Bezel-less Ulefone Future listed at $269.99


ulefone future presale

First seen at MWC in Spain, the borderless Ulefone future is now listed on sale for $269.99. What do you think of this pricing for the specs.

We got our hands on with the Ulefone Future at MWC this year to see what the borderless phone would be like once launched. The prototypes deviated from the final specs a little, but they did show us the all metal body and borderless screen design Ulefone had promised, but the design generated a lot of ‘love’ ‘hate’comments.

ulefone future presale

Since MWC Ulefone have been working to get the build quality up to scratch and get the phone to a state of mass production meaning resellers sites have started to list the phone for sale.

Originally we were under the impression the Future would cost around $300, but the final price is actually $269.99, still a lot of a Ulefone, but affordable for a borderless screen phone.

ulefone future presale

Specs for the final version include 4GB RAM, 32GB internal memory, a 1.95Ghz Mediatek MT6755 chipset, Android 6.0, 3000mAh battery, 5.5-inch FHD display, 16 mega-pixel rear camera and 5 mega-pixel front. The unibody phone will also feature a dual SIM slot that can also accept a Micro SD card.

ulefone future presale

Like all flagship phones these days, a fingerprint scanner is also included, but in a side mounted location. Final touches are a Type C USB, and 1 hour fast charging. Full details over on the Ulefone website here.

What do you think of the latest from Ulefone? Worth the money?

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62 Comments

  1. VMortens
    April 19, 2016

    P10 Ulefone for $270 (re-sellers will want more) – no thanks. They’re not ready to sell expensive phones yet and for the price they would need to compete with way better phones from way more reliable brands.

    • Ionut Johnny
      April 19, 2016

      I can get meizu m3 note for 200 $.

      • Maksim
        April 19, 2016

        If you think 3GB RAM with 4GB RAM is the same performance.

    • kik
      April 19, 2016

      Seems you never buy cross-boder. The price will be down, every soon and very steep as Chinese phone makers have always done.

  2. Nolan
    April 19, 2016

    Lol @ the price for a P10 phone. He He. Shouldn’t have been more than 175.99 honestly.

    • Ionut Johnny
      April 19, 2016

      Get meizu m3 note with 200, much better option.

      • Maksim
        April 19, 2016

        If you think 3GB RAM with 4GB RAM is the same performance.There are no border of the screen followed by a screen frame is the same.

        • Ionut Johnny
          May 18, 2016

          Between 3 and 4 gb is not much difference, you won’t notice it in real life, just in useless benchmarks.

      • Maksim
        April 19, 2016

        Sorry I want to correct it. $ 200 M3 is 2GB + 16GB of.

    • Maksim
      April 19, 2016

      HE HE What does it mean? Chinese boy.Aha.

  3. Inti Energia
    April 19, 2016

    Re-sellers already have it at $269 so no big markup.

    The phone looks interesting but I would be worried about their quality control. There are some reports of phones having problems after a few days or weeks and the post-sales assistance is non-existent.

    Apparently they work with Elephone and this phone is very similar to the P9000 edge.

    • Steven Fox
      April 19, 2016

      They only markup known brands – Xiaomi, Meizu, Oppo…
      Ulephone, Elephone, Umi and Doogee give them commission on every unit sold.

      • Muhammad Yasir
        April 19, 2016

        wait … who do they give the commission to ?!
        and WHY ?!

        • Allanitomwesh
          April 20, 2016

          What he means is the smaller brands provide stock to resellers for a fixed international shipping price in return. i.e, the seller doesn’t mark up the $270 price,but in that price it includes his commission,so is not a loss. This is different from the seller acquisition of Xiaomi units (not from Xiaomi themselves) then compensating that loss with a markup.

          • Muhammad Yasir
            April 20, 2016

            oh. alright. thanks!

      • Muhammad Yasir
        April 19, 2016

        also , whats a markup brand ?!

    • Windows 10
      April 19, 2016

      Of Ulefone, Elephone, and UMI, Ulefone’s quality control is the best. My wife has Ulefone Paris and i have the Power, two consecutive phones. Both are very good. My wife got 3 updates so far and before that Ulefone had already released 3, so there are totally 6. That’s amazing for small brands. My Power has got 2 updates and soon i can upgrade it to the Marshmallow. I think Ulefone really care about their users. About UMI and Elephone, i never bought because the negative comments online has scared me off.

      • Inti Energia
        April 20, 2016

        I hope that you are right. But the fact is that we are overly swayed by our own experiences with one or two phones when often we have just been lucky (or unlucky if there have been problems). Having said that, the comments on Ulefone are generally positive with the exception of after-sales service in Europe, but poor service is the case for the majority of china phone producers.

  4. Trayanee
    April 19, 2016

    I doubt these brands are going to sell anything in the $200+ territory unless they are able to convince us, they can in fact provide support and bug-free updates for their devices…

    • Windows 10
      April 19, 2016

      Ulefone has proved that, i think

      • Allanitomwesh
        April 20, 2016

        Yes,the Paris and Power get updates. This is an improvement from the Be Touch days when updates were non existent.

  5. Ivo001
    April 19, 2016

    Sounds very good, but after not being satisfied with my P6000 i try to aim for a bit higer rated companies next time like Meizu/Xiaomi/LeTv

    • Guns 'n' Vegetables
      April 19, 2016

      P6000 is from Elephone and i don’t why people always mix Elephone with Ulefone, since they are different company. And their reputation are different, too. Ulefone’s is generally good and Elephone’s generally bad.

      • Inti Energia
        April 20, 2016

        Gee, I can’t figure out why people confuse Elefone with Ulephone, I mean Elephone with Ulefone…

      • Ivo001
        April 22, 2016

        I know they are different companies.
        I just meant that Ulefone is not on the same level as Meizu/Xiaomi/Lenovo

  6. metalboyz
    April 19, 2016

    LoL
    p9000 would a good choice with nfc and wireless charging,
    or meizu m3 note, spec wise…

    • Fabio
      April 19, 2016

      It’s a pity Ulefone Future has no NFC while it is becoming more and more useful. But wireless charging, if it is not fast, it is useless. And clearly P9000’s wireless charging will not be efficient as quick charge, while it’s a good news Ulefone Future will come with the super fast charger that has been used by Ulefone Power and is able to charge the Future to 100% in an hour. USD269 is even not the presale price, it’s just a high price to indicate that the phone is good. If i’m not wrong the persale will come in a few days with steep discount.

      • metalboyz
        April 20, 2016

        Wireless charging is never about the speed, but it’s simplicity. If you want fast charging you would look over device that can take high input of current from the charging adapter. Like some of oppo device which can take input current up to 5A.
        If you look at the official retailer from ulefone web, you can see that 269 it’s indeed a presale price, which will be start shipping in 20-31 may.

  7. dref
    April 19, 2016

    Design look good, now its Ulefone, will wait for a more serious manufacturer rather then take any risk with them

    • Tarantino
      April 19, 2016

      I think Ulefone is becoming serious. Look what they have done with Ulefone Paris and Power. Since Future is their real flagship, i don’t think they’ll screw up with it.

  8. Assefa Hanson
    April 19, 2016

    balco was right, once phones go to the 300$ or near it people will not want to buy the more unknown brands

    • balcobomber25
      April 19, 2016

      I cant see too many people choosing Ulefone with moderate specs over something from Xiaomi, ZTE, Huawei or even TCL with comparable specs.

      • Assefa Hanson
        April 19, 2016

        but i dont think the average consumer takes into account the specs really more so the brand

        • balcobomber25
          April 19, 2016

          Most people do care about the brand more which is my point. Ulefone isn’t as strong a brand as any of those.

          • Tomislav Ivan Flis
            April 19, 2016

            Not yet. But it looks they are trying really hard and so far, at least in my mind, they are succeeding/making progress. We have U. Paris in our household and it is very nice phone.

            • Tarantino
              April 19, 2016

              Haha, sounds like Paris has greatly redeemed their reputation.

            • Allanitomwesh
              April 20, 2016

              The Ulefone Power is also decent. Weighs a tonne tho,but that was kinda expected.

    • Tarantino
      April 19, 2016

      Though 270 is near USD300, when the presale begins, the price will be cut (as Ulefone always did) and the it will be for from USD300.

    • King
      April 19, 2016

      There one whole nation that will buy unknown brands if there are 300+ service centers (even on paper). You know which country I am talking about… if u didn’t guess yet, let me give you a hint – Yash is from that country and so am I. 😉

      • Assefa Hanson
        April 20, 2016

        INDIA XD

        • King
          April 20, 2016

          Bingo! 😀 😀 😀

  9. balcobomber25
    April 19, 2016

    Bezeless phones are so incredibly ugly imo.

    • Muhammad Yasir
      April 19, 2016

      lol … i was hoping you’d give em something for trying :p

      • balcobomber25
        April 19, 2016

        I give them credit I just don’t like the design.

        • Muhammad Yasir
          April 19, 2016

          lol … im hoping the cam is good (6p plz!) , UI smooth and performance awe-inspiring !
          they have certainly tried to do something from all the critique they were a target of 12 months ago , on paper its looking good and im certainly excited.

          let see how it performs in Andi’s hands !

        • xi7
          April 19, 2016

          I would like to see meizu risking with design

  10. Muhammad Yasir
    April 19, 2016

    good line up … but im gonna wait and see if the reviews pan out horribly or not …
    this has the potential to be a world beater and considering the amends ulefone have started to make with numerous OTAs , there’s a good chance they have worked hard for this …

    but only real-time user experience will judge this by all means fair !

    • Mengkih
      April 19, 2016

      errrr, their OTA updates are not numerous, just 6 for Paris, which, well, is way more than what their competitors have done (usually none), though.

      • Muhammad Yasir
        April 20, 2016

        im a bit confused … u say their competitors havent done any otas YET their 6 updates are NOT numerous ?

        • Assefa Hanson
          April 20, 2016

          lmao i know right he says just six and folks like oppo even alcatel never update at all

          • Muhammad Yasir
            April 20, 2016

            six is a good amount

  11. Martin
    April 19, 2016

    For that price I too will wait for the reviews. It is quite pricey and I would like to see all the details, pros and cons

  12. Omer
    April 19, 2016

    185 grams? No thank you.

    • NO.5
      April 19, 2016

      I will forgive them for the metal unibody and the bezel-less display that will make the body much smaller.

      • Omer
        April 20, 2016

        I’m looking for a nice 5.5″ phone to upgrade to from my current 120 grams 5″ Idol X – And a 54% weight increase is NOT what I have in mind 🙂

        • Assefa Hanson
          April 20, 2016

          wow 120 grams your looking for a tiny phone with a small battery then, and you want it a similar weight for a bigger phone :/ your gonna have to maybe get something 150g or 160 very rare to have lighter 5.5, your going to need a plastic phone with a small battery most likely

          • Omer
            April 20, 2016

            Yes, ideally around 150, 160 tops is what I have in mind. And plastic is no problem for me. I prefer a one-piece plastic back over those ‘segmented’ metal/plastic backs you see so often these days.

            • Assefa Hanson
              April 20, 2016

              oh i hope you get what your loking for

  13. Maksim
    April 19, 2016

    I want to say is that those who say buy meizu M3 is the better choice, you think you can buy $ 200 with the same performance ulefone Future? You see, is $ 200 M3 2GB RAM + 16GB ROM. Do you think 2GB + 16GB and 4GB + 32GB is the same?

    13MP and 16MP camera is the same?

    Borderless screen and have the same frame of the screen?

    Of course, the choice of what is everyone’s freedom,

    After all, every year on the GIZ I said I do not buy that phone, this number will be more than 30 times, but every year I actually purchased the phone is not more than 5, most of which is to help family and friends to buy.

  14. Fox Hunter
    April 20, 2016

    Al-Ti alloy? no wonder its expensive, Titanium is notorious for being hard and expensive to machine.

  15. Allanitomwesh
    April 20, 2016

    Should’ve been $250 shipped worldwide,easy price to work with.

  16. metalboyz
    April 20, 2016

    This is just like last year nubia z9, but with a knock down spec, and no after sale support.