After weeks of beta testing, the Android 7.0 Nougat update is finally rolling out for the UMi Plus and will be available to all devices within 24 hours. A very important refresh for the recently launched Helio P10-equipped smartphone.
The closed beta was actually released some months back and was shared with few hand-picked users in order to debug it together, with their feedback and suggestions to give the best user experience. Weeks later, UMi decided to open the beta software to all users (you had to flash it yourself), who also helped finalizing optimization.
UMi had promised to roll out the Nougat update before Christmas and so they did today, with their announcement. You can consider this as their early Christmas gift.
Among the other features, Android N will bring the latest optimizations (and security updates) to the Plus. Here a few things you will find in the new update:
- Vulkan API support for enhanced 3D graphics;
- Customizable quick settings menu and direct reply through message notifications;
- Multi-Window view and quick switch between apps;
- More than 1500 emojis and multi-locale settings.
Before applying the OTA, make sure to make a backup of your data, since it’s a major update. When you will update:
- All the quick settings that you had set up before will be removed;
- Fingerprint ID will be removed, so you need to set it up again.
UMi also promised an Android 7 update on the Super and Max as well and they confirm they’ll be coming out this month, thus more positive news for UMi users.
UMi Plus Specifications
The UMi Plus comes an high build quality, it’s made of 6000 series aerospace-level aluminum, 5.5-inch Full HD Sharp display coated in 2.5D Arc Glass. The phone is powered by a MediaTek Helio P10 octa-core CPU, 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage (expandable).
UMi Plus’ fingerprint scanner allows it to unlock in just 0.1s. There’s a Samsung 3L8 13.0MP rear camera with PDAF and pro-mode, a 5.0MP from shooter and a big 4000mAh battery which supports PE+ (Pump Express+) fast charging through the USB Type-C port.