UMi Zero 2, 10 core, dual camera and high price


umi zero 2

It has been a while since UMi Zero 2 details had been made available, and we can see from the latest that some changes to the phone have been made.

UMi started their promotion of the UMi Zero 2 a few months back revealing (at the time) that the phone would be a dual screen phone, but later confusing followers that the phone would also have a leather covered back.

We’re unsure if those initial details have now been thrown out the window, but today’s revelation doesn’t mention either detail on the flagship phone.

UMi Zero 2 Specifications

So while a dual screen and leather rear aren’t mentioned what is mentioned are the following UMi Zero 2 specifications.

First up, UMi claim the display on the UMi Zero 2 will be a 5.2-inch Super AMOLED panel. This is great news as its a good compact size and AMOLED panels offer natural dark colours. At just 5.2-inch a 1080 FHD display would be enough, but UMi say that they will opt for a 2K panel. 2K at this size seems overkill to us, but it is surely going to attract customers who want the highest specs for their money.

UMi have also confirmed that a 10 core processor will be used in the phone. The exact model hasn’t been revealed but we can hazard a guess that they hope to use the Mediatek Helio X20. The phone is also going to get 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage too.

Last but not least is the use of a dual camera design. The two rear cameras on the UMi Zero 2 will work together to record depth in photos and could also be used to collect more light during low-light conditions (although this last detail is just a feature we have seen other phone makers use).

UMi have only shown one image of the new UMi Zero 2 design. The phone has a slim metal chassis, SIM tray and physical home button below the display. The side profiles show the screen sits on top of the chassis with 2.5D curve in a design similar to the Vivo X5 Pro (the front is unmistakably Meizu).

As for pricing, well with dual camera tech, and a 2K display UMi are being realistic and tell fans to expect a price of around $299. What do you think of this phone?

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34 Comments

  1. Muhammad Yasir
    December 24, 2015

    too expensive …. for me

  2. Milo
    December 24, 2015

    Hi Andi, hope you are well. Between Redmi Note 3 and Xiaomi MI4C, which one is the best for you? Thanks.

  3. Hellvetta
    December 24, 2015

    UMI, physical button still not round enough.

  4. Steve B
    December 24, 2015

    Umi seem to be jumping on whatever the current bandwagon is to retain interest. sounds like they’ve had several phones they could have applied the moniker to, so Zero2 is a meaningless label. A fix and update of first phone should have been sufficient 6 months ago. And what happened to the white version?

  5. Andrew P
    December 24, 2015

    Another phone with clone-like design. I expected more from UMi.

  6. Guaire
    December 24, 2015

    Hey Umi, 6 months is way too long for teasing period.

  7. Joel Adames
    December 24, 2015

    I’m really starting to like odd designs like the Doogee Titan 3 or the crazy oukitel K10000.
    ImHo i believe if you make something interesting even if it is not the most beautiful design, worse case scenario you get split opinions but someone said there is no such thing as bad advertising, so…
    anyways i don’t see the UMI ZERO here in that phone…
    i mean i think zopoo is the last one after oddball Doogee to get a chance on fixing all this copies/clones of the iphone that will copy design but wont copy performance.

    I say make a great phone with great performance great Spec’s and great software optimization and put it in the ugliest design and it will anyways find its way to peoples pocket.

    I would bet, but i don’t, that if that K10000 had the MTK-X20 and its battery and the Elife E8 other spec’s even at USD $400.oo it would sell like hot cakes!!!! (talkingaboutsoftwareoptimizationgreatspec’sandhugebattery)

  8. justyfier
    December 24, 2015

    lets hope they put in a decent battery minimum of 4000mah

  9. Guest
    December 24, 2015

    too expensive …. for me

  10. December 24, 2015

    UMi has overstayed their teasing period.

  11. Guest
    December 24, 2015

    Hi Andi, hope you are well. Between Redmi Note 3 and Xiaomi MI4C, which one is the best for you? Thanks.

  12. Hellvetta
    December 24, 2015

    UMI, physical button still not round enough.

  13. Steve B
    December 24, 2015

    Umi seem to be jumping on whatever the current bandwagon is to retain interest. sounds like they’ve had several phones they could have applied the moniker to, so Zero2 is a meaningless label. A fix and update of first phone should have been sufficient 6 months ago. And what happened to the white version?

  14. Andrew P
    December 24, 2015

    Another phone with clone-like design. I expected more from UMi.

  15. Chico Migraña
    December 24, 2015

    Zero 2? I like Zero design, there’s nothing like this here, just another Umi phone. Good specs .

  16. Guaire
    December 24, 2015

    Hey Umi, 6 months is way too long for teasing period.

  17. Joel Adames
    December 24, 2015

    I’m really starting to like odd designs like the Doogee Titan 3 or the crazy oukitel K10000.
    ImHo i believe if you make something interesting even if it is not the most beautiful design, worse case scenario you get split opinions but someone said there is no such thing as bad advertising, so…
    anyways i don’t see the UMI ZERO here in that phone…
    i mean i think zopoo is the last one after oddball Doogee to get a chance on fixing all this copies/clones of the iphone that will copy design but wont copy performance.

    I say make a great phone with great performance great Spec’s and great software optimization and put it in the ugliest design and it will anyways find its way to peoples pocket.

    I would bet, but i don’t, that if that K10000 had the MTK-X20 and its battery and the Elife E8 other spec’s even at USD $400.oo it would sell like hot cakes!!!! (talkingaboutsoftwareoptimizationgreatspec’sandhugebattery)

  18. justyfier
    December 24, 2015

    lets hope they put in a decent battery minimum of 4000mah

  19. MRU
    December 24, 2015

    I really liked the dual displays; at least in the teasers it had some useful features. The later leather teaser looked tempting. This (final? ) version is just boring, there is nothing special. And for that, it is too expensive.

  20. alan4195
    December 24, 2015

    It’ll be interesting if they opt for a FHD display and at least one quality rear camera sensor. QHD would kill it for me personally.

  21. 10basetom
    December 24, 2015

    UMi has overstayed their teasing period.

  22. realjjj
    December 24, 2015

    Too bad for the tragic design, the prices would get better as the segment becomes more competitive. It’s odd that they can make something like the Iron and at the same time consider this device a sane choice.

  23. Ricardo A.
    December 24, 2015

    Zero 2? I like Zero design, there’s nothing like this here, just another Umi phone. Good specs .

  24. MRU
    December 24, 2015

    I really liked the dual displays; at least in the teasers it had some useful features. The later leather teaser looked tempting. This (final? ) version is just boring, there is nothing special. And for that, it is too expensive.

  25. AJ_74
    December 24, 2015

    It’ll be interesting if they opt for a FHD display and at least one quality rear camera sensor. QHD would kill it for me personally.

  26. realjjj
    December 24, 2015

    Too bad for the tragic design, the prices would get better as the segment becomes more competitive. It’s odd that they can make something like the Iron and at the same time consider this device a sane choice.

  27. quodvadis
    December 25, 2015

    QHD screen? Not even going to consider buying this then.

    • Wolverine
      December 26, 2015

      I was wondering, where you got read about QHD screen in this review ?

      This model using 2k Screen , it is way above FHD.

      Only the consideration is pricing, Umi need to set their pricing a bit agresive (AKA cheaper) to compete with other good brand like xiaomi, Meizu, etc.

      As for Huawei, Oppo, Zoppo, Vivo, GIonee, etc they no need to worry coz those particular big china brands prices are way too expensive for mainstream buyers.

      • Max
        December 26, 2015

        you both are wrong. @quodvadis:disqus it is not QHD as in Quad HD as in 4 times 720p but 2k, which is a different resolution.
        and @Wolverine he didn’t mean “qHD”, which is 960×540, but “QHD”, which is as said before 4 times HD and thus 2560×1440.
        now most people will say 2k is QHD, but it is not. 2k means 2000 and the exact resolution for 2k is 2048×1080 thus it is part of QHD, but QHD is not part of 2k. and both are not the same. as is QHD and qHD. or even Quad HD (uppercaseQHD) and 4k.

        sorry to be a pain in the ass, but i have the feeling that most people confuse those, while i think it is not too hard to look them up and get them right. 😀

      • quodvadis
        December 26, 2015

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graphics_display_resolution#WQHD_.282560×1440.29

        So? I’d rather have FHD since it’ll be better for performance and battery life, and I can’t nor need tell the difference anyway.

  28. quodvadis
    December 25, 2015

    QHD screen? Not even going to consider buying this then.

    • Guest
      December 26, 2015

      I was wondering, where you got read about QHD screen in this review ?

      This model using 2k Screen , it is way above FHD.

      Only the consideration is pricing, Umi need to set their pricing a bit agresive (AKA cheaper) to compete with other good brand like xiaomi, Meizu, etc.

      As for Huawei, Oppo, Zoppo, Vivo, GIonee, etc they no need to worry coz those particular big china brands prices are way too expensive for mainstream buyers.

    • Max
      December 26, 2015

      you both are wrong. @quodvadis:disqus it is not QHD as in Quad HD as in 4 times 720p but 2k, which is a different resolution.
      and @Wolverine he didn’t mean “qHD”, which is 960×540, but “QHD”, which is as said before 4 times HD and thus 2560×1440.
      now most people will say 2k is QHD, but it is not. 2k means 2000 and the exact resolution for 2k is 2048×1080 thus it is part of QHD, but QHD is not part of 2k. and both are not the same. as is QHD and qHD. or even Quad HD (uppercaseQHD) and 4k.

      sorry to be a pain in the ass, but i have the feeling that most people confuse those, while i think it is not too hard to look them up and get them right. 😀

    • quodvadis
      December 27, 2015

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graphics_display_resolution#WQHD_.282560×1440.29

      So? I’d rather have FHD since it’ll be better for performance and battery life, and I can’t nor need tell the difference anyway.