UMi Plus has been called the “budget flagship” having great performance at an affordable price ($179.99). It features the Helio P10 Octa core SoC, 4GB RAM, 4000mah Battery, PE+ fast charging technology and 13MP Samsung PDAF Camera. And pure Andriod 7.0 update coming this Christmas.
We already know what Helio P10 can deliver performance-wise. The chipset is able to balance performance and power consumption/heat very well. But let’s not forget how much it’s important to have adequate amount of RAM. With the 4GB provided in the Plus, multitasking is a breeze as your apps are stored and ready to be recalled immediately. Without having to reload them all over again, it saves power. Browsing, gaming, keeping track of your activity will be immediate. In addition the system performs smoother since it doesn’t bottleneck due to lack of RAM.
But there are a few more features that have skipped the attention they deserve.
Programmable Shortcut Button
UMi Plus has a programmable shortcut button, which allows you to recall the app/setting you prefer. It’s set on the Camera app by default, but you can change it and customize it as you like, so to have your favourite app in just one click.
SHARP provided display panel
UMi revealed that Plus will go with SHARP supplier. SHARP displays achieve great sunlight visibility and color saturation.
We’ve seen those panels used on some model of Xiaomi and Meizu. Claiming they have 17% better overall color saturation for a richer viewing experience and sunlight visibility. Not to mention Plus’ display will have 95% NTSC gamut which enhances vivid colors.
Reliable and super fast Fingerprint Sensor
The Fingerprint sensor used on UMi Plus is included into the home button. It has an outstanding reliability, while being the fastest in its class. It’s enough to press gently on the sensor for 0.1s and the smartphone will immediately unlock. More convenient and faster than using patterns or pass codes. A dedicated Chip encrypts and stores your fingerprints in a totally safe way so no one can access them.
The Samsung® 13MP camera sensor
The Samsung® 13MP camera uses PDAF. It’s a 0.1s ultra- fast focusing technique commonly found in DSLR cameras. In addition to high megapixel count, UMi Plus has dual ISP processing for exceptional image quality. The camera app provides a “manual mode” which enables you to have total control on most of the camera functions. The “auto mode”on the other hand, is ideal for point-and-click users.
Virtual on-screen buttons and physical buttons
UMi Plus is one of the few devices which allows you to choose between virtual buttons and physical buttons. Users have different preferences on this feature. Many prefer virtual keys while others hate them. So, Plus solves the problem giving the choice to switch between the two types of keys.
Notification LED (red/blue/green light)
A notification LED (red/blue/green light) is present, so you can know in advance if you have a missed call, an sms or some other notification, without the need to turn on the screen of your smartphone.
And remember: UMi is offering a free sample of the Plus to one of its users, just point out to their official product page and participate to their giveaway. Below you can watch the above features in a short video.