ZMI is known as one of Xiaomi’s partner-companies that are specialized in making power banks and flashlights. But recently, there were some conversations about a feature phone, named as the ZMI Function Phone. Today, the latter was officially uncovered and its official name is the ZMI Travel Assistant Z1. It is currently put on the Jingdong crowdfunding.
To be precise, it is not only a feature phone, but also a collection of portable GPS tracker, power bank, and voice translator. Its main features include the portable GPS positioning, global Internet access, AI voice assistant, voice translation, 4G support, dual-card dual-standby, power bank, business standby and so on.
First, the ZMI Travel Assistant Z1 integrates Xiaomi’s global Internet access function and supports 56 countries and regions. Thus, no need to insert cards and no need for international roaming, for a better user online experience. Plus, there is an independent hotspot sharing key on the side of the fuselage. So with one move, you can connect to a shared network with friends. At the same time, ZMI Travel Assistant Z1 can provide connectivity to 10 Wi-Fi users and 1 USB user.
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Second, there is a built-in AI voice assistant and it supports more than 14 million music and audio books. Due to it, you can check information, control the handset by voice commands, schedule some actions, and also control the smart devices of Mijia. Like the hotspot sharing button, there is also a designed a dedicated physical button for Xiao Ai. A simple press will wake up the voice assistant.
Third, the ZMI Travel Assistant Z1 supports voice translation for Chinese and 16 languages, integrates Microsoft artificial intelligence translation and Orion Star Voice dual engine, and deeply optimizes vocal band enhancement technology, which is easy to hear in noisy environments.
Not only voice prompts but also translated texts will be displayed on the screen. The voice translation function also uses physical buttons for one-click translation and more.
Fourth, the ZMI Travel Assistant Z1 can serve as a regular power bank. The use of 5000mAh large-capacity lithium polymer batteries not only provides long-term uninterrupted network hotspots but also can be used as a mobile power source when emergency charging is required.
Its crowdfunding price is 349 yuan ($51, limited to 200 units), 399 yuan ($58, limited to 500 units), 459 yuan ($67, limited to 1,000 units), and 499 yuan ($72, limited to 1,500 units).