Massive battery, thin metallic body: here comes the UMIDIGI Z1 Pro

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Nowadays, most smartphones from the midrange and up are metal-made, cool to the touch, and pretty to look at. But what are most still missing? A massive battery to keep their lights on for longer-than-ordinary times! Well, UMIDIGI's new flagship smartphone seeks to address this ailment by packing a massive juice pack under their relatively thin bodies.

The UMIDIGI Z1 Pro is a metal-made handset with an aggressive red back and sleek black front. It sports a 5.5-inch, 1080 x 1920 pixel AMOLED display, and is powered by a MediaTek Helio P20 SoC, clocked at 2.3 GHz and paired with 6 GB of RAM. We've got 64 GB of on-board storage, which can be expanded with a microSD card of up to 256 extra GB. And the battery? UMIDIGI's pride — a 4,000 mAh crammed inside a phone that is 0.27 in (6.95 mm) thin!

On the back of the Z1 Pro, we have a dual camera module – a 13 MP main sensor is assisted by a 5 MP secondary one for better depth perception. Other popular features, such as live photos and manual mode are also present in the app. On the front, there is a 5 MP selfie snapper for your mugshot needs.

So, what about price? The UMIDIGI Z1 Pro will be available in a limited batch of 1,000 units at a pre-sale price of $299.99, starting the June 26th. A downgraded sibling, UMIDIGI Z1, which has a 5.5-inch LCD display, a slightly thicker metal body (0.32 in / 8.2 mm), but the same hardware and huge battery, will be more widely available, priced at $229.99 during the pre-order stage and then jumping up to $269.99 when it hits retail.

For more information, you can follow the UMIDIGI Z1 and Z1 Pro on the page linked below.



1. Bondurant

Posts: 786; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Honor 8 pro

2. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Already sounds better than OP5.

18. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"Already sounds better than OP5." Better than the OnePlus 5? SMH. The Helio P20 is nowhere near the Snapdragon 835... So don't kid yourself.

22. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Hello, look at the price... It's nowhere near the 835 so? Apart from that? I couldn't care less cause with the P20, the performance is going to be, of course, inferior but similar.

3. EtradeSupply unregistered

The pic looks very beautiful, waiting for it.

4. NoAllegiance unregistered

4000mAh battery in a phone smaller than most phones, what sorcery is this?

7. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

They added a sprinkle of China.

20. lallolu

Posts: 734; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

Interstellar sorcery.

5. tonyv13

Posts: 125; Member since: Jun 07, 2015

Mehh no support for LTE band 4,5 or 12. I pass on this one

6. ishaqthkr

Posts: 159; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

Everything is wromg with Chinese phones at the moment, copying each others design

21. lallolu

Posts: 734; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

I like it :)

8. redmd

Posts: 1949; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

I just like the red color

9. tyger11

Posts: 297; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Not with that SoC, no sir.

10. Merlin

Posts: 5; Member since: Jan 11, 2017

This phone is copy of Noa H10le announced on MWC in Barcelona looong ago h**p://

11. Merlin

Posts: 5; Member since: Jan 11, 2017

This phone is copy of Noa H10le announced on MWC few months ago h**p://

12. Merlin

Posts: 5; Member since: Jan 11, 2017


13. .KRATOS.

Posts: 442; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

How come some not famous or midrange phones have better battery life then most famous flagships out there

15. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Because they have less power-sipping internals. A flagship phone isn't a translation for great battery life. There's no connection between the two.

16. turk_az

Posts: 75; Member since: May 11, 2012

you don't buy a super car for its mileage!

14. shield

Posts: 870; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

Honor 8 Pro 7mm and 4000mAh.

17. tangbunna

Posts: 491; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

150$ phone

19. Chaise unregistered

Why do all these Chinese companies copy so much? Is there no shame in that country? I mean, it's pretty bad when I can instantly tell that a phone is Chinese just at first glance.

23. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Sorry but Samsung copied the 1rst iPhone (by its Galaxy S) and Android copied iOS. So why talking about Chinese companies only?

24. piratestation

Posts: 32; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

Too bad no US LTE bands.

26. Sq6r316

Posts: 5; Member since: Nov 15, 2018

Don't waste your money. I have Umidigi S2 Pro. It has very low quality. The touch screen is very hard to use. Cheap plastic material with very poor build quality. The battery real capacity is not 5000mah. The battery is not detectable by battery software. Perhaps only 3000mah The camera is so blurry. You just get fuzzy pictures. Too many applications crashed instead of 6GB RAM. The worst thing it come without any guarantee. It' nothing but wasting my valuable money.

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