Shocking : UMIDIGI Z1 Pro expected to cost $499 ?


UMIDIGI Z1

UMIDIGI quickly switched focus from promoting their Crystal model to the new flagship UMIDIGI Z1 and following the yesterday’s bit of news about the 6.95mm thickness of the device we have something more today. And hold onto your hats because it’s going to be a bit of a wild ride…

Yes there is a new promo video showing absolutely nothing of substance and a new promo picture confirming the 6.95mm thickness, but the main load of information lies elsewhere. UMIDIGI decided to reveal that while the basic Z1 version will sport 6 GB RAM, the more powerful Z1 Pro is going to get hefty 8 GB of capacity, but the kicker comes after that.

And it’s connected to the price, because sure flagship devices are supposed to be pricy and i can imagine under the circumstances people will be quite fine with the UMIDIGI Z1 costing the projected $299. But the planned $499 price tag for the Z1 Pro seems like a bit of a stretch, because that’s the real chinese flagship territory price point and it’s roughly around the point where OnePlus 5 is expected to be.

There must be something they are not telling us, because of course the $200 price bump can’t be caused simply be the extra RAM. Could it be that the older rumours about Snapdragon 835 possibility for the Crystal model morphed into the Z1 Pro ? Personally i’m quite intrigued and if it turns out to be true, it can be a ballsy move from UMIDIGI to the high-end market. Or maybe it’s again smoke and mirrors.

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Full launch of the UMIDIGI Z1 is planned on June 19th according to their website and you can also try your luck in the giveaway event there by simple subscribing. There is also a little bit of a peculiar voting for the favourite combination of specs and the battery options are presented as 3000/3500/4000 mAh. Which is not exactly matching the “big battery” motto above it…

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