After a long time of rumors and leaks, UMIDIGI has finally announced their highly anticipated UMIDIGI Z2/Z2 Pro flagship phones. The major features of the Z2 Series are that it features gradient twilight color, Helio P60 AI-driven chipset(Helio P23 for the Z2), quad 16MP/8MP AI camera, and 15W world’s fastest wireless charge.
Design and Display
When it comes to the front design, the Z2 Series seems quite similar to the Huawei P20. It measures 153.4 x 74.4 x 8.3 mm and weighs 165 grams (slighter more than the Huawei P20 series, although the Z2 Pro is lighter). The two flagships adopt a 6.2″ 19:9 FHD+ super full-display, has 90% screen-to-body ratio, it features 7000-series aluminum frame, and four-sided glass body which enables easy wireless charging.
What’s more, a smartphone that comes in gradient colors catches the eye. So they come in three colors, Black, Twilight, and Phantom. The twilight and phantom versions sport an innovative gradient finish on the back of the phone.
Performance, Variants, and Software
The Helio P60 chipset coupled with multi-core AI Processing Unit powers the UMIDIGI Z2 Pro. And it supports dual fast charging, wired and especially 15W Qi fast wireless charging, which is fastest in the world. The wireless charging pad made for the Z2 Pro can be also used for charging other Qi compatible phones. Both phones can be fully charged within 70 minutes via the 18W fast wired charging and within just 100 minutes using the 15W fast wireless charging.
Here are all the variants of the UMIDIGI Z2 Series:
- 6GB RAM + 64GB Storage for the UMIDIGI Z2
- 6GB RAM + 128GB Storage for the UMIDIGI Z2 Pro
Both feature a microSD card slot for extra storage and both run on stock Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box.
AI Dual Camera and Selfie Camera
The UMIDIGI Z2 series is the first phone in its series to feature a dual camera on both sides. The main rear camera features an f/2.0 aperture 16MP Samsung sensor. It is coupled with a secondary 8MP one which is specially designed for shooting in the dark and is an incredibly powerful combination to take clearer photos in low-light conditions. The rear camera combo can capture impressive bokeh effect shots by effectively blurring the background and focusing more on the subject. All this with the help of AI of the Helio P60 SoC.
The 16MP/8MP dual selfie Sony camera is also capable of snapping amazing bokeh effect shots through AI. Both phones support face unlock through the front camera.
Besides the face unlock, both the Z2 and Z2 Pro sport a fingerprint reader on the back. The connectivity features available on the UMIDIGI Z2 series include global bands as it supports 7 network modes and 36 global bands, dual-SIM, dual 4G/LTE in both slots simultaneously, and USB Type-C. Also, the Pro version sports an NFC sensor.
The presale of UMIDIGI Z2 will start soon starting at $249.99, a$50 off discount on Gearbest while the presale for the Z2 Pro will start one month later. Check here to get more details UMIDIGI Z2 Series.
Key Specifications of UMIDIGI Z2 Series
|Models||UMIDIGI Z2 Pro||UMIDIGI Z2|
|Display||6.2-inch Full HD+ (1080 x 2246) LCD IPS screen ● Aspect ratio: 19:9 ● Pixel density: 403 ppi (pixels per inch)||6.2-inch Full HD+ (1080 x 2246) LCD IPS screen ● Aspect ratio: 19:9 ● Pixel density: 403 ppi (pixels per inch)|
|OS||Stock Android 8.1||Stock Android 8.1|
|Processor||Helio P60 octa-core (4 x 2.0GHz Cortex A73 + 4 x 2.0GHz Cortex A53), AI Processing Unit||Helio P23 octa-core (4 x 2.0GHz Cortex A53 + 4 x 1.5GHz Cortex A53)|
|GPU||ARM Mali G72 MP3 800MHz||ARM Mali G71 MP2 700MHz|
|Camera||● Main: 16MP (F2.0)+8MP,Samsung sensor, autofocus (PDAF), Dual LED flash, 4K video recording ● Front: 16MP+8MP with F2.0 aperture, Sony sensor, video recording 1080p||● Main: 16MP (F2.0)+8MP,Samsung sensor, autofocus (PDAF), Dual LED flash, 4K video recording ● Front: 16MP+8MP with F2.0 aperture, Sony sensor, video recording 1080p|
|Battery||3,650mAh Fast charging 18W Fast wireless charging 15W||4,050mAh Fast charging 18W|
|Network||Dual 4G-LTE||Dual 4G-LTE|
|Add-ons||NFC,Global bands,Fingerprint sensor, single/dual SIM (type: nano), Bluetooth v4.0, Wi-Fi, Type-C USB port, GPS/GLONASS||Global bands, Fingerprint sensor, single/dual SIM (type: nano), Bluetooth v4.0, Wi-Fi, Type-C USB port, GPS/GLONASS|
|Dimensions||153.4 x 74.4 x 8.3 mm||153.4 x 74.4 x 8.3 mm|
|Colors||Black/ Twilight/ Phantom||Black/ Twilight/ Phantom|
|Price||–||$299.99 (Presale price $249.99)|