UMIDIGI Crystal might have a Snapdragon 835, 6GB+128GB version


UMIDIGI Crystal

Recently announced UMIDIGI Crystal looks like one of the best coming Xiaomi Mi Mix clones and at least in the pictures managed to capture the spirit of the frameless design pretty well. But today’s speculation could put the phone even into the highest level of the phones on the market so it’s worth sharing.

From the previous leaks we have seen two different versions of UMIDIGI Crystal coming, but today’s info is actually mentioning three. Crystal, Crystal Pro and the most interesting Crystal Plus. Because there is a pretty wild speculation circulating, that this Crystal Plus edition could be running Snapdragon 835 processor and 6 GB RAM + 128 GB ROM combo. Seems a bit far fetched to me all things considered, because if i remember correctly it would be first UMIDIGI phone having a Qualcomm processor and that’s just one of the reservation i have against such rumors.

No matter if this speculation turns out to be true or not we have one new picture here today and it shows some pretty interesting color variants for the phone. It should come with Apple Red, Matte Black, Lumia Black, Dazzling White and Arctic White versions. And even if they manage to come through on the original promise of Helio P25 powered frameless phone for $99.99 i will gladly forget about the whole Snapdragon 835 rumor shenanigans.

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41 Comments

  1. MattD
    May 5, 2017

    Yep, it would be the first, because the previous umi with a sd615 was a rebranded tcl. So I’m not falling for this rumor, no matter what: this is the usual chinese counter-productive attempt to rise hype… still waiting for that sd821 cubot ?

    • May 5, 2017

      Which sadly will never happen, that’s not Cubot’s focus

  2. pa5t1s
    May 5, 2017

    “i remember correctly it would be first UMIDIGI phone having a Qualcomm processor and that’s just one of the reservation i have against such rumors.”
    Agreed! 😉
    Anyway, still something to wait for…

  3. mf1gt3r
    May 5, 2017

    Story for the gods.

  4. goodwill
    May 5, 2017

    The question is, are u willing to pay a rather premium price for a subpar brand carrying the latest flagship chipset from qualcomm? I wouldn’t tbh. Cause I don’t simply trust them to produce the quality software to utilize the hardware with. As it is,currently, with the mid tier chipsets, most subpar brands already failed to product good softwares. They should just stick to just MTKs or entry lvl qualcomm chips

  5. Muhammad Yasir
    May 5, 2017

    i think this is getting ridiculous !

    • princetom
      May 5, 2017

      More than ridiculous. These marketers don’t just know their boundaries

  6. Asteroid
    May 5, 2017

    In its website appears the 835. I think it’s insane.
    Nice design but Umi bugs keeps me away.

    If it sits around 250€ maybe I would buy it for testing.

  7. MattD
    May 5, 2017

    Yep, it would be the first, because the previous umi with a sd615 was a rebranded tcl. So I’m not falling for this rumor, no matter what: this is the usual chinese counter-productive attempt to rise hype… still waiting for that sd821 cubot 😁

    • Zi Jin Cheng
      May 5, 2017

      Which sadly will never happen, that’s not Cubot’s focus

  8. pa5t1s
    May 5, 2017

    “i remember correctly it would be first UMIDIGI phone having a Qualcomm processor and that’s just one of the reservation i have against such rumors.”
    Agreed! 😉
    Anyway, still something to wait for…

  9. mf1gt3r
    May 5, 2017

    Story for the gods.

  10. goodwill
    May 5, 2017

    The question is, are u willing to pay a rather premium price for a subpar brand carrying the latest flagship chipset from qualcomm? I wouldn’t tbh. Cause I don’t simply trust them to produce the quality software to utilize the hardware with. As it is,currently, with the mid tier chipsets, most subpar brands already failed to produce good softwares. They should just stick to just MTKs or entry lvl qualcomm chips

  11. Guest
    May 5, 2017

    i think this is getting ridiculous !

  12. Asteroid
    May 5, 2017

    In its website appears the 835. I think it’s insane.
    Nice design but Umi bugs keeps me away.

    If it sits around 250€ maybe I would buy it for testing.

  13. Sam
    May 5, 2017

    April 1st?

  14. Karoon
    May 6, 2017

    Bullshit. UMI could never secure a deal with QC, they’re just too small and not very profitable.

  15. Sam
    May 6, 2017

    April 1st?

  16. Guest
    May 6, 2017

    Bullshit. UMI could never secure a deal with QC, they’re just too small and not very profitable.

  17. Fandi1303
    May 6, 2017

    interesting but i’ll not hope more with umi

  18. Asteroid
    May 6, 2017

    Author, the 99$ is a 6737.

  19. Fandi1303
    May 6, 2017

    interesting but i’ll not hope more with umi

  20. Asteroid
    May 6, 2017

    Author, the 99$ is a 6737.

  21. Sean Nosecondname
    May 10, 2017

    Listen to all the idiots slagging off umi as subpar and not profitable. Nonsense. I bought the umi z and umi plus E four months ago here in Ireland. This is an innovative and creative company going places. Let me tell you, there’s absolutely nothing subpar, if that’s even a word, about umi’s phones. I have owned an S4, S5, S6 and used an S7 edge. The umi phones are every bit as good and surpass most of them. The umi plus E, in particular, has incredible battery life, really fast response, no latency, a very clear and precise picture quality. Even the fingerprint scanner is very responsive and quick. I think people who say things such as subpar don’t really know what they’re talking about. They’re nowhere close to subpar. If by subpar, people mean they offer value for money, yeah, definitely.

    • androwin
      May 29, 2017

      Most of these people never used this brand anyway, just ignore them.

    • balcobomber25
      August 12, 2017

      So because you bough a few phones that means a company is profitable and not subpar?

      • Sean Nosecondname
        August 12, 2017

        Yeah of course. I’ve used smartphones at the highest end. Virtually all the Samsung S series, Iphones, Sony flagships
        The user experience with these phones is far from subpar. In fact, not close to subpar. Haters gonna hate though. I’ll be be buying again. You pay twice the price for premium brand names. Be my guest.

        • balcobomber25
          August 12, 2017

          I still don’t understand how you purchasing them and loving them makes them profitable?

          Also where did I say anything about me using premium brand names? My current phone is a Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 which costs less than most UMi phones and has better quality than all UMi phones. I also have a Ulefone T1 on order, a company that shares designs with UMi but has better quality. I have been using Chinese phones for years, UMi is one of the worst brands you can buy. It’s good that you enjoy them and haven’t had issues with them but you are in the minority with that one.

          • Sean Nosecondname
            August 12, 2017

            How do you know a xiaomi has better quality? Have you used umi phones? Specs wise, umi are high end. The ulefone T1 is just an imitation of the umi z. These brands use the same components. Mtk processors. Xiaomi use low end snapdragon CPUs like the 625. My mate has the xiaomi mi max and it was pretty slow compared with either the umi z or plus E. I smashed my umi z screen. I nearly cried. It’s the fastest phone I’ve ever used.OK, the battery was poor. The umi plus E I’m using has a incredible battery life. Literally a day and a half with moderate to high usage. I have just purchased the new umi S as a replacement. I have also purchased a Galaxy S8 plus as a treat as I had extra money hanging about. I’ll test it on various benchmarks and compare with the umi phones. All I’m saying is that there’s people on here slating them and saying subpar. They’re simply not subpar at all. I am not very happy with their after sales support. They’re releasing new models every month and they promised android nougat on the plus E. They’ve renaged on that promise. These are minor gripes but I’m mentioning them because I’m not wanting to be blindly biased.

            • balcobomber25
              August 12, 2017

              I have used just about every brand of Chinese phone that exists, including ones that are never released outside of China. I work with several phone manufacturers in China, India and Thailand. I visit China at least once a month. In my free time in China, I stroll the endless tech markets in Shenzen, Hong Kong and Guangzhou where most phones (and tablets, computers, tv’s etc) are all produced. I know more about Chinese phones than most of the writers on the Android phone sites. I could write a book on how much I know about the Chinese phone industry. Xiaomi is much better quality than UMi.

            • Sean Nosecondname
              October 4, 2017

              In fairness, I’ve done some research and you’re actually right on this. It’s very disappointing because I had my heart set on the umidigi s2 because of the bezel free 5.99 inch screen but it’s only scored 62,500 on the antutu benchmark score. The ulefone Gemini pro scores over 90,000. Umidigi are bigging up the s2 as something amazing but I’m not sure about spending the money they’re asking. Even the better version, the s2 pro only scored 72,500. So, I’m probably going to take your advice and refrain from getting another umidigi phone. I did get the umidigi S and it’s very good but they need to up their game a bit in terms if their overall hardware components and array. They’re putting the p20 in all their so called flagships but it’s the x27 in the umidigi z1 pro (that I bought for my mum and scored almost 70,000 on antutu) and the ulefone models, like the Gemini pro, that packs the most power so I’m not getting duped by their marketing spin. So, fair play. You were right on that call.

  22. Sean Nosecondname
    May 10, 2017

    Listen to all the idiots slagging off umi as subpar and not profitable. Nonsense. I bought the umi z and umi plus E four months ago here in Ireland. This is an innovative and creative company going places. Let me tell you, there’s absolutely nothing subpar, if that’s even a word, about umi’s phones. I have owned an S4, S5, S6 and used an S7 edge. The umi phones are every bit as good and surpass most of them. The umi plus E, in particular, has incredible battery life, really fast response, no latency, a very clear and precise picture quality. Even the fingerprint scanner is very responsive and quick. I think people who say things such as subpar don’t really know what they’re talking about. They’re nowhere close to subpar. If by subpar, people mean they offer value for money, yeah, definitely.

    • androwin
      May 29, 2017

      Most of these people never used this brand anyway, just ignore them.

    • balcobomber25
      August 12, 2017

      So because you bough a few phones that means a company is profitable and not subpar?

    • Sean Nosecondname
      August 12, 2017

      Yeah of course. I’ve used smartphones at the highest end. Virtually all the Samsung S series, Iphones, Sony flagships
      The user experience with these phones is far from subpar. In fact, not close to subpar. Haters gonna hate though. I’ll be be buying again. You pay twice the price for premium brand names. Be my guest.

    • balcobomber25
      August 12, 2017

      I still don’t understand how you purchasing them and loving them makes them profitable?

      Also where did I say anything about me using premium brand names? My current phone is a Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 which costs less than most UMi phones and has better quality than all UMi phones. I also have a Ulefone T1 on order, a company that shares designs with UMi but has better quality. I have been using Chinese phones for years, UMi is one of the worst brands you can buy. It’s good that you enjoy them and haven’t had issues with them but you are in the minority with that one.

    • Sean Nosecondname
      August 12, 2017

      How do you know a xiaomi has better quality? Have you used umi phones? Specs wise, umi are high end. The ulefone T1 is just an imitation of the umi z. These brands use the same components. Mtk processors. Xiaomi use low end snapdragon CPUs like the 625. My mate has the xiaomi mi max and it was pretty slow compared with either the umi z or plus E. I smashed my umi z screen. I nearly cried. It’s the fastest phone I’ve ever used.OK, the battery was poor. The umi plus E I’m using has a incredible battery life. Literally a day and a half with moderate to high usage. I have just purchased the new umi S as a replacement. I have also purchased a Galaxy S8 plus as a treat as I had extra money hanging about. I’ll test it on various benchmarks and compare with the umi phones. All I’m saying is that there’s people on here slating them and saying subpar. They’re simply not subpar at all. I am not very happy with their after sales support. They’re releasing new models every month and they promised android nougat on the plus E. They’ve renaged on that promise. These are minor gripes but I’m mentioning them because I’m not wanting to be blindly biased.

    • balcobomber25
      August 12, 2017

      I have used just about every brand of Chinese phone that exists, including ones that are never released outside of China. I work with several phone manufacturers in China, India and Thailand. I visit China at least once a month. In my free time in China, I stroll the endless tech markets in Shenzen, Hong Kong and Guangzhou where most phones (and tablets, computers, tv’s etc) are all produced. I know more about Chinese phones than most of the writers on the Android phone sites. I could write a book on how much I know about the Chinese phone industry. Xiaomi is much better quality than UMi. Even the $150 Redmi Note 4, is better than just bout every UMi phone. Xiaomi uses “low end” components in low end phones. Although the 625 is not low end it is a midrange chip. In their flagship phone the Mi6, Xiaomi is using a SD835.

      As for your comment about the T1 being an “imitation of the Z Pro”. Ulefone also used this design already with the Gemini Pro. Most smaller Chinese brands share ODM’s. ODM’s create designs and sell them to these brands who then have their own OEM’s (Ulefone and Doogee are both owned by OEM’s) that make the phones. The T1 has a newer processor (P25 vs P20), a different camera (better on paper) and has global LTE support. It also comes from a brand (Ulefone) that hasn’t had nearly the problems that UMi has had.

    • Sean Nosecondname
      October 4, 2017

      In fairness, I’ve done some research and you’re actually right on this. It’s very disappointing because I had my heart set on the umidigi s2 because of the bezel free 5.99 inch screen but it’s only scored 62,500 on the antutu benchmark score. The ulefone Gemini pro scores over 90,000. Umidigi are bigging up the s2 as something amazing but I’m not sure about spending the money they’re asking. Even the better version, the s2 pro only scored 72,500. So, I’m probably going to take your advice and refrain from getting another umidigi phone. I did get the umidigi S and it’s very good but they need to up their game a bit in terms if their overall hardware components and array. They’re putting the p20 in all their so called flagships but it’s the x27 in the umidigi z1 pro (that I bought for my mum and scored almost 70,000 on antutu) and the ulefone models, like the Gemini pro, that packs the most power so I’m not getting duped by their marketing spin. So, fair play. You were right on that call.

  23. Sean Nosecondname
    October 4, 2017

    Well, no helio p25. A pretty disappointing 1.5 GHz CPU. That’s why is cost what it does. More broken promises.

  24. Sean Nosecondname
    October 4, 2017

    Well, no helio p25. A pretty disappointing 1.5 GHz CPU. That’s why is cost what it does. More broken promises.