Ulefone Metal: CyanogenMod & more custom ROMs on the way!


Ulefone Metal

Ulefone just announced that they’ve partnered with some developers to build a CyanogenMod to run onĀ the Ulefone Metal.Ā But there’s more!

Only two weeks ago UlefoneĀ started inviting developers to work on custom ROMs for the Ulefone Metal, they went as far as releasing the kernel source code for anyone to download. You can find it here.

As of now Ulefone have come to anĀ arrangement with 3 devs which will be developing the CyanogenMod and two moreĀ exclusiveĀ ROMs. Ulefone will give the devs free devicesĀ that they’ll use to work on. The recruitment is still open if anybody’s still interested, you’ll be required to post on Ulefone’s official forum for moreĀ details.

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More info about the Ulefone Metal

The Ulefone MetalĀ is a 5.0-inch handsetĀ which sports 3GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage (expandable), a Sony IMX149 sensor equipped camera, MTK6753 CPU and a beefy (for the size) 3050mAh battery. It also features a fingerprint scanner on the back.

The Ulefone Metal is now available for around the $109 mark, withĀ a flip case and a tempered glass screen protector in the box as extras. We’ve taken receipt of our testing sample, and findings will be published very soon.

Here’s a video compilation of Ulefone Metal’s features:

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21 Comments

  1. Muhammad Yasir
    September 20, 2016

    is good thing ?

    • Assefa Hanson
      September 20, 2016

      Yeah at least ulefone is working on their software, I think this is going the extra mile really, think about it they could just release the phone and call it a day like many other oems

      • Muhammad Yasir
        September 20, 2016

        the ONLY thing missing now is a killer flagship with sd 820/821 OR EVEN a 652 (considering SD chips are expensive af for smaller phonemakers)

        i hope Ulefone realize this soon !

        • Assefa Hanson
          September 20, 2016

          Lol I hope they get an x20 at least XD but Qualcomm they are a bit criminal in charging based on the percentage of the overall phone rather than set prices they got into serious troubles over this

          • Muhammad Yasir
            September 21, 2016

            why do qualcomm have to be such bitches … if they can be a bit lax , im sure they would be more widely accepted and much more popular !

  2. Giovanni
    September 20, 2016

    Is a beautiful thing!!! I think that all the brands should create one situation like this, so if they leave the official development, someone can continue the work, and improve it…

  3. Guest
    September 20, 2016

    is good thing ?

    • Assefa Hanson
      September 20, 2016

      Yeah at least ulefone is working on their software, I think this is going the extra mile really, think about it they could just release the phone and call it a day like many other oems

    • Guest
      September 20, 2016

      the ONLY thing missing now is a killer flagship with sd 820/821 OR EVEN a 652 (considering SD chips are expensive af for smaller phonemakers)

      i hope Ulefone realize this soon !

    • Assefa Hanson
      September 20, 2016

      Lol I hope they get an x20 at least XD but Qualcomm they are a bit criminal in charging based on the percentage of the overall phone rather than set prices they got into serious troubles over this

    • Guest
      September 21, 2016

      why do qualcomm have to be such bitches … if they can be a bit lax , im sure they would be more widely accepted and much more popular !

  4. David KoŔič
    September 20, 2016

    Well when you make the hardware dirt cheap guess you need the community to make you a usable OS for free.

  5. G'n'T
    September 20, 2016

    Shame they never did the same for the BT2. Still a great phone with poor software on it.

  6. Giovanni
    September 20, 2016

    Is a beautiful thing!!! I think that all the brands should create one situation like this, so if they leave the official development, someone can continue the work, and improve it…

  7. G'n'T
    September 20, 2016

    Shame they never did the same for the BT2. Still a great phone with poor software on it.

  8. Neo Matrix
    September 21, 2016

    Only 16 Gb ROM- useless

  9. Neo Matrix
    September 21, 2016

    Only 16 Gb ROM- useless

  10. afghanPower
    September 22, 2016

    Sitting on the fence.. On some youtube videos the touch screen look incredibly insensetive, almost like they have to press hard to get their touches to detect.

    Does anyone know if they fixed this?

  11. afghanPower
    September 22, 2016

    Sitting on the fence.. On some youtube videos the touch screen look incredibly insensetive, almost like they have to press hard to get their touches to detect.

    Does anyone know if they fixed this?

  12. Lennald
    September 23, 2016

    For this price range, I would rather to pick the recently released vkworld T1 Plus, it is at $109.99 now.

  13. Lennald
    September 23, 2016

    For this price range, I would rather to pick the recently released vkworld T1 Plus, it is at $109.99 now.