China is now the cradle of many smartphone manufacturers: Huawei is currently the largest, but it is followed by Lenovo, ZTE and other smaller brands that have managed to invade the European / American market after being rooted on the local level. Some examples? OPPO, Xiaomi, alive, elephone, Meizu (and the list goes on) have made the leap to Europe, complicit in the many Chinese shops that distribute their products even with free shipping expenses, but small companies – mostly young people with few economic resources – have the same benefits. Yet, some deserve attention.
UMi is a company on the rise: although still “fragile”, in the past two years, began to be known in our country with really interesting smartphone. It is a confirmation UMi Super, a report by the excellent price / terminal specifications announced earlier this year.
The latest addition is however UMi Plus, a mid-range device with metallized plastic shell (gold and gray) and convincing equipment. This smartphone SoC integrates an octa-core MediaTek Helio P10 (MTK6755) to 64-bit, internal memory with LPDDR3 4GB of RAM and 32GB expandable with a microSD (combined with microSIM slot) up to 256GB. The 5.5-inch Full HD screen (1920 x 1080 pixels) Sharp slightly curved edges (2.5D) makes room above a 5 megapixel camera and down the Home button, which also incorporates a fingerprint sensor (Touch ID 2.1, as it is called by UMi). The reverse, however, we find a 13-megapixel camera (5-element lens and PDAF) with dual-LED flash. The 4000 mAh battery is not removable and should provide sufficient autonomy for a full working day, while connectivity uses a WiFi 802.11n, Bluetooth 4.1 and 4G / LTE. UMi Plus runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, on which some apps and software UMi owners, but for Christmas will be installed the company should deploy the update to Android 7.0 Nougat (update also applies to UMi Max and Super).
UMi Plus is already available for pre-order from TOMTOP to EUR 161.99, which is a special launch price significantly lower than the “card” (concluded their pre-sales, will cost 225 euro) reserved for just 300 pieces. So if you are interested, please click on this page and prenotatene suffered one. Free Shipping in Italy will start on October 18, the day that will also end the presale.