Smartphones companies have slowly begun competing for the sub-$100 smartphone category and Chinese company UMI is one of its best players. Today, UMI has unveiled a new sub-$100 smartphone called the Rome, priced at only $89.99, which keeps the company’s theme of powerful smartphones at very low prices.
The Rome primarily features a MediaTek MT6753 1.3GHz octa-core processor and 3GB of RAM both of which are specifications normally found on other devices priced closer to $200. It also features a 5.5-inch HD 720p display and 16GB of internal storage.
The new device is also equipped with a 13-megapixel Sony IMX164 rear camera coupled with a dual LED flash, a 2-megapixel front-facing camera that’s complimented with a front flash, and a 2500mAh battery. Lastly, the Rome will be powered by Android 5.1 Lollipop.
According to UMI, the Rome is capable enough to take on flagship devices like the Cubot X15 and the Ulefone Paris in a number of areas but we’ll have to wait for the device to be released and tested to find out how well it really performs. As of the moment, UMI has not announced when it plans to release the Rome.