So we are approaching the end of the first week of 2016 and we’re already getting word of ‘user defined’ smartphone from UMi.
UMi have been holding a questionnaire over on their website called ‘Project Apollo’. The project is UMi’s attempt at creating the world’s first ‘user defined’ Android smartphone.
It’s a simple idea, you simply answer which specifications you would like to see on UMi’s next smartphone and the company will attempt to build the ‘ideal’ phone based on the communities views.
It’s a great idea in theory, so what has the Apollo Project created?
UMi Touch: user defined and crowd funded smartphone
According to UMi their findings showed that customers want the following in their upcoming phone;
- MT6753 chipset
- 3GB RAM
- 16GB memory
- 5.5-inch FHD Sharp display
- 13 mega-pixel Sony IMX238
- Fingerprint scanner on the front
- 3800-4000mAh battery
- Full metal unibody
- Dual WIFI
- $99.99 price
I’m not sure who these people were who want the Mediatek MT6753 chipset, but I suppose for $99.99 the hardware looks ok.
So will you be able to simply order the UMi Touch from an online store? It seems not, and instead some sort of crowd funding will be help to finance the device.
What do you think of UMi’s first crowd funded phone? Would you change any of the specifications? and what do you think of the crowd funding approach?