UMi announces the Hammer S – humbly priced midranger with looks strongly inspired by guess-who

UMi – a China-based manufacturer, most recently known for its incredibly affordable, retina-scanning UMi Iron smartphone – has just teased another model in the making. Dubbed the UMi Hammer S (the reiteration of last year's Hammer), the handset will tote upper-midrange specs, with an unbelievably humble price tag.

So, the teaser claims a 5.5” screen size, touch-type fingerprint scanner, a MediaTek 6735 SoC, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage space, and a USB Type-C port. As far as appearance goes, the render shows a metal frame, a generous screen-to-body ratio with a near-nonexistent bezel. That aside, GizChina has gotten a hold of some real-life pictures of the device and we have to say – when one lays eyes on the Hammer S's sides and interface, the iPhone 6 tribute becomes quite obvious. You can check the pictures out below.

As far as availability and price goes, UMi promises a $129.99 price-tag and it should launch some time in “Auguest” as per the teaser. Any takers?

source: UMi, GizChina



9. Cyberchum

Posts: 1150; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Is there a phone released this year with swipe-type Fingerprint scanner? See you guys are still trying to justify your Apple's 'touch-type' Fingerprint scanner innovation crown. IOS has notification drawer-type widget support but it's still said that IOS has widget support.

6. Firestorm

Posts: 44; Member since: Jun 27, 2015

Yes most 'midrange' devices follow apple...

5. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Mix and match attempt failed. Good price, good specs, terrible design.

4. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

And 90% of phones I see people using (and I see many by riding the subway daily) are iPhones, Galaxy S's and Notes. So my point pretty valid that the others aren't very popular. Pretty stupid of you to believe otherwise (never mind being beside the point).

7. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

United States of America, isn't it? Your country is the worst when it comes to choices and competition in terms of mobile devices. I can definitely say that the majority in your country (~90%) only know Samsung and Apple, and they choose their phones that's advertised on TV and billboards.

8. InsertUsernameHere

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 31, 2014

In the U.S, you don't see many people with HTC and Sony phones because they rarely advertise their phones. Sony advertises the Playstations and HTC advertises, but they aren't that good.

1. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Aside from Samsung flagships, Asian companies sure know how to churn out garbage phones. And unfortunately Samsung has taken a step in that direction by sealing in batteries on their flagships.

2. AnTuTu

Posts: 1627; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

And probably 90% of the phone electronics is manufactured & designed in Asia so I don't see any point in your stupid comment.

3. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Samsung does churn out garbage low end phones, stop thinking about flagships please.

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