UMi Touch more details, shipping 20th March


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UMi say that they will be taking their range to the next level with the launch of the UMi Touch which will ship to customers on the 20th March.

The UMi Touch is UMi’s attempt at building a user defined phone, what this means is that UMi have used information gathered from fans to kit out the handset to make it as desirable as they can.

UMi say that while designing the UMi Touch the company used the golden ratio in an attempt to make it as aesthetically pleasing as possible while maintaining comfort. The result is an all metal phone that is strikingly similar to the Meizu MX5.

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A lot of detail has gone in to the metal chassis of the phone such as an 8.8mm R Criterion curved design which gives an identical edge radius to the iPhone 6S and beveled 45 degree edges where the metal frame meets the screen.

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So from a design and build point UMi are saying they have upped their game, and internally they have used hardware that customers have asked for including a 4000mAh battery, 3GB RAM, 16GB memory, and 5.5-inch display, in theory the UMi Touch should be a winner.

For those of you wanting to get your name down on the UMi Touch first then you can apply to be a ‘UMi Partner’ from today to the 17th Feb which will earn you a $70 discount. ‘VIP Flash Sales’ will take place on the 17th, while the regular old presale will start on the 18th with phone shipping on the 20th March.

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27 Comments

  1. January 22, 2016

    Really good design. I’m going for the Umi partner thingy. Hope I can get the discount when the time comes.

  2. balcobomber25
    January 22, 2016

    Looks like an MX5 with rear speakers, but it is a very good design none the less.

  3. Joseph Coutts
    January 22, 2016

    Looks interesting, is there anywhere with full specs?

  4. Dis
    January 22, 2016

    16GB is a killer, and that it is not for months

    • Muhammad Yasir
      January 23, 2016

      ROM*
      AND it wont be here for until atleast mid-late 2017 !

      • Dis
        January 23, 2016

        Why are you telling me ROM*? I never mentioned RAM. “a killer” means it kills it for me – I do not want it. 32GB is minimum.

        • Muhammad Yasir
          January 23, 2016

          i see… you used it in the wrong sense tho

          • Dis
            January 23, 2016

            I used nothing in the wrong sense…. I neither wrote RAM nor ROM in my post. You are desperately seeking problems which don’t exist. Check yourself before you wreck yourself.

            • Muhammad Yasir
              January 24, 2016

              someone’s being a salty bitch

            • Dis
              January 24, 2016

              Someone should learn to read before running their whore mouth.

            • Muhammad Yasir
              January 24, 2016

              get your head out of your ass before replying , kid !

            • Muhammad Yasir
              January 28, 2016

              fucking asshole !

            • Dis
              January 28, 2016

              Go fuck a goat you pedophile warlord supporter.

            • Muhammad Yasir
              January 28, 2016

              fuckoff .. i don’t even know there were warlords in the world anymore !

      • Depp
        January 23, 2016

        ROM = Read only Memory. Your internal memory is obvously writable aswell.

        • Muhammad Yasir
          January 24, 2016

          so ?

  5. Jack Inmanz
    January 22, 2016

    Anyone know if it will work in the US?

    • Roberto Tomás
      January 23, 2016

      in general, the modem/antenna controller of the SoC/internal board is compatible with an entire category of frequencies (like “cat 6 lte” or .. in the USA it tops out at cat 4 still), and the phone manufacturers add on antennas for their markets separately. the antenna is nothing but a cheap piece of conductive material.

      but unless they are already intending to go to market in a region, they won’t support the frequency/band sets there.

      The USA is peculiar in that virtually no other major economic block uses their freq/band combinations, and I believe there is even licensing issues that would jack the cost up if a company wanted to add it — meaning that the market is very difficult to get into. That’s why of the chinese companies basically only HTC and Huawei so far have antennas for the US market.

      —this does only effect high speed .. 4G LTE. For the regular speed stuff, you just want to check CDMA vs GSM. Some major US carriers support both, others only support one or the other. Both are widely supported, and are basically a global standard by now.

  6. greg
    January 22, 2016

    Please UMI expand your horizons and add 3G/4G bands for America

  7. Young
    January 23, 2016

    This people are totally mad. Too many phones and zero support.

    Every week, new phone. Which reliable company does that?

    • Inferno
      January 23, 2016

      What about Samsung?

  8. Muhammad Yasir
    January 23, 2016

    which CPU ?!

    • Brndlprq
      January 25, 2016

      MT6580

      • Muhammad Yasir
        January 28, 2016

        lame reply man… its impossible !

        • Roberto Tomás
          January 30, 2016

          sad but sounds about right. If they can afford to give a ~half off discount to presales, putting it around $79 after the $70 discount,, then it isn’t likely a MT67** phone.. at least not a 675* or 679*.

          It also looks like. the connector is not type C. there’s no mention of AOS. The fingerprint sensor is the weaker kind on the front. So they are offering a decent 2014/2015 phone that was late to market in 2016 for half price.

          • Muhammad Yasir
            January 30, 2016

            well … not stoked for this anymore