CPU revealed for UMIDIGI Z1/Z1 Pro, prepare to be disappointed


With just a few days to the official release of UMIDIGI Z1 and Z1 Pro the company finally released one of the most expected pieces of information about the phones today. And the result is somewhat…underwhelming to put it mildly. Because it essentially takes (almost) all of the previous leaked info and throws it out of the window.

Remember how the UMIDIGI Z1/Z1 Pro were slated as the “flagship models” and “flagship killers” ? How our jaws dropped at the projected $300/$500 price tags ? Well you can forget all of the above, because it’s clearly not true anymore. Both of the versions will get as the CPU the octa-core Mediatek MT6757 aka Helio P20 clocked at 2.3 GHz. It’s a good processor, but not even close to the high-end or flagship power, not to mention the projected prices. It’s just mind boggling they are calling it new flagship when you realize the UMIDIGI Z/Z Pro carried the more powerful Helio X27 four months ago…

And the bad news just keep coming, because of delivery delay issues UMIDIGI decided to go with just 6 GB RAM inside the Z1 Pro model instead of the originally announced 8 GB RAM. Rest of the specs stays the same for nwo with dual-camera setup, Android 7.0 Nougat and fingerprint scanner.

Personally i think the pricing will need to be adjusted heavily for the UMIDIGI Z1/Z1 Pro, because in the current state there is no way to justify the announced pricing levels and i can see $200 as the reasonable ceiling going forward. We will know more on June 19th, until then you can still try your luck on the UMIDIGI website with $9.99 subscription and giveaway event.

 

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38 Comments

  1. Allanitomwesh
    June 15, 2017

    Oh man not even P25? Really Umidigi? Should’ve just used the X25/27 again 🙁 Also when i heard 300 bucks i automatically assumed Helio X30. Oh man this is the fail of the year.

    • Marius Cirsta
      June 16, 2017

      Exactly my thoughts … I was thinking we’d see the debut of Helio X30 or even a Snapdragon 835 for the Pro but seriously, a P20 ?

      Well OK so a P20 might be enough for most people or for most tasks but it’s also a psychological thing here. I have a Redmi Note 4 with a Helio X20 which is on paper ( and in reality ) a fast SOC for which I paid $150… How can I buy a new phone with a slower SOC and be happy about it, while also paying more for it ?

      Still maybe they will release a version with a Helio X30 later on.
      I’ve seen a lot of Chinese companies going for the P25 for now but I hope they will have X30 versions too once that SOC becomes available.

      Currently thought the X30 seems to be MIA so let’s see…

  2. justyfier
    June 15, 2017

    What use would one have for a more powerfull procssor

  3. billybloggs
    June 15, 2017

    Most underwhelming, bad move.

  4. Allanitomwesh
    June 15, 2017

    Oh man not even P25? Really Umidigi? Should’ve just used the X25/27 again 🙁 Also when i heard 300 bucks i automatically assumed Helio X30. Oh man this is the fail of the year.

    • Marius Cirsta
      June 16, 2017

      Exactly my thoughts … I was thinking we’d see the debut of Helio X30 or even a Snapdragon 835 for the Pro but seriously, a P20 ?

      Well OK so a P20 might be enough for most people or for most tasks but it’s also a psychological thing here. I have a Redmi Note 4 with a Helio X20 which is on paper ( and in reality ) a fast SOC for which I paid $150… How can I buy a new phone with a slower SOC and be happy about it, while also paying more for it ?

      Still maybe they will release a version with a Helio X30 later on.
      I’ve seen a lot of Chinese companies going for the P25 for now but I hope they will have X30 versions too once that SOC becomes available.

      Currently thought the X30 seems to be MIA so let’s see…

    • Allanitomwesh
      June 18, 2017
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      June 18, 2017
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      June 18, 2017
    • Guest
      June 19, 2017

      @allanitomwesh:disqus, i hope these phones SEE THE LIGHT OF DAY !

      the Doogee phone looks set for release tho , becuase if it’s co-engineered with MTK , then mtk will tear doogee apart if they don’t get their cut since they offered extra help for the device design !

      Apollo 2 , is a myth so far , who knows when this device will release !

    • Sam
      June 19, 2017

      Both won’t get X30, at least in 2017, they just played marketing games, umi even said that they would have a device with 835. Come on man, what the hell they were talking about, I’m not a fool.

    • Allanitomwesh
      June 19, 2017

      Always a waiting game with Helio X

  5. justyfier
    June 15, 2017

    What use would one have for a more powerfull procssor

  6. billybloggs
    June 15, 2017

    Most underwhelming, bad move.

  7. Assefa Hanson
    June 15, 2017

    People hating on practical socs once again as usual

  8. Assefa Hanson
    June 16, 2017

    People hating on practical socs once again as usual

  9. Nicolas Marshall
    June 16, 2017

    I was interested in this phone, but I’ll pass now. Probably not worth that price

  10. Nicolas Marshall
    June 16, 2017

    I was interested in this phone, but I’ll pass now. Probably not worth that price

  11. seb23100
    June 16, 2017

    Wait, does the Helio P20 support dual cameras?

  12. seb23100
    June 16, 2017

    Wait, does the Helio P20 support dual cameras?

  13. Mohawk_975
    June 16, 2017

    Get your facts straight man, they’ll use P25.
    not SD flagship material, but still pretty good and power efficient.

    • Martin Fabián
      June 17, 2017

      Sorry man, but the official press release is talking about MT6757 clocked at 2.3 GHz, which is really the Helio P20 and not P25.

      • Mohawk_975
        June 17, 2017

        yeah my bad, it was another company’s model which will go with P25, sorry for that.

  14. Mohawk_975
    June 16, 2017

    Get your facts straight man, they’ll use P25.
    not SD flagship material, but still pretty good and power efficient.

    • Martin Fabián
      June 17, 2017

      Sorry man, but the official press release is talking about MT6757 clocked at 2.3 GHz, which is really the Helio P20 and not P25.

    • Mohawk_975
      June 17, 2017

      yeah my bad, it was another company’s model which will go with P25, sorry for that.

  15. Muhammad Yasir
    June 19, 2017

    BUT UMI SAID THAT ONE OF THEIR PHONES WILL BE EQUIPPED WITH 835 !

    STH LIKE UMI E !?

  16. Guest
    June 19, 2017

    BUT UMI SAID THAT ONE OF THEIR PHONES WILL BE EQUIPPED WITH 835 !

    STH LIKE UMI E !?