Just few hours ago UMI announced that they are planning to reveal their newest UMI Plus model at the IFA 2016 in Berlin on September 7th. But we have the full specification list for you already today.
Seems like every chinese phone manufacturer is trying to release something during the September month and the reasoning is quite simple. Chinese fascination with Apple and Apple products is well known and on September 7th the Cupertino giant is going to release the iPhone 7 line, so everybody wants to try their best alongside that. It can be quite questionable and controversive timing, because the iPhone will certainly overshadow the chinese small brands, but UMI are quite adamant and determined.
So what can we expect from the UMI Plus, is it worthy being called a flagship as the rumors hinted at ? Well yes and no, because once again it looks like a rehash of the previous UMI Super and Max models with plenty of very similar components used in the hardware side of things. After all look in the stuff listed in the next paragraph.
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UMI Plus body will be made made from an aluminum aircraft grade alloy, display with be 5,5-inch one with the FHD resolution and 2.5D arc and the fingerprint scanner with fast unlock up to 0,1s will be for once located up front. Inside rules the old friend Helio P10 processor supported by 4 GB RAM and 32 GB of storage. Front camera will be 5 Mpix shooter with GalaxyCore®GC5005 sensor and rear one will be 13 Mpix shooter with SAMSUNG®3L8. Battery capacity will be 4000 mAh and the charging will be done via USB Type-C connector.
Sounds familiar huh ? Aside the Samsung cameras and fingerprint scanner located up front it’s really a clone of the UMI Super and Max. And the pricing ? Official retail price should be at $219.99, but the presale offers should lower it to $179.99. Everything kicks off tomorrow on the official website and a giveaway should be started too so don’t forget to visit if you want to try your luck with getting one UMI Plus for free.
So what do you think about UMI Plus ? Are the differences enough to warrant the release of another UMI model similar to Super and Max ? Let us know in the comments.
5.5 meh, 6 inch only
God, not another P10 phone that promises a good camera(only to fail)
At 179$ might be worth it for some people, but at 219$ it`s an insult.
Redmi Note 4 3/64GB version is available at 190$ from Aliexpress.
Meizu M3 Note is also available around that price.
if ONLY Xiaomi was NOT banned in Pakistan :/
Why are they banned?
here ya go :
remember to remove the space b/w the site name and the ‘.pk’
id just buy an older flagship at this price like the lenovo vibe shot
Like the looks of the phone…. But the p10 is a letdown. Unless the camera turns out to be excellent, I’ll stick with my m2 note. This doesn’t look like it can remotely compete with the offerings from xiaomi, le eco, or even meizu (though they have disappointed me this year)… Especially for $219. Redmi pro is $230 now, and cool1 dual for around $200
I want to ask you about m2 notes camera, is it good ?
It is decent, but I wouldn’t call it good. Probably one of the weaker points of the phone. To be honest, it worked much better in Flyme 4 than in Flyme 5, which I’m using now. Prefer flyme 5 overall though. The camera on the xiaomi mi4 I bought for my sisters and my girlfriend is much better.
I had Meizu M2 Note too, and overally the camera was slightly better than on UMI Super. After my phone screen crashed, it was easy and cheap to replace. Very good phone. Only thing I hated that Meizu discontinued HiFi settings in Music app. That was my last phone from Meizu, last year they had nothing interesting in portfolio.
Regarding UMI, I had chance to test their UMI Super phone, and it was brilliant. Stock Android, no bloatware. The only disadvantage was the weight. I don’t get point, why they released UMI Max and UMI Plus few weeks after. They should take the best from all these three models and put it to one.
Another Umi and another helio p10. Aren’t these guys tired yet?
this is a FUCKING HORRIBLE BLUNDER !
the Umi Max is a GREAT PHONE specs wise … why the HELL would they try to CANNIBALIZE THEIR OWN DAMN PHONE WITH ANOTHER PHONE WITH SIMILAR SPECS AND A HIGHER PRICE ?!
HAVE THEY GONE MAD … like ABSOLUTELY MAD ?!
Third umi super copy-paste in a row… Are they trying to beat ulefone’s record with be touch’s versions or something?
This UMi Plus is just a copy & paste of the UMi Super… Why the hell do you make a new phone anyway? You think you will sell more? Fix the bugs of the Super first!
P.S. What the iPhone 7 has to do, with the UMi’s crap phones?
Here comes the negative man. If you need bashing or critizing MitsosDaBest is the man, you won’t see a single positive post from this guy, when you find one, maybe Apocalypse is coming.
You mad UMi employee? =)
i dislike the p10 as much as i dislike mtk6580 but lets be honest guys this will steal the show from the iphone 7
I suggest to read the official Umi Forum, comments about previous “Flagship”.
I must wait the price drop down, but it seem to be a very decent phone 🙂
Nomu S3 is also build like a rock, Nomu s30 is really an amazing device recently launched by NOMU Brand which is consists great spec and features,The Nomu S30 is purely waterproof,dust poof and rugged proof phone..
Will NOMU Smartphones Survive in Freeze Test for 36 hours?
see their latest youtube channel for video 🙂
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