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UMi Zero 2 features 2K screen, deca-core CPU, 4GB RAM and a dual camera setup all priced under $300

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UMi Zero 2 features 2K screen, deca-core CPU, 4GB RAM and a dual camera setup all priced under $300
Back in July, we told you about the UMi Zero 2, being produced by yet another small Chinese smartphone manufacturer. Like the YotaPhone, this handset featured a second E-ink display on the back of the unit. Or at least it did during the summer. By October, when UMi teased the Zero 2, the second screen had gone MIA and was replaced by a rich looking leather back.

Today, we received the latest specs for the UMi Zero 2, and it will now be released in the second quarter of next year with a Helio X20 chipset from MediaTek under the hood. That means that the device will offer a deca-core CPU. The phone will be equipped with a 5.2-inch Super AMOLED screen with a 1440 x 2560 resolution. That works out to a 565ppi pixel density. The screen, by the way, is being produced by Samsung.

The UMi Zero 2 is obviously sporting high-end specs. It will have 4GB of RAM inside, along with 64GB of native storage. The phone is equipped with a dual camera setup on back, in order to offer certain Lytro-like features. You should be able to change the focal point of a picture after it has been processed on the handset.

UMi says that the Zero 2 will be priced at an affordable $299, which would seem to represent a pretty good value. That is, as long as the company doesn't change the specs and the design again.


source: UMi

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posted on 24 Dec 2015, 14:12 1

1. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 2352; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


That's Pretty Damn Good But 1080p Would Have Been Better Tho.

posted on 24 Dec 2015, 14:40 1

3. Hexa-core (banned) (Posts: 2131; Member since: 11 Aug 2015)


2K is indeed bad for gaming. Low framerates!
But 2K is a marketing selling point, tho...

posted on 24 Dec 2015, 15:54

7. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 2352; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


The screen Is 5.2 and the X20's mali t-880 mp4 isn't the best if they'd gone with the mp8-12 version it wouldn't be A problem, and I hate that it's A selling point cause with phones like this it really impacts the battery life and gaming performance. What could have been A good device will now be A laggy mess.

posted on 25 Dec 2015, 03:40

13. sgodsell (Posts: 3478; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


2k or higher is needed for VR.

posted on 24 Dec 2015, 19:44

11. engineer-1701d (unregistered)


Now this is why I'm calling my second phone guaranteed it is beautiful it is a concept of LG back Samsung design / tech-spec for everything in it and it also has a nice feeling the sides of the Apple iPhone 6 as well as part of the HTC since that's where they got it from and its balls to the walls tech

posted on 24 Dec 2015, 14:14 1

2. vishavD (Posts: 8; Member since: 02 Dec 2015)


Ooh me!

posted on 24 Dec 2015, 15:09 1

4. prashant1707 (Posts: 83; Member since: 13 Nov 2015)


Mali t880-mp4 is not suitable for 2K displays i.e it is underpowered in relation to 2K display. Frame rates will certainly drop in games. 1080p display will suit best for Mtk helio X20.

posted on 24 Dec 2015, 15:34 1

5. DoggyDangerous (Posts: 809; Member since: 28 Aug 2015)


299$ selling? wow, they want me to buy it. I am thinking how to control my urge to purchase it.

posted on 24 Dec 2015, 15:56

8. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 2352; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


Control Your Urge Cause This Phone Will Be A Laggy Mess. 2k Screen With The Mali t880-mp4 Just Isn't Smart.

posted on 24 Dec 2015, 15:54

6. zeeBomb (Posts: 1962; Member since: 14 Aug 2014)


Doubt this will be something. I remember the original zero was all hype but once you got it the performance in the real world undelivered.

posted on 24 Dec 2015, 16:16

9. Planterz (Posts: 2039; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


Like so many other potentially great phone bargains, I expect it'll only support Asian LTE bands.

posted on 24 Dec 2015, 18:32 1

10. ibend (Posts: 4198; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


thats the real flagship killer, oneplus need to learn from this small company

posted on 24 Dec 2015, 20:48

12. SYSTEM_LORD (Posts: 500; Member since: 05 Oct 2015)


that 2K screen will push the MP4 to its limits, and then some. this will lead to bad battery life. on top of that, Sammy will not give them the most efficient AMOLEDs, which will lead to even worse battery overall than using a good IPS LCD. Finally, I doubt that the X20 has a good enough ISP to make really good pics. People forget about all that other stuff and just remember CPU/GPU.

All in all, this won't be a very good phone.

posted on 25 Dec 2015, 06:37

14. Hexa-core (banned) (Posts: 2131; Member since: 11 Aug 2015)


There are people who takes the ISP into consideration. As well as the DSP, DAC.
Heck, Image Processing Algorithm is the most factore of good pics.

posted on 25 Dec 2015, 10:13

15. mike2959 (Posts: 525; Member since: 08 Oct 2011)


Another day, another Chinese phone with specs and a price that's to good to be true. Which it is. I've tried 5 Chinese phones. The best being the Mate 7. They ALL WERE HORRIBLE. Battery life were just terrible. Software laggy as hell. We're talking equal to that of the 1st gen smartphones. Mate 7 4100mah. Battery with barely a 4 hour sot.

posted on 26 Dec 2015, 11:09

16. ivanprskalo (Posts: 123; Member since: 09 Dec 2010)


Looks like iPhone 6, Samsnug Galaxy S6 and LG G4 had thresome and a baby...
G4 back, S6 home button and 6s sides..

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