UMI Super reveals the Panasonic main camera


The UMI Super new “sub brand” lineup is more or less a public secret now and we are quite curious if it really turns out to be a full lineup of coming devices or it just stops with the first one released. Nonetheless looking interesting and let’s see if it can live up to the expectations.

You already surely have some pretty good idea about the first UMI Super phone from our previous articles so not many surprises left with the specs. Almost everything has been revealed like the Super AMOLED display with the 0.001 mm thin touch layer allegedly improving the picture quality and sunlight legibility, the generous 6 GB RAM, usage of the USB Type-C connector or the 4000 mAh battery capacity with fast charge support.

UMI Super will be also equipped with circular rear fingerprint scanner with 3D technology and should be more secure thanks to the 4 levels of security with the papillary lines scanning. First it should scan the ridge flow, then ridge formation, ridge path deviation and 3D ridge depth in the end.

Today they have revealed the usage of the 13 MPix Panasonic sensor in the main camera, but sadly there is no information about the exact sensor type. So aside the usual promo talk about the better picture and better everything we learned only something new with the statement, that the camera lens is not going to be protruding from the body, which is good.

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Last piece of UMI news is the event happening over at the official UMI website, where you can get a 70$ discount coupon applicable for the UMI Super presale.

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31 Comments

  1. Robert
    May 9, 2016

    If only it had been a SD 650 or 820 🙁

    • Muhammad Yasir
      May 9, 2016

      652 would be next to perfection here !

      • Roberto Tomás
        May 9, 2016

        The 650 & 652 perform about the same without active cooling

        • Muhammad Yasir
          May 10, 2016

          whats active cooling??

          i recommended 652 since its higher up in hierarchy and will add more to the Brand Image of the phone … studied Applied Economics in university this semester 😀

          • Roberto Tomás
            May 10, 2016

            I can understand your preference but the tdp is so tight with those chips that the added two cores don’t yield any better performance… They have to run slower because of heat

            • Muhammad Yasir
              May 10, 2016

              whats active cooling ?

            • Roberto Tomás
              May 10, 2016

              Active cooling is usually a fan but I really meant any open air system

            • Muhammad Yasir
              May 11, 2016

              sooo … what does Passive Cooling mean ?

            • VMortens
              May 11, 2016

              Passive is just a heatsink, or something that acts as it (coppershim, etc.).

            • Muhammad Yasir
              May 10, 2016

              lol , so additional cores is a BOTTLENECK ?!

            • Roberto Tomás
              May 10, 2016

              Yes. Think of it like a pizza oven… If 500f gets a pizza cooked in 10 minutes and 600f gets it done in 7…what about a 1200f oven? Answer : a1200f oven over heats and doesn’t get things done any faster at all

            • Muhammad Yasir
              May 11, 2016

              RIIIGHT !
              so , which SoC is the 600f 😀 ? (i hate Fahrenheit , talk in Celsius plz)

    • Wolvie
      May 10, 2016

      Yupe my reason is because Qualcomm Snapdragon software support for Android is much better than mediatek.

      When you buy a mediatek, Kirin, Exynos, etc SOC smartphone, DON’T EXPECT an upgrade. Normally you just stuck with that android version (especially cheapskate mediatek)

      But with Qualcomm Snapdragon, you still got hope for upgrade at least 1-2 newer android version. Even If official no more support there is still chance for third party firmware like cyanogenmod. So now it depend on how last your snapdragon smartphone still working (hardware limitation).

      For me that don’t have budget $$$ to upgrade smartphone every year, this kind of software support is really value for money as i can use it longer compare to mediatek, etc.

      Too bad the scaredy cat mediatek never learn this as they seldom release their source code to community. maybe Mediatek afraid someone will learn their SOC secret inside their android or something, i really not sure why

      • Wolvie
        May 10, 2016

        BTW come to think of it, maybe mediatek did this on purpose. Because no hope of mediatek Android upgrade then everytime they release new SOC smartphone, their customer got no choice but to replace their smartphone. more business for mediatek LOL

        And yeah somehow mediatek SOC smartphone normally sell at much cheaper than Snapdragon (with same $$$ normally can get a better Mediatek SOC than Snapdragon).

        • Lazar Prodanovic
          May 10, 2016

          Not really. SoC cost doesn’t make large difference in final product cost & after all there are & companies that doesn’t change so much extra for their products with QC SoC’s like Xiaomi. By the way QC did what ever they culd (& this time legally) to offer their products competitive on Chinese market.

      • Lazar Prodanovic
        May 10, 2016

        CAF is a mess but never the less public and open source one.

  2. a
    May 9, 2016

    All those companies should sue Umi for using their Logos in their ad

    • balcobomber25
      May 9, 2016

      If UMi is using their components they wouldn’t be allowed to sue so they can legally use Panasonic, Mediatek and Texas Instruments, maybe a few others too depending on the components. For the others there is little incentive in suing one of these smaller Chinese companies.

    • MattD
      May 9, 2016

      Why can’t someone use the name of its commercial partners? They’re supposed to give just the hint?! Like a teaser image with “we can’t say who priduced this sensor, but its name starts with “pana” and ends with “the name of a blue hedgehog”…”

  3. metalboyz
    May 9, 2016

    Is this a teaser, advertisement, or a joke?

    • Lazar Prodanovic
      May 10, 2016

      All 3 at the same time & for the same price.

  4. Muhammad Yasir
    May 9, 2016

    wtf ?! this was supposed to be DUAL CAM , wasnt it ?!

    • MattD
      May 9, 2016

      No, it never was… There was a foggy leak pic of the rear with 2 circles and, although different and in a position completely messed up for a deal camera set up, the hype brought many to say it was a dual camera… But in fact it was just a single camera with a fingerprint scanner below!

      • Muhammad Yasir
        May 10, 2016

        i hate this phone man :/ …
        i was hoping for SUPER cheap dual cam phone with 6gb ram and current gen SoC :/

        • MattD
          May 10, 2016

          I know, I was lucky I didn’t fell for their overhype not even for a second ?

  5. Sanjay Jha
    May 9, 2016

    Should talk ulefone Vienna is the same camera?

  6. Sanjay Jha
    May 9, 2016

    You can see the Pentax, Leica, OmniVision, Panasonic brand four cameras, but they should only use a maximum of two, I guess is OmniVision, Panasonic. Instead of a Pentax, Leica.

    • Trayanee
      May 10, 2016

      No, Omnivision and Panasonic provide sensors. Pentax and Leica can provide lens. Given the phone has two cameras, its possible, but unlikely.

      • Sanjay Jha
        May 10, 2016

        As far as I know, I never have done Pentax camera phone.In addition to Panasonic’s LUMIX DMC-CM1 uses a Leica lens, as well as Huawei P9, Leica lenses have not been provided to any other phone.We expect UMI told us all this, what kind of relationship.

        • Steve B
          May 10, 2016

          Does Pentax still own the Asahi brand? If so they could provide the screen protection.

      • balcobomber25
        May 10, 2016

        Leica is only working with Huawei and would never leverage their brand history on a brand like UMi.