Ramos Mos1 flagship unveiled: Chinese tablet maker Ramos enters the phone market with a bang

Ramos is one of the most popular tablet makers in China, but it’s a name that’s foreign in the West. While the company is not planning any move to America or Europe, it has just unveiled its first smartphone - the Ramos Mos1, and it’s a very interesting piece of technology to explore.

Chinese phone makers are quickly taking over the globe with seven out of the top ten phone makers in the world now from China, and one of the reasons for this expansion is the incredible price of these handset.

The Ramos Mos1 is no exception - it’s an affordable phone with some serious software guts and great aluminum design.

An interesting twist on the phone market, Ramos started its presentation by stating the fact that these days we have phones with flat edges (like the iPhone 5/5s family, for instance), and phones with rounded sides (like the new iPhone 6 series), but no in-between choice. This is where Ramos Mos1 phone fits in - offering a middle-ground experience with a unique layered side, which is the result of careful surveys and more than 600 individual tests showing the ideal 158-degree angle curve. The body is precisely made with CNC machines down to 0.01mm accuracy, and it uses 6063 series aluminum, a tough alloy with 0.4% to 0.5% of Silicon and 0.7%-0.9% Magnesium. Ramos is also taking attention to detail to the next level - the company surveyed users about the height/elevation of the buttons and found that the sweet spot stands at 0.3mm. It designed the new phone with such buttons.

It also comes with the latest of Android 5 Lollipop with a custom simplistic Ramos MOUI skin. Here’s what it boils down to when it comes to the specs of the Ramos Mos1:

  • 5.5-inch display with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • 6.6mm thickness (Ramos now officially lists it at 7.6mm, reports conflict on this so far)
  • 1.9mm side bezel
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 2.5D
  • all aluminum body with layered pattern on the side
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 system chip
  • 13-megapixel main camera, 5MP selfie cam
  • 2GB RAM, 32GB internal storage
  • 3,050mAh battery

The Ramos Mos1 release date is set for August 10, when the phone will launch at China’s Amazon equivalent JingDong Mall. Consumers in China will be able to start pre-orders on July 31st and the phone will sell for the equivalent of $322 (1,999 yuan) off-contract.

Ramos Mos1 Max: a phablet is coming up

In addition to the announcement of its flagship Ramos Mos1, the company has also unveiled plans for an upcoming phablet with a 6-inch display and a massive, 6,000mAh battery. The upcoming phone will be named the ‘Mos1 Max’, but no further details are available at the moment.

source: Ramos (translated)



1. deanylev

Posts: 234; Member since: Mar 11, 2014

If this less experienced company could fit 3050mAh in 6.6mm, why couldn't Sammy fit bigger than 2550/2600 in 6.8/7mm? Ridiculous. Maybe someone will correct me with like 'Sammy's batteries have more energy density', but if not they could've fit a 3100mAh and destroyed the competition with their superior 14nm SoC.

2. Victor.H

Posts: 1062; Member since: May 27, 2011

You forget that this is a 5.5-inch phone that you're comparing with a 5.1" one such as the Galaxy S6.

14. Niva.

Posts: 440; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

Plus we should see what happens after release and how the phone works, at this point it's pure speculation. Plus this thing already has chinese overlays of doom, no thanks.

4. TerryTerius unregistered

You kind of have to remember that optimization is a large part of real world battery life. Just because this particular phone has a larger battery than the S6, doesn't guarantee at all that it will outlast it. For example the g4 and m9 both have bigger batteries than the s6, and don't last as long.

7. Jason2k13

Posts: 1462; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

Ramos Mos1 is 5.5 inch not 5.1 inch Ramos Mos1 does not have OIS Ramos Mos1does not have a finger print scanner Samsung already puts most companies to shame, the S6 edge alone has a small battery with QHD screen, and according to many tech website it has the same or better battery life than those with bigger batteries using FHD.

10. waddup121 unregistered


11. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

You should check galaxy a8, its supposedly even thinner at 6mm.

13. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

This is 5.5" thats why they could fit a 3050 mAh. Samsung did the same in A8 which is 5.9 mm thick and has a 5.7" display with 3050 mAh.

17. jalebi2000

Posts: 181; Member since: Mar 01, 2015

samsung has a 3050mah battery in a phone thats 5.9mm thin. Samsung made recent huge jumps in density, so samsung even may be the supplier of this phone's battery.

5. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015


9. WallStreetWolf

Posts: 289; Member since: Apr 08, 2013

A lot of people get crazy when making comparisons to the iP6, but you are spot on with this one. I looked at the front and though it was an iPhone render and even some of the press photos are blatant knockoffs. Otherwise, it looks like a half-way decent device.

12. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Front panel gave me goosebumps :)

16. Lukethorpe

Posts: 5; Member since: Feb 05, 2015

What exactly can you do with a front panel? It doesn't have a home button so is different from Samsung and apple there. The only thing is the camera and speakers. And that is different to the iPhones arrangement. The straight/curved sides are be IMO. It has a glass back unlike iPhone (but like Samsung).

6. joseanand

Posts: 27; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

$322 for a snapdragon 615 phone?

8. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

We need new form factors, design is becoming so stale

15. Coconut00

Posts: 485; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

Xperia Z + iPhone 6 = this

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