The making of UMi Plus E – The Pinnacle of Craftsmanship (video)

by Dimitris Economou 0

Nowadays, a lot of companies promise premium build quality on their smartphones, but not everyone manages to match the expectations when their product is out. UMi, on the other hand, has always been confident about the quality of its products. In the video below, UMi demonstrates how the unibody casing of the new UMi Plus E Onyx Black is made from a single piece of 6000 Series of aerospace-level aluminum.

UMi Plus E


The process starts when choosing the best aluminium alloy 6000 Series. It then, is finely assembled to give the best possible tolerance when facing bumps and falls without deforming. Following, the body faces some CNC polishing processes, to give the smoothest to the touch. Sandblasting, Anodic Oxidation, manual sand papering take place afterwards. After putting the logo and writings with laser, the frame receives its final finish. Lastly, they apply the coating to give the final appearance to the device.

All the above, give you an idea of how much care and attention UMi puts when crafting every single unit of the UMi Plus E. It’s a process which relies constantly on the experience and the craftsmanship of the artisans involved, something which would be impossible to achieve if only machines made the job.

UMi Plus E

UMi Plus E is world’s first Helio P20 smartphone. The phone packs an impressive 6GB LPDDR4 RAM, 64GB of internal storage (expandable up to 256GB via a microSD card). A 5.5″ FHD display made by Sharp, a 4,000mAh battery with PE+ Fast Charging support, a 13-megapixel PDAF Samsung snapper placed on the back of the UMi Plus E aerospace-class aluminum chase are the rest of the impressive specs. A fingerprint scanner (Touch ID 2.1) is also available. The device offers support for Cat. 6 4G LTE connectivity.

UMi Plus E

Available for $199.99 only on Nov 23rd 12am GMT+1!

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