Without any bells and whistles, Ulefone announced today the release of a new low-budget device, the Ulefone U007 for a presale price of $59.99. As a 5-inch device, Ulefone U007 is supposed to bring users single-handed experience while the 720P resolution is considered able to offer enough sharpness on a display of this size.
In the camera section, the U007 is equipped with Sony IMX149 8MP sensor that is interpolated to 13MP, while the 5-piece lens kit and F/2.0 big aperture are said to better fulfill the potential of the pixels. And Ulefone says the 2MP front camera, interpolated to 5MP, will offer above-average experience.
It is a low-to-mid range device powered by the 64bit MTK6580A quad-core that is very popular in this price-range devices. With a clock speed of 1.3GHz it should be sufficient for daily use and according to Ulefone official video, racing games like NFS: Most Wanted runs quite smoothly on the cheap phone.
The device is made of plastic in unified body with brushed finish, but Ulefone has not adopted side-mounted SIM tray on it. Instead, the company allows users to take the cover off for installation of two SIM cards plus one 32GB SD card. Other specs include 1GB RAM/8GB internal storage, 2,300mAh battery, FM Radio and all the connectivity goodies present in today’s smartphones.
An obvious bonus point for the U007 is it will come with Android 6.0 pre-installed, so it’s not too expensive to taste the Marshmallow after all. Besides, Ulefone promises they’ll constantly release updates OTA to improve the software as they do for their flagship and mid-range products. Android 6.0 will come with some software tricks like air gesture, off-screen gesture, and somatosensor implemented on Ulefone U007, which also has adopted BOX sound chamber for better music experience.
Obviously, Ulefone U007 is aimed at users who need a phone just enough for daily use. It’s priced low with low specs and the buyer can only hope that the phone is well built and optimized. Fortunately, Ulefone has done good job with their mid-range phones like Paris, Power, and Vienna, so these areas are somewhat guaranteed.
More info can be found on the product’s official page and on the short video below that the company published.