The Ulefone Metal is currently a popular mid-range phone, attracting buyers with its metal build and decent spec set. The phone is now having it’s kernel sources made public, in a bid to attract better development.
Ulefone seem quite aware of how community ROMs can help get better recognition for their device. Which is perhaps why they’re also offering free devices to developers. Ulefone say that if you have the skills to develop popular ROMs like CyanogenMod, MIUI, AOKP, etc., you can a unit of the Metal, free of cost, for debugging purposes.
Besides, the company is also giving away three free units to the general public. This, they’re doing in order to build a community on their forums.
The Ulefone Metal is a device with the octa-core MediaTek MT6753 processor, 3GB RAM, 5-inch 720p display, 13 mega-pixel rear camera, 5 mega-pixel front camera and a 3050mAh battery. We expect to receive one by next week, and a review can be expected soon after.