The UMi Plus flagship will be available at an introductory price of $179.99 or about Rs.12,000. The already affordable smartphone will normally retail for $219.99 or around Rs.14,675. It shall be sold at the offer price if you pre-order the handset from Gearbest before October 4. Only the first 550 units are eligible for the $40 (Rs.2668 approx.) discount and currently almost 200 pieces have already been booked. You need to enter “UMIPlus” as the promotional code to get the rebate. An individual customer can place an order for maximum three units of the device. Gearbest will offer free shipping and begin to dispatch the smartphone after October 7, 2016.
Speaking of the specifications, the UMi Plus sports some powerful hardware. The smartphone will pack in a 5.5-inch Full HD 1080p IPS LTPS LCD panel. The 2.5D Arc display is sourced from SHARP. The handset features a premium build quality with 6000 Series Aluminum. This is the same alloy which Apple uses to manufacture its iPhones.
An octa-core MediaTek Helio P10 chip powers up the UMi Plus for optimum performance. The 64-bit processor comes with eight ARM Cortex A53 cores clocked at 1.8 GHz along with a dual core Mali-T860 GPU. There is 4 GB of LPDDR3 RAM with 32 GB of eMMC 5.1 internal memory. Samsung supplies both the RAM and the storage modules. Micro SD card up to a capacity of 256 GB is supported.
The smartphone runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow and is unlocked for usage in any part of the world. Talking about the camera, the UMi Plus sports a 13 MP rear unit with PDAF (Phase Detection Auto Focus) and dual tone double LED flash. It can shoot 1080p Full HD videos at 30 fps. Samsung has manufactured the primary camera which sports a 5-lens configuration. The front camera is a decent 5 MP shooter.
UMi Plus is loaded with extensive 4G bandwidth support. It sports a hybrid dual SIM slot which can take in two SIM cards or a SIM card and a micro SD card at the simultaneously. Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, Compass, Gyroscope, Accelerometer are present as usual. A large 4000mAh battery manufactured by Sony fuels the handset. There is also a fingerprint sensor integrated to the Home Button.
The new Type-C USB port is present along with a 3.5 mm audio jack. At $219.99 (Rs.14,675 approx.) UMi Plus offers a good value for money proposition and at $179.99 (Rs.12,000 approx.), it is a steal deal. The smartphone is offered in two color options, namely Golden and Grey. With limited units remaining, you should not wait to place an order.