UMIDIGI introduces the Z Pro smartphone: dual-lens camera, live photos, and lots more
UMIDIGI, formerly known as UMi, is ready with a new bargain-priced offer — a powerful handset with a wallet-friendly price tag. It's called the UMIDIGI Z Pro and it's the natural evolution of the UMi Z, which was announced earlier this year. What is it about the new phone that gives it the Pro moniker? A dual camera module and a Live Photos software feature!
In terms of hardware, we've got the same setup as the UMi Z — a deca-core MediaTek Helio SoC, clocked at 2.6 GHz, 4 GB of Samsung-made RAM, and 32 GB of internal, super-fast eMMC 5.1 memory, also courtesy of Sammy. The display is a 5.5-inch, Sharp-made panel with a 1080 x 1920 pixel resolution. In the back, we've got a very generous 3,780 mAh battery, keeping the lights on for a while (UMIDIGI promises 13-15 days of standby time). All of this is wrapped in a beautiful, aluminum alloy body for a cool touch.
But it doesn't stop there with the camera. UMIDIGI promises a 2x optical zoom, though, we are unsure how that is achieved as of yet. The phone also has a few more software modes, such as a montage maker that can crop you (or another subject of your choosing) out of a photo and place you in another one. Live Photos also make an appearance! On by default, the phone will capture a few frames before and after you take an actual photo. Tapping and holding on that photo in the gallery will let you watch a short, 1.5-second clip, which will show you what was going on around the time you were making the still. It's a familiar feature, still largely missing from most Android handsets.
Selfie fans will be happy to know that the front camera sports a 13 MP, Samsung-made sensor and is assisted by a soft light to aid your nighttime selfie sessions.
The UMIDIGI Z Pro comes with Android 6 Marshmallow, with a pretty stock interface — only minimal reskinning and tampering has been done. The company promises an update to Android 7 Nougat to go live sometime soon.