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Ulefone T1 Limited Edition with 128GB storage will be available for $300

by Dimitris Economou 27

Ulefone released its Helio P25, dual-camera flagship Ulefone T1 with 64GB of storage in late July. Now, rumors say that the company is working on a new version with upgraded specs and brand-new color variant.

Ulefone T1

It’s allegedly said that the internal storage of the limited-version T1 would be upgraded to an impressive 128GB, so there should be plenty of room to store apps, files, videos or music even without inserting an SD card. Design-wise, the new T1 would come in a red-and-blue color variant. The warm red and cold blue separated by a 0.45mm golden line on the metal back would bring a striking visual impact, creating unique beauty.

Ulefone T1

The rest of the specs should remain the same as its predecessor: Helio P25 octa-core SoC,  6GB of RAM, dual rear cameras combo (16MP/5MP), 13MP front shooter with softlight, extensive global network with 25 frequency bands on 5 types, 5.5″ FHD display, front fingerprint scanner, gyroscope and Android 7.0 as the OS.

The new version should hit the market pretty soon. Until then, you can get the existing one for just $200 on Aliexpress.

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  • Zero

    I wished to see it with Helio P30 or Helio X30

    • z4ck

      Let me tell you three things.

      First, HelioP25 has a higher clock than HelioP30. So HelioP25 has a higher performance.

      Second, P30 is aimed to power devices priced $150~$300 while X30 is aimed to power devices priced $450~.
      HelioX30 is a flagship build on 10nm which is very expensive because of its mass production issue while HelioP30 is a midrange build on 16nm which is flooding the market.
      HelioP23 were previously reported to be sold to OEMs in $12. And so is HelioP30. However HelioX30 is said to be more than $100.
      These two chips are completely incomparable. Stop criticizing makers for not having equipped HelioX30 in midrange price tag.

      Third, qualcomm’s “standard essential patents” implies that OEMs who agree with that must not release a non-qualcomm flagship phone. That’s why only Meizu was able to release exynos powered flagship last year, and It seems to be the same this year for HelioX30.

      Stop criticizing mtk and mtk-powered devices because you know nothing about MTK.

      • Zero

        Wait… X30 at 100 dollars? Where?
        SD 835 is at 85 at worst!!!
        And 820 is currently at 60 dollars…. Helio X20 is at 30 dollars… Even with Power VR, the Helio X30 should cost at worst 75 dollars since is a VERY decent chip.

        For me Mediatek should rework the Helio X30 for 12 nm sacrifying some Mhz of speed (and some GPU power) but making it a very viable chip. At 50 dollars would be a perfect SD 660 killer.

        • z4ck

          Stop there. s820 is $70 and it is build on 14nm. s835 is 10nm. How can it be $85 ?

          “`For me Mediatek should rework the Helio X30 for 12 nm sacrifying some …“`
          For me ?? LOL
          MediaTek announced their HelioX30 more than 10 months ago and its details was unveiled then. If you didn’t know about its details, don’t make mention of that. It’s been a long time from their release and now you say “For me Mediatek should rework the Helio X30” …. what a joke

        • Simion-Florin

          Zero, from what i heard, the Mtk X20 is priced at 20$ not 30, Mediatek dropped the prices of their socs.

          • AbdulB1

            MTK still is shit without source code

          • balcobomber25

            Prices vary based on who is buying them. There isn’t one set price for SoC’s. The more you buy, the cheaper you pay.

        • AbdulB1

          I have doubts about SD820 costing 60 USD.

      • balcobomber25

        1. Higher clock speed doesn’t necessarily mean higher performance.

        2. Prices for chips are never released to the public and they aren’t the same for every company. Xiaomi for instance pays a lot less for chips than Ulefone does because they will buy at least 10x as many, and usually more. Quoting prices that you heard is useless as it only applies to that phone/company.

        3. The Standard Essential Patents doesn’t prevent companies from releasing phones with other chips. Xiaomi releases phones with Qualcomm, they release phones with Mediatek and they even released a phone this year with their own processor. And they aren’t the only company that does that. There are over a dozen companies that use both Qualcomm and Mediatek.

        What the Standard Essential Patents are mainly about is CDMA technology. If you want to create a phone that runs on CDMA (Verizon for instance in the US) you either have to use a Qualcomm chip or you have to buy the Qualcomm patents. The problem is Qualcomm has refused to sell those patents to companies using chips other than their own. This is the biggest reason that Samsung uses Exnyos in the S phones for every country except for the CDMA ones which use Snapdragon chips. If it wasn’t for the CDMA networks they would exclusively use their own chips. And it’s the same reason that the FTC and the KTC are currently suing Qualcomm.

        • AbdulB1

          CDMA is an old standard and will be dumped for newer ones like LTE, VoLTE

          • balcobomber25

            Eventually, it will be killed off and none of this will really matter but until it is officially ended which is expected to be in 2019, Qualcomm will continue their monopoly on networks like Verizon and China’s major networks.

          • AbdulB1

            Chinese CDMA isn’t the same as Verizon’s. They have some differences. And all phones in China sold now can run on any network there

          • balcobomber25

            Its different technology but they share one thing in common: Qualcomm. Qualcomm owns the majority of CDMA in Patents in China as well as the US.

        • z4ck

          1. “`Higher clock speed doesn’t necessarily mean higher performance.“`
          Of course I know that. Microarchitecture is the other factor. But I said that because we all know that P25 and P30 have the same microarchitecture even though they have some differences in gpu, modem, etc. In terms of CPU performance, P25 will be higher due to its higher clock.

          2.“`Prices for chips are never released to the public“`
          the price of snapdragon450 is released to be $10.50. Read more anandtech’s analysis.

          3.“`Xiaomi releases phones with Qualcomm, they release phones with Mediatek“`
          I said “flagship”. Apparently you didn’t know about this fact. What was last year’s most expensive MediaTek phone ?
          – Meizu Pro6, Meizu MX6
          Then, have you ever asked to yourself why ?
          Have you ever asked to yourself why Meizu is the only company who released exynos8890 powered device despite the fact that it was even better that s820 ?

          Many companies have been trying to accuse qualcomm for antitrust violations but qualcomm has been defending by accusing others for patent infringement.

        • z4ck

          In addition, qualcomm has LTE cats patent too. They have accused MediaTek several times for patent infringement.

      • AbdulB1

        MTK is shit because of no source code for ROM development. period. it has nothing to do with their performance.

  • balcobomber25

    If it was all Blue it would look a lot better.

    • AbdulB1

      Le Max 2 is still better

      • balcobomber25

        I had the Le S3 and it was a decent phone but the camera and battery life were both terrible. The audio was amazing though.

        • AbdulB1

          Le s3 MTK or qualcomm?

          • balcobomber25

            Qualcomm (SD652), part of their failed attempt to enter the US market. Overall I liked the phone but the software definitely needed some work.

          • AbdulB1

            I have only heard praise for 150 dollar price point but if you are in the US then 200 dollar refub or 240 new Le Pro3 is better choice IMHO. It has same shitty camera but huge battery and SD821.

          • AbdulB1

            I have Le max 2 it has OIS but 3100 mah battery for 5.7 inch 2k screen is not enough. too bad

    • jimberkas

      i kinda like the two colors, but hate the gold band in the middle. Did you ever buy the first edition T1?
      I am currently using the Le S3 as my main phone. I can’t complain about battery but pretty disappointed with the camera. Tried using it outside yesterday and could barely see the screen at full brightness. My cheap ZTE Zmax Pro was way better in the light and I’ve kind of started using it more than the S3. Still quite interested in the Ulefone T1

      • balcobomber25

        I did, it is waiting for me at home in the US. I have been on an extended trip to India and China the past 2 months. I was using the Nubia Z17 for a bit but like my last experience with Nubia it was the same story, great hardware ruined by terrible software. I sold it after less than a month. My current phones in use are:

        Oppo R11 – Work
        Xioami Redmi Note 4x – Personal

        I am considering a Mate 9 or LG V20 because I really miss using a huge phablet.

        • j m

          thank god you like a big screen too ! I love 6,5 or more and we should not call it phablet any more. The future is big screens: min. 6,0 and more !
          until foldable screens come out.

          • balcobomber25

            I am seriously considering an LG V20 because of its size and because the V30 is really just an upgraded G6.

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