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Ulefone F1 will come with 6GB RAM and an all-screen display with dual camera

by Dimitris Economou 25

It looks like 2017 is going to be the year of Ulefone. Having already announced to great devices, the Ulefone Gemini and Gemini Pro, the company is ready to make a big step forward as far as its product lineup. Besides the second generation of Power and Armor that we learned about recently, Ulefone will also reveal a bezel-less device, Ulefone F1 at the MWC 2017 in Barcelona.Ulefone F1

Except for the bottom, all the other sides of the device will be bezel-less, just like Sharp Aquos and Xiaomi Mix. As you can tell, the all-screen design will most likely be a worldwide trend from this year on. Since there is no space left at the top of the front panel, the front camera moved to the lower right end, right next to the fingerprint sensor. On the back cover, we can see a dual camera, another feature that will show up on more and more devices in the future.

In addition, we have a confirmation that the Ulefone F1 will feature high-end components, including Helio P25 2.5GHz SoC. In fact, Ulefone will release a total of 3 devices with the P25 SoC this year. Along with Armor 2 and F1, there will be another device (Ulefone T1) with P25 and 6GB RAM and 128GB huge storage.

The company officially announced that the F1 will hit the market in 2017 without giving the exact month. Since there is only a dummy sample now, it should be available in the 2nd half of 2017. You can see all the information in the official Ulefone blog.

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  • Assefa Hanson

    If only they had good camera software engineers, its official china dominates hardware software tho….

    • Rob

      Agreed, in general that’s certainly true. They could put 10 cameras on the back and the quality would still be poor!

      • lildwell

        As we all should know by now. Number of cameras or type of sensor doesn’t make it a good camera. Lol

      • balcobomber25

        The problem is these cheaper companies (and even some of the big ones) do squat when it comes to optimizing those cameras or rewriting the algorithms to work with their hardware. They just set it and forget it.

  • Bojan Radovanović

    Helio P25 is NOT high-end component, no mather how many times you wrote it is.

    • Muhammad Yasir

      then WHAT is a high-end component , for the price the F1 will sell (which will be reasonably cheap if you know Ulefone) ?

      also , what would you put in the phone if you were the lead engineer of the team developing the F1 ? i demand technical reasoning (you can mention transistor level details and technical discussion of in-depth electronics , i’m a student of computer engineering so i would be very comfortable in knowing and discussing the relevant design parameters)

      • Bojan Radovanović

        any SD6xx is better choise…for a better graphic, better after suport (avaible kernel source ) and they are both made in 16nm process (SD625 in 14nm), so it should be same about energy consumption, but for some reason MTK based device are not even close to same SD based devices when it comes to battery life. so, it seams it’s very hard to optimise it (just check Xiaomi’s models that can be purchesed in both versions, with other HW exactly the same).

        for the price F1 will sell, i will not buy it…i would rather add 50-100$ more and buy real HIGH END device, not one “wonna be” that.

        what would i put you ask!? I would go with SD820!

        just look the price of Zuk Z2 with that SoC.

        • Muhammad Yasir

          “stil student!?”

          lol … i’m in final year now ! it takes time to graduate :p

          i’m still curious what mistake are MTK making with regards to their hardware , especially at logic design/circuit level , that’s causing a gap in efficiency !

          also , it’s stupid that they don’t release the kernel source ! as for GPUs , i think MTK are trying to save money and get profit by using a comparably cheap GPU in their chipsets.

          “just look the price of Zuk Z2 with that SoC.”

          that sorta kills off the argument !

        • Muhammad Yasir

          @bojanradovanovi:disqus , what do you do by profession ?

          • Bojan Radovanović

            i am engineer of electrical engineering on feald of electrical energy, or something like B.SC.EE…but since i got my diplome long time ago, it is littlebit hard to translate it directly to Blolognia, as it was in my country.

          • Muhammad Yasir

            nice !

            P.S : what is “Blolognia”

        • balcobomber25

          Battery life is subjective based on the phone and the software it runs. Some SD phones have better battery, some MTK phones do. Look at two phones with comparable specs, the Meziu M3 Note and Xiaomi Redmi Note 3.

          M3 – 5.5” 1080p, Helio P10, 4100mAh
          RN3 – 5.5″ 1080p, SD650, 4050mAh

          On GSM Arenas battery tests, they are dead even.

      • randominternetperson

        “then WHAT is a high-end component , for the price the F1 will sell (which will be reasonably cheap if you know Ulefone) ?”

        With that logic, you can call any thing high-end as long as you price it accordingly. I can call my old Samsung S3 high end if I said I bought it for a dollar.

        • Muhammad Yasir

          i just thought the P25 was a good fit for the phone !

          here , we are all learning and teaching each other !

          • balcobomber25

            P25 is a good midrange component but it will never be high end. High end is the X30, SD821, SD835, Exnyos 8895 and Kirin 960.

          • Muhammad Yasir

            ah .. Balco’s classic interventions !

            ALWAYS refreshing and so very welcome

            thankyou for enlightening us

            if i may ask , where is the SD 820 in your list of mentions?

          • balcobomber25

            If I was going to rank them it would look like this (but this is just generalized because some of them haven’t been tested yet)

            Exnyos 8895
            Snapdragon 835
            Kirin 960
            Helio X30
            Exnyos 8890
            Kirin 950
            Helio X20/25

          • Muhammad Yasir

            thanks 🙂

    • Zero

      Agreed. However is the High end ARM A53 design. Is no longer possible to go beyond 2.5 Ghz on that design.

      • Bojan Radovanović

        speed is not whole story, as nether number of cluster is…on papir, this SoC should perform great even with this GPU. good enough for everyday ussage, but since MTK is not opening their source kodes, it’s very hard for phone manufacturers to optimise devices….and they always has worst support.

        • Zero

          Yeah, but even on Qualcomm, they can’t go beyond 2.6 Ghz on that ARM uArch.

  • Muhammad Yasir

    well , looks like a pretty nice offering … now if it could only arrive faster and be priced well !

  • Mr.Flying Zoom3rz

    And some tiny 3000mah battery. 4X 4/64 version will be released in March, seems like the best deal. P2 is also killer phone, too bad it’s overpriced right now.

  • balcobomber25

    That bottom bezel makes it look hideous.

  • Zero

    Stop with the P25. Time to move to Helio P30