UMI Z coming soon with Helio X27 ?


UMI Z

Just two days we have seen the taiwanese giant Mediatek unveil some new chipsets into the Helio family and while new X23 and X27 are not as thrilling as the monster X30 announced few months ago, it will be for almost as much impactful. At least the chinese producers think so, because allegedly we could get some models with it coming sooner than expected. Could first of them be the mysterious UMI Z ?

But first let’s get quickly back to Helio X27, which could be the processor powering the new UMI flagship. Mediatek Helio X27 (MT6797X) is a similar tri-cluster deca-core design like the X2x predecessors, but the maximum frequency goes up to 2,6 GHz on the most powerful ARM Cortex A-72 cluster. There is also a frequency bump for the Mali-T880MP4 GPU. But more importantly it has MiraVision EnergySmart Screen technology to greatly enhance power efficiency and upgraded Imagiq ISP for camera processing adding built-in 3D depth engine for depth of field processing and multi-scale de-noise engines.

UMI allegedly have a device ready to be released in December and this mysterious UMI Z could be the first one with the Helio X27 chip onboard. Maybe a wishful thinking, but UMI already scored first Helio P20 phone released with UMI Plus E so it’s not completely unrealistic. Personally i don’t think they can maintain the December release schedule, but well let’s get surprised maybe. So far we have only the vague Facebook info about the “annual UMI flagship coming”.

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16 Comments

  1. Marco Lancaster
    December 3, 2016

    Umi should stop with this nonsense, they are just using the X27 annouce to get some attention over a possible/future launch. Instead of announcing new models, upgrades every week, they could do much better focusing and supporting what they already have.
    In example, Umi Plus E, looks good in paper, but will very likely be forgotten by them just some time after the launch and shipping.

    • UMiSux
      December 3, 2016

      I agree. UMi must focus on the support of the phones that are already out and stop the ads, of the useless new phones…

      They make new phones, almost every month and they don’t care to update and fix the bugs of the phones that came out just 3 months ago!

      Who cares about UMi Z with the new Helio X27, when everybody knows that new CPU means more bugs and UMi will never fix them…

      • Muhammad Yasir
        December 5, 2016

        name checks out

  2. Marco Lancaster
    December 3, 2016

    Umi should stop with this nonsense, they are just using the X27 annouce to get some attention over a possible/future launch. Instead of announcing new models, upgrades every week, they could do much better focusing and supporting what they already have.
    In example, Umi Plus E, looks good in paper, but will very likely be forgotten by them just some time after the launch and shipping.

    • Guest
      December 3, 2016

      I agree. UMi must focus on the support of the phones that are already out and stop the ads, of the useless new phones…

      They make new phones, almost every month and they don’t care to update and fix the bugs of the phones that came out just 3 months ago!

      Who cares about UMi Z with the new Helio X27, when everybody knows that new CPU means more bugs and UMi will never fix them…

    • Guest
      December 5, 2016

      name checks out

  3. Dominik Schmidtmeyer
    December 4, 2016

    come on…of course, umi won’t be the first…as always….

    When do people (gizchina) start to realize, that ‘news’, starting with: “umi is going to be the first…” just are marketing lies.
    Umi never had been the first in anything, and they never won’t be!

    “Maybe a wishful thinking, but UMI already scored first Helio P20 phone released with UMI Plus E so it’s not completely unrealistic.” – What? Maybe?! they just had been the first to lie about it. It’s not available yet.

    I am the first to boot Android 8.5. Google just told me, that I am going to be the only one getting sources already in early 2017. This has to be true…because in a previous lie a said to be the first in something else. It’s just impossible to be wrong two times!

    • Mohawk_975
      December 4, 2016

      actually, Umi Plus E is really the first P20 phone and it’s available through major resellers, will ship within a week. I know because I have pre-ordered one 3 days ago.

      • Dominik Schmidtmeyer
        December 4, 2016

        good luck then…
        With no sample being shipped to any big media, I’d say you can be lucky if it’s being shipped this month

        • goodwill
          December 5, 2016

          You do have a point tho. If it going to be shipped within a week, review units should already be out there. but then again, the article did say maybe. so a hint of salt I guess when you’re reading this news.

      • Muhammad Yasir
        December 5, 2016

        it is the first p20 phone to be physically available but will probably not be the best…

        however , @mohawk_975:disqus , can you please give us your first impressions on this VERY same thread by tagging me , when the phone arrives ?

  4. Dominik Schmidtmeyer
    December 4, 2016

    come on…of course, umi won’t be the first…as always….

    When do people (gizchina) start to realize, that ‘news’, starting with: “umi is going to be the first…” just are marketing lies.
    Umi never had been the first in anything, and they never won’t be!

    “Maybe a wishful thinking, but UMI already scored first Helio P20 phone released with UMI Plus E so it’s not completely unrealistic.” – What? Maybe?! they just had been the first to lie about it. It’s not available yet.

    I am the first to boot Android 8.5. Google just told me, that I am going to be the only one getting sources already in early 2017. This has to be true…because in a previous lie a said to be the first in something else. It’s just impossible to be wrong two times!

    • Mohawk_975
      December 4, 2016

      actually, Umi Plus E is really the first P20 phone and it’s available through major resellers, will ship within a week. I know because I have pre-ordered one 3 days ago and asked personally to the reseller about the dates.

    • Dominik Schmidtmeyer
      December 4, 2016

      good luck then…
      With no sample being shipped to any big media, I’d say you can be lucky if it’s being shipped this month

    • Guest
      December 5, 2016

      it is the first p20 phone to be physically available but will probably not be the best…

      however , @mohawk_975:disqus , can you please give us your first impressions on this VERY same thread by tagging me , when the phone arrives ?

    • goodwill
      December 5, 2016

      You do have a point tho. If it going to be shipped within a week, review units should already be out there. but then again, the article did say maybe. so a hint of salt I guess when you’re reading this news.