UMi Super rumours hot up with Snapdragon 820 possibility


Ok ok, before we go on with this news grab a pinch of salt as this rumours sounds like a piece of UMi Pie in the sky.

UMi are notorious of making bold claims and not always following through. Do you remember the UMi Zero 2 for example? A phone that was first rumoured to have a dual screen design and then shown again with a rear leather panel before finally disappearing all together?

Well in the run up to the release of their UMi Super phone, the company are once again running up the hype machine with claims that their phone will run as much as 6GB RAM and now perhaps a Snapdragon 820 chipset.

The use of a Snapdragon 820 seems a little far fetched for us as Qualcomm have strict rules they abide to when choosing partners and which phone makers use their chipsets and so far UMi hasn’t been one of them. “well hang on, what about the UMi Emax Mini? That had a Qualcomm chip”, yes this is true but the phone was actually an axed TCL product that UMi decided to sell with their branding (this also explains why there haven’t been any updates for the phone since launch either, as TCL aren’t supporting it).

Apparently the UMi Super will come with a metal chassis, USB Type C, AMOLED display, HIFI audio and fast charging which UMi plans to sell for around $300. Judging by the speed of UMi’s launches though we don’t expect to see the final device until after summer.

Thanks to Marco for the tip.

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9 Comments

  1. Maksim
    May 2, 2016

    This is just a news without anything of value.

  2. MattD
    May 2, 2016

    So, it’s not umi claiming this, but a random blog hungry for views (just look at the ads: “billionaires don’t want you to see this video”… Bit*h please!).

    I actually think it will be an helio p20 inside this (which should support 6gb of ram).
    Meanwhile, I was also wondering where zero 2 went, but right now I’m starting to think they cancelled it due to helio x20’s delay!

    And, speaking of x20, it could be another choice for this Super: maybe producers are starting to use the same workaround we’ve seen lately on tablets to use more ram than supported by the soc (really don’t remember what it was though)

    • Muhammad Yasir
      May 2, 2016

      lol

  3. bro-reac
    May 2, 2016

    UMI am hopeful.
    But I will believe you when you fulfill.

  4. GodZillaa
    May 2, 2016

    Snapdragon 820 my ass. It will be an MT6589 non-turbo edition with the hardware id’s set to pose as an X10 / X20 in info tools. Freakin’ poo-grade manufacturer from the Chinese cheap-tier.

  5. balcobomber25
    May 2, 2016

    I think they got the “20” part right but the rest is wrong. If anything it will be an X20.

  6. Omer
    May 2, 2016

    Don’t use model names like ‘Super’ or ‘Future’ if you want people to take you seriously.

  7. Joel Adames
    May 2, 2016

    Andi commenting on this gives some hope cause at least we can throw some credit to it. Nonetheless the salt and pepper should not run far from the table being UMI …. An X20 would give is some more credibility to it.

  8. VMortens
    May 2, 2016

    Do you remember how they promised Zero 2 with additional e-ink screen? Never happened. ‘Touch’ they started delivering with huge delay …
    I would not believe in everything their marketing dept say.