UMi want you to define the upcoming UMi Apollo


There have been a few companies in the past that have attempted to make a ‘fan-defined’ phone. OnePlus comes to mind also; the company asked its ‘fans’ what they wanted to see on the OnePlus One back in early 2014.

The trend seems to have caught up with Chinese manufacturer UMi, who’re now attempting to have a fan-phone of their own. They’re calling it the UMi Apollo.

According to UMi, the Apollo will be ‘the world’s first user-defined smartphone’, and will be made as per their fans’ recommendations.

Assuming you’re a fan and want to play a part in deciding the Apollo’s spec sheet, you’ll have to create an account on the company’s forums and let them know what you want to see on the phone.

Besides that, UMi is also accepting donations of $1 for the phone. UMi promise to give ‘backers’ (i.e., people who donate) a discount (amount unspecified) when the phone goes on sale eventually.

The project starts January 2016.

More and more Chinese companies are taking to non-conventional ways of marketing, and this seems to be UMi’s take on that. Nonetheless, this is something that could bear fruit — both for UMi and for its buyers — but that will require some meticulous planning and execution.

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10 Comments

  1. MattD
    December 21, 2015

    Ah! The other day i suggested something like that aaand… Here it goes! 😀

  2. Muhammad Yasir
    December 21, 2015

    yeah … looks good but THATS about it :/
    Umi is a mixed bag , can’t trust them too much in light of a long line of screw ups but cant loathe them indefinitely as they are trying somewhat hard to mend their ways.
    time will tell how this turns out …

  3. Young
    December 21, 2015

    Every month, new phone. What rubbish.

    UMI Support is 2/10

  4. greg
    December 21, 2015

    In order to get a wider succes UMI needs to include 3G and 4G bands for America and have a strong support and constant updates in the software department

  5. Dante
    December 21, 2015

    yeah i dislike umi phones , awaiting fake comments …

  6. Galindo
    December 21, 2015

    Umi !are you Kidding? All users can not call the shots, it’s just a gimmick,Only need to look at Umi Rome,A phone full of lies.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPpOO1S5yNM

  7. Galindo
    December 21, 2015
  8. December 22, 2015

    I cannot design their new phone for them, but I can help design the marketing slogan: “Shenzhen, We Have a Problem.”

  9. Chickens
    December 23, 2015

    Still no Lolipopo for eMax.

  10. Waqas Hassan
    February 4, 2016

    How are You all

    UMi Apollo or (AllRounder)
    Security:
    A) FrontSide Eyeprint ID
    B) BackSide Fingerprint ID
    C) Face & Smile Detect
    D) Voice Detect
    E) Pick up the phone mode Security:
    1 Gently hold the phone
    2 Hold the phone to negligence
    3 Phone moderation catch
    4 Firmly hold the phone
    5 Guest mode:
    Guest mode in all modes.

    Lock Protection:
    Usually when a phone is stolen, the thief can remove the phone’s battery gives out the same time. But it should be, not like other phones. It should be some difference from others.

    This is a way to protect:
    Without the secret code Thief could not open the back cover of the phone & can’t remove Battery
    The safety of the phone starts ringing
    Phone messages automatically sent
    to 5 Persons
    “This phone is stolen, call the police”
    Automatically GPS On
    Theft shock.

    AppsLock:
    Plus Hider internal + SD Card both

    Flat design front & Back
    2.5D Curved or it’s own you
    Corning Gorilla Glass 4 or 5
    Dimensions: 76.5 x 152.3 x 5.0
    PPI 600 to 800 density
    Display: 5.5 in, 5K

    Network: 2G 850/900/1800/1900Mhz
    Network: 3G
    850/900/1800/1900/2100Mhz
    Network: 4G
    800/850/900/1800/1900/2100Mhz
    2300/25502600 etc….
    Network: 5G

    CPU:3.3 OctaCore cortex A72 + 2.7 OctaCore A53 Hellio X20 or(Nvidia Tegra5) , Cores: 16

    Adreno: 1010
    Intel graphice12
    snapdragon 915

    RAM: 6GB/8GB 2500mhz or
    more UPGRADE (8 TO 10 GB)
    Storage: 256GB
    Memory Card: 5TB Supported
    Online:50GB Free Storage
    Memory cards: microSD, microSDHC,
    microSDXC etc…

    Battery: 7000mAh, Li-Polymer
    (3000 Removable + 4000 Non-Removable)
    Quad Channel X4 (4 in 1) or
    Three Channel X3(3 in 1)
    Quick charge Technology
    Full Charged in 2 Hours
    Wireless charging
    Dock Station

    Dual OS:
    Windows 10 & Next upgrade
    Android 6 & Next upgrade
    RootJoy
    OTA

    Surprised:
    The phone’s HDMI cable plugin your smart TV or Old TV
    feel operating computer
    Can attached Keyboard & Mouse
    DVD Player
    Scanner & Printer
    JoyStict or JoyPad
    Camera etc…

    Camera:
    Primary 40 mp
    5k recording
    50face beauty
    f 5.0 Wide Aperture
    Dual Flash Back
    Front 20 mp
    5k Recording
    f 3.0 Wide Aperture,
    Screen captured
    Projector

    SIM card:
    Nano-SIM, Nano-SIM
    Both of all network
    (2G 3G 4G 5G),
    2G: GSM, GPRS 500kbps
    EDGE 768kbp
    3G: UMT, CDMA, WCDMA,
    EDVO TD-SDMA
    100Mbps DLink50Mbps UPLink
    4G: LTE FDD
    512MbpsULink 128MbpsDLink
    5G: 1to 10Gb

    Wi-Fi: a, b, g, n, 2.4/5GHz Dual band, Wi-Fi Hotspot Fastest data Transfer
    Walkie Talkie
    Miracast
    WiDi

    Bluetooth: 5.0
    USB: 3.1 or Above
    USB Type-C
    HotKnot
    TV (mhl)
    HDMI
    NFC
    OTG

    FM:
    can play without earphones
    Home+Remote
    RDS etc…

    Positioning:
    GPS, A-GPS,
    Golanes
    EPO

    Speaker:
    Advanced HiFi Sound
    2 woofer near USB type c port &
    1 near front Camera

    Mic: 3
    1 mic Near Front Camera
    2 mic near Home Button
    3 mic

    Gesture:
    Air Gesture
    Voice Gesture
    Manual Gesture
    Minimum 9 to 15 Gesture Mode
    Example:
    Double touch for awake
    Draw “b’ open browser
    Draw “O” open Office