Chinese smartphone brand UMIDIGI is gradually becoming a dependable brand in the budget and premium mid-range segment. The firm has to its name products like the UMIDIGI One series and Z2 series which it refers to as budget flagship phones. That list has gotten expanded as the company recently launched the UMIDIGI F1 under an all-new series. The F1 will come with top of the pack specs which includes Android 9 Pie OS. This would make the F1 the first UMIDIGI phone to come with the stock Android 9 Pie out of the box.
The Android 9.0 Pie OS onboard the device brings lots of features that are not available on other UMIDIGI phones. Some of the key features include; adaptive battery, adaptive brightness, gesture navigation, notch support, app actions, new app switcher, among others. The most impressive aspect is the incredible battery life which the new OS brings to the device.
Apart from that, the UMIDIGI F1 is powered by a MediaTek Helio P60 premium mid-range chipset which comes with artificial intelligence (AI). According to UMIDIGI, the AI plays a huge role and it improves battery and brightness a lot in Android Pie. The Adaptive Battery function powered by AI learns how you like to use your phone, so the apps and services you don’t use as much aren’t a battery drain. While the Adaptive Brightness feature learns how you like to set brightness and automatically adjusts it. Thus the monstrous 5,150mAh battery onboard the UMIDIGI F1 will give you longlasting usage time on a single charge. You also get an 18W fast charger which will ensure refuelling the battery would be at a supersonic speed.
Specs wise, the UMIDIGI F1 features a 6.3-inch FHD+ waterdrop notch-bearing in-cell LTPS display with a resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels. It is powered by a MediaTek Helio P60(64 bit) Octa-Core AI processor coupled with 4GB of LPDDR4X RAM and a Mali-G72 GPU for graphics-intensive tasks. The F1 also comes with 128GB of internal storage with up to 256GB expansion via microSD. Furthermore, the F1 packs a 16MP + 8MP dual camera setup at the rear with f/1.7 aperture while at the front is a 16MP selfie shooter. The device also comes with NFC for contactless payment.
UMIDIGI F1 will be on open sale from January 7, 2019, with an incredible starting price of $199. For an Helio P60-powered phone which such specs lineup, the pricing is pretty impressive and would likely be a value for money purchase. You can also participate in the giveaway programme were 10 lucky fans will go home with a unit of the F1 each. You can check out all the details about the F1 and join the giveaway on their official website from here.