they are working on a new flagship device that will pack the popular Mediatek Helio X10 chipset, and 4GB RAM with a price tag of only $199! This comes just after the company claimed to have received 100,000 pre-orders for the UMi Rome, a phone with 3GB RAM and AMOLED panel at only $89 (during the pre-sale event).
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The details of the new UMi flagship also came with a teaser photo, showing a gold bodied phone sitting in a Christmas Tree. The phones body seems to be a unibody design and we can see a 3.5mm headphone jack and (perhaps) IR remote in the top.
With 4GB RAM and a Helio X10 the phone is going to go up against devices like the Meizu MX5, Meizu Metal, Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, and the LeTV Le1s. We assume that we can also expect to see a fingerprint scanner on the flagship like the UMi Iron Pro.
We wait to see if the $199 price tag is the final retail price of a pre-sale offer, when the phone is officially unveiled.
Have to concede that UMi have been up to some interesting stuff lately. The kind of stuff that pushes the market ahead.
and i HIGHLY appreciate that !
GizChina IS the source.
it doesnt exist …
so the source is … bubkes :p ?
Gizchina actually have some sources at umi (i remember their interview with the ceo), so expect to read news here ahead of everywhere else about umi’s things! 🙂
hence that brag by Yash :p
Yep, especially if this umi zero 2 will actually have a version with e-ink screen like sources told months ago…
I call …. FUCKING BULLSHIT on this one !
the $199 is prolly a flash sale price for ‘limited’ pieces only …
and those sons of bitches , namely resellers ,
will hike the price to ATLEAST $300 , citing the impressive hardware as chief reason and excuse for their shitty antics !
don’t mean to be a negative nancy , but im just hitting you guys with the hard truth , so it doesnt hit like a truck later on !
please stop cursing!!!
Mohammed is a very angry boy at times….
NOT angry … just being a bit proclaiming
I now dub him… Angry Muhammad Yasir!
whats it to you -_-
just giving out hard truth 😀
It probably will be a flash sale, but thats not exactly BS. If some consumers are able to buy the phone for that price than they aren’t lying about it. I could see resellers selling this for around $249 which is still an incredible deal for a phone with this kit.
but not for me :'(
I always feel like these flash sale things are fixed anyway… Its just another crap type of dodgy marketing
I used to think that until I actually won one.
The details are a little lack at the moment but what is said is good indicators. It now comes down to the quality of the screen and camera specs.
199 with random taxes and shipping becomes magically 280€ 🙂
*280 with every normal shop’s shipping… With gizchina’s shipping, it will be 400+ €! 😀
I hope not 😀
Let’s just say they don’t sell sub-100$ phones because you’d double the price with shipping! xD
ah ma sei italiano anche tu!!!
Esatto! 🙂 mi ricordo di te (e della tua foto profilo lol), mi sembra sul gizchina it giusto?
ehehehehe si esatto!
La tua immagine è difficile da scordare in effetti: mi ricorda quando a 4 anni vidi It e non dormii per qualche mese, oltre all’ovvia fobia per i clown… Bei tempi! :’)
Comunque stiamo iniziando a fare una community italiana qua dentro… Del resto io mi sto iniziando a stancare di gizchina it: in home c’è 1 articolo loro e 10 di gizblog… Sta diventando una cosa un po’ ridicola :-/
eheheheheh mitico IT.
quella roba gizblog invece proprio non mi piace, comunque lieto di aver trovato un altro appassionato di telef “cinesi”
senza contare che il fatto che li i commenti devono essere approvati.
Gran rottura di ….
By the way, I’d like to buy it at 199 but 199 with SHIPPING and TAXES 🙂
See it like that: the ones willing to trust the company, will have a lower price but possibly every issue in the device too… The ones waiting for reviews will pay an higher price, but they’ll know what they’re buying and, if it’s not worth it, they can always buy something else… 😀
thats a nice twist
there is no fucking need to fucking be fucking rude fucking other fucking companies fucking their fucking lying fucking customers
ok you ironic rascal :p
If they manage to add 3G and or LTE bands for the US I´ll get one
I just bought the hammer S and I’m able to.get.4g lte in the United States. So with that being said I hope with this new phone from Umi.coming out they provide the same band frequencies.
Umi zero 2 confirmed!
Ages ago they announced many teasers about this, but so far there were only a few… At least we know it’s real (plus teasers say 20mpx camera and option for a leather back… Can’t remember anything else so far)
Shame about the CPU…could have been a hot sell with the Helio x20 and with all that ram.
Searh “umi zero 2” here on gizchina: they already tell why they won’t use x20!
Shame?!?! The Helio X10 is still quite respectable and if the software its running on is well optimised there would be no massive discernible difference between it and the X20 in real world usage (forget benchmarks, they mean nothing)
Anyone knows if Asus discontinued the Zenfone 2? right now it’s hard to find on reseller websites and the few that still have it the price is way too high.
Look on etotalk. Its like 229 for 4gb ram and 32 gb space.
He may mean the Zenfone 3.
:I lets go buy the Elephone p10000 then , there is no zenfone 3 yet
if rootjoy works on this phone and i can actually get it for this price, i’ll give it a try
Just another Umi Photo Phone! umi with elephone as its a super low price, and then sell high outrageous price, deceive all consumers, manufacturers in China, and only ulefone and Zopo brand is honest, I would not buy any UMI phone, they just propaganda a point, others are junk materials, do not be deceived.
no offense but i cant see a difference from a ulefone bot/employee and you in the last time “Ulefone dis , Ulefone zhat , Ulefone zhe bast”
Those who bought Umi Iron and Umi Iron Pro who regret it dead, and umi emax, they should continue to wait umi Max Max, perhaps until 2020, they will be able to buy this $ 199 price Helio X10 4GB RAM the umi phone.
I owned the Umi Emax for many months, it was an absolutely fantastic phone.
So far, UMI has made only one phone, that is UMI Zero. Afterwards, what they do havs always been creating rubbish in the name of Iron, eMax, Rome (the crap of craps), and more to come. Umi, can you just make good phones? People will not mind spend 20 more bucks. You just don’t understand.
what you think about hammer
My old question. if could provide good quality, using experience and after sale services? be sober to any low price + entry level spec smartphones. no perfect products exist with low price, we should pay more attention to what these kinds of “impressive hardware” phones lack of
is this the Zero 2 , Let the hype train begin and let it crash like the first one , Fck you umi , fk you
UMI too late!!!!!
I was about to pull the trigger and buy this : http://cur.lv/s8ue1
or maybe wait for the Mi5
please we need good camera!