You can now pre-order the UMi Touch

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What UMi call their first ‘user-defined’ phone, the UMi Touch, is now on pre-order.

The phone is among the better looking UMis we’ve come across. However, UMi have been a little dodgy with their software in the past… which is why the company is offering early adopters a little benefit.

If you pre-order the Touch, you’ll get it for $149.99 which is $30 below the retail price of $179.99.

The Touch is seen as a Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 rival, with its all-metal body, fingerprint sensor and large battery. Let’s take a look at the full specifications of the phone.

Model UMi Touch
SIM Card Hybrid SIM
Color Gray
Capacity RAM: 3GB

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Chipset CPU: MediaTek MT6753 octa-core
System Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Screen Display size: 5.5-inches

Resolution: 1920 x 1080 pixels

Cameras Rear:  13 mega-pixel Sony IMX328

Front:  5 mega-pixel

Battery capacity Non-removable 4000mAh

The phone can be pre-ordered from any of the UMi-authorized e-stores, a list of which can be accessed here.

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  1. Owsley_66
    February 18, 2016

    “Hybrid Sim” means what? Thanks

    • Xalis
      February 18, 2016

      SIM or Micro SD, not both.

  2. jsbestava
    February 18, 2016
    • Adam Irvine
      February 18, 2016

      No it won’t anymore because the cost of the phone at its presale price is below the min value for the coupon now lol

  3. February 18, 2016

    This is not exactly a Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 rival. There is a huge difference between the Helio X10 and the MT6753 plus 32GB ROM and 16GB ROM arent exactly equal, are they?

    • Adam Irvine
      February 18, 2016

      Nope you’re right there, but there’s also a substantial difference in price too!

      Although yes, going back on it, it shouldn’t be directly compared to a Redmi Note 3…

      • balcobomber25
        February 19, 2016

        Substantial difference in price? Resellers have the Note 3 for as little as $160.

        • Adam Irvine
          February 19, 2016

          Not the one i’d want 😉 lol

  4. Nilzie
    February 18, 2016

    This camera sensor is used for cctv cameras BTW. Will be interesting to see a review of it

    • Assefa Hanson
      February 18, 2016

      i’m actually interested to see how the camera works as well

    • Semi
      February 18, 2016

      this thing of the cctv camera is an hoax floating around since the phone has been announced, that one is 238, not 328. 328 is a 13mpx not on sony catalogue, I know for sure it has been an exclusive sensor for huawei until a few months ago, now maybe it’s starting to be disclosed to other producers, if properly implemented we should see something good from the sensor, which is superior to imx214.

    • balcobomber25
      February 19, 2016
      • Nilzie
        February 19, 2016

        But if I google for imx 328 there are meny different cctv camera models which use this sensor. Either all those manufacturers are wrong or umi is wrong. Judging by the track record of umi, you can guess who’s right

  5. Wolvie
    February 18, 2016

    Are you sure this Umi Touch is a direct competitor with Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 ?

    Since when Mediatek MT6753 = Mediatek X10 ?

    Even pricing also same with Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 16GB version.
    So i don’t see any benefit to choose Umi Touch compare to Xiaomi Redmi Note 3.

    Maybe someone can enlighten me ?

    • Young
      February 19, 2016

      Umi touch can never be a substitute to Xiaomi Redmi note 3.

      Believe UMI and believe anything.

    • Tajwar
      February 19, 2016

      It’s more like mt6753<mt6795

  6. Young
    February 19, 2016

    Comparing this thing with Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is Laughable.

    How could you compare Elephant and goat.

    UMI always have a terrible camera right from day one with buggy ROM like their brother Elephone.

    • Adam Irvine
      February 19, 2016

      Umi Zero camera wasn’t exactly terrible…

      • Semi
        February 19, 2016

        Also Rome and Rome X for their pricetag have pretty decent cameras, compared to elephone and ulefone I found them a step forward.

  7. tauerman
    February 19, 2016

    Can you finally unlock the redmi note 3 bootloader? People didn’t receive their code.

  8. Mohammad Ot
    February 21, 2016


    umi zero screen stopped working, battery life sucks, keys don’t work

    sent back to fix as it still in warranty

    62 days passed since they received the phone and nothing !

    just wait

    after 66 days you told me that i have to pay 80$ for the fix !

    i didn’t drop the phone and didn’t do anything wrong

    it just stopped working, defective parts

    this should be covered by the warranty !