iNew U9 is a sub-$100 6-inch HD phone with slim bezels


Slim bezels are the flavour of the season. While some are doing it, some think they are doing it.

The newest brand to jump on to this bandwagon (kind of) happens to be iNew, who have just announced their new iNew U9. The phone is targeted at folks who are in the market looking for a budget phablet. By phablet, I don’t refer to a 5.5-inch phone — they’re the standard now. But instead, 6-inch.

The iNew U9 has an HD resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels across its 6-inch display, and a 2.5D curved glass on top of it. Besides that, the phone is powered by the favourite budget SoC among Chinese makers, the quad-core MediaTek MT6735 along with 1GB of RAM and 8GB on-board ROM.

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The phone will sell for a price of around $100 (hopefully below that), which makes its 3000mAh battery sound fairly good capacity. As for the camera segment on the U9, it has an 8 mega-pixel rear shooter paired with a 2 mega-pixel one on the front. Network support on the phone includes the following bands – FDD-LTE:B1/3/7/8/20, WCDMA: B1/8 and GSM: B2/3/5/8. The phone is expected to go on sale by the first week of next month. It’ll be available in four colors – Black, White, Gold and Rose Gold. Click pictures below to expand.

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32 Comments

  1. Yeti hand
    June 22, 2016

    this is just the vkworld t6 with less ram and less rom!! So hell to the NOOOOO

  2. Rob
    June 22, 2016

    Why do Inew insist on only producing ultra budget phones? They will always be remembered for the v3, gone backwards since then.

  3. Assefa Hanson
    June 22, 2016

    how the mighty has fallen

    • Muhammad Yasir
      June 23, 2016

      inew sucked afaik …

      • balcobomber25
        June 23, 2016

        They used to be a good brand. At one point they were one of the better cheap brands to buy, along with iOcean and THL. All 3 have fallen from grace. The iNew V3 was one of the best budget phones ever created, most of us here had one at one point.

        • Muhammad Yasir
          June 23, 2016

          is the f/2.0 aperture a good feature ?

          • balcobomber25
            June 23, 2016

            Lower the aperture the more light gets in. With smartphone cameras light is the single most important aspect to good pictures.

            • Muhammad Yasir
              June 24, 2016

              hmm… but i see major player like samsung using something like f/1.9
              for 1/1.7 which means bigger aperture (the denominator is smaller , so larger aperture size , right ?

              any idea why big companies like samsung would be using the odd option when the opposite has so many OBVIOUS benefits ?!

            • balcobomber25
              June 24, 2016

              Samsung uses what works for them and works with their setup, can’t really argue with them given that they are currently one of the class leaders for camera. Huawei uses a f/2.2 with the P9 but it still takes excellent pictures because the second monochrome sensor is great in low light. Aperture is very important but it is still only one of many components that make up a smartphone camera.

            • Muhammad Yasir
              June 24, 2016

              hmm… i have heard the last sentence at least 3-4 times from you 😀

              i hope im not getting on your nerves 😀 (i’d like a lecture on how the whole camera is developed. but i bet i’ll have to complete my degree first 😀 ? )

  4. Yeti hand
    June 22, 2016

    this is just the vkworld t6 with less ram and less rom!! So hell to the NOOOOO

  5. Rob
    June 22, 2016

    Why do Inew insist on only producing ultra budget phones? They will always be remembered for the v3, gone backwards since then.

  6. MattD
    June 22, 2016

    I don’t get it: they’re just back, but instead of trying hard and produce something good for raising some hype, they pull out something like that, where the main selling point is “it has a bigger screen (nevermind with a lower dpi) than competitors”… Just why?!

    • TheOracle
      June 23, 2016

      Because there are very few 6 inch phones below $100. There’s a market for this phone.

      • MattD
        June 23, 2016

        That’s true, there aren’t a lot of 6inch phones in the market, but the main selling point here is “we have a sceen half a inch bigger”… That’s dumb! Competitors offers the same specs for nearly half the price, this isn’t worth it in any way just because “a 0.5″ bigger screen”… For not much more there is leagoo shark 1, and that’s a better choice in every aspect into the 6” segment!

    • Muhammad Yasir
      June 23, 2016

      this is the m.o of ‘Jackass Companies’

  7. Assefa Hanson
    June 22, 2016

    how the mighty has fallen

    • Guest
      June 23, 2016

      inew sucked afaik …

    • balcobomber25
      June 23, 2016

      They used to be a good brand. At one point they were one of the better cheap brands to buy, along with iOcean and THL. All 3 have fallen from grace. The iNew V3 was one of the best cheap phones ever created (launched for around $200), most of us here had one at one point.

      The V3 was a phone from 2013 but it had specs some phones today still don’t have like full NFC support and a rear camera with an f/2.0 aperture. It also had perhaps one of the best designs ever used and it was completely original, there was no claims of copying like we get today.

    • Guest
      June 23, 2016

      is the f/2.0 aperture a good feature ?

    • balcobomber25
      June 23, 2016

      Lower the aperture the more light gets in. With smartphone cameras light is the single most important aspect to good pictures.

    • Guest
      June 24, 2016

      hmm… but i see major player like samsung using something like f/1.9
      for 1/1.7 which means bigger aperture (the denominator is smaller , so larger aperture size , right ?

      any idea why big companies like samsung would be using the odd option when the opposite has so many OBVIOUS benefits ?!

    • balcobomber25
      June 24, 2016

      Samsung uses what works for them and works with their setup, can’t really argue with them given that they are currently one of the class leaders for camera. Huawei uses a f/2.2 with the P9 but it still takes excellent pictures because the second monochrome sensor is great in low light. Aperture is very important but it is still only one of many components that make up a smartphone camera.

    • Guest
      June 24, 2016

      hmm… i have heard the last sentence at least 3-4 times from you 😀

      i hope im not getting on your nerves 😀 (i’d like a lecture on how the whole camera is developed. but i bet i’ll have to complete my degree first 😀 ? )

  8. MattD
    June 22, 2016

    I don’t get it: they’re just back, but instead of trying hard and produce something good for raising some hype, they pull out something like that, where the main selling point is “it has a bigger screen (nevermind with a lower dpi) than competitors”… Just why?!

    • TheOracle
      June 23, 2016

      Because there are very few 6 inch phones below $100. There’s a market for this phone.

    • Guest
      June 23, 2016

      this is the m.o of ‘Jackass Companies’

    • MattD
      June 23, 2016

      That’s true, there aren’t a lot of 6inch phones in the market, but the main selling point here is “we have a sceen half a inch bigger”… That’s dumb! Competitors offers the same specs for nearly half the price, this isn’t worth it in any way just because “a 0.5″ bigger screen”… For not much more there is leagoo shark 1, and that’s a better choice in every aspect into the 6” segment!

  9. Muhammad Yasir
    June 23, 2016

    nope…

  10. Guest
    June 23, 2016

    nope…

  11. MitsosDaBest
    June 23, 2016

    WTF! Who needs a huge smartphone with low specs? I think 5 inches are the best.

  12. MitsosDaBest
    June 23, 2016

    WTF! Who needs a huge smartphone with low specs? I think 5 inches are the best.