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UMI X2, a quad-core 1080p smartphone for $260

Looks like we have another Chinese electronics company to watch out for as it has just announced its 5-inch quad-core flagship with a full HD display and a price tag of about $260, the UMI X2.


The UMI X2 sports a 5-inch 1080p IPS display, a 13 megapixel camera, 3 megapixel front-facing, 32GB of internal storage, microSD card support, 3G, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS, and dual-SIM/dual-standby capabilities. Powering the device is a MediaTek MTK6589 quad-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz, 2GB of RAM, a PowerVR SGX544 GPU, and a 2,500 mAh battery. It runs Android 4.1 Jellybean out of the box with a planned upgrade to Android 4.2

The UMI X2 is slated for release in the Indian market between March 15 to 20 with a price tag of INR14,000 ($260) or around Php10,500. Now that’s what you call high-performance at a low cost. Let’s just hope that this smartphone lands locally.


This article was written by Louie Diangson, Managing Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

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41 Responses

  1. consumer says:

    great phone specs wise. nice to have this phone. :)

  2. rafsison says:

    Wow, dreamphone. Perfect specs for me. Sana po mareview nyo ito, Sir Yuga, bago dumating sa Pinas. =)

  3. evollove says:

    What I want to see is MyPhone importing the new Micromax A116 Canvas HD that sports similar specs as the X2 (just a bit weaker though). They renamed Micromax’s A110 Canvas 2 into their A919, we need a Pinoy-branded quad-core phone. With Jellybean 4.1 and a 4.2 update on the way.

    • bilbao baggins says:

      sana nga… at sana nga tangalin na nila yung baduy na logo sa likod. lols

    • Ex-Alodian Knight says:

      No, some people still want the map sa likod (like me), consumers should have the option of buying the handset with or without the map. Pay a few pesos more for a mapless back cover.

  4. rhk111 says:

    I agree, this phone has incredible value for money. Quad-Core, 2GB RAM, 32GB Internal Storage, IPS and Full HD Display and Jelly Bean for only P10k? Those are absolutely fantastic specs, for an absolutely fantastic price.

  5. Smokescreen says:

    Great specs and great price. Hopefully there would be a local warranty and service center as well.

  6. johnonline says:

    wow… yun lang.. sana meron magrelease niyan dito..

  7. Chris says:

    Looks like S3 at first glimpse hehe

  8. John says:

    Stop buying/promoting China made products!

    • garz says:

      They shouldn’t, unless it’s counterfeit. Other than than that I don’t see any reason why they should. But still, this article is pointless since this phone will never be available in the country.

    • So will all stop buying/promoting all iPhone and iPad because they are made in China?

    • Sonofa says:

      Yung mayari ng Cherry Mobile, Chinese sa Myphone Chinese din… Pati Torque…

      pati chinaphones…

  9. Levi says:

    @John – totally agree; we should shun Chinese companies in protest of their atrocious Nine Dash Line map that includes our Kalayaan Islands.
    @yuga – please minimize posting products that are natively Chinese, those that have no chance of being marketed here :D

    • garz says:

      You should already know that this act is obviously ridiculous. What is the Philippines compared to the rest of the foreign markets? I’m not saying the Chinese have the right to claim these islands, but loss of the Philippine market would hardly have any effect in their economy. And besides, almost 90% of all the products you see around you were made in China.

    • Ex-Alodian Knight says:

      *facepalm* when politics is added into a tech blog.

    • toto says:

      self-opinionated individuals! so childish! if thre’s no chinese products can you afford guys to buy that so called expensive gadgets? the fact is not all chinese products are bad? infact chinese brand such huawei and zte are in the list of smartphone makers in the world? would you think they would be in the list if people are not buying their products? people are buying them coz they are good and competitive when it comes to specs and performance!

    • lilboyblue says:

      nahilo ako dun ah, sandali..

  10. lee says:

    john and Levi.. alam niyo? masyadong kaung bitter… magisip muna kayo bago magpost… alam niu ba kung para si yugatech? para sa gadget review not promoting… mga walang utak! sana maging open minded naan kayo…

  11. Singkit! says:

    pakyu lolong!

  12. rk says:

    kung ang cherry mobile ang mag-release nito locally. bibilhin nyo ba???

    • manong_nicanor says:

      Of course, yes! As long as they bring this phone at a price equal or lower than the SRP of this phone.

  13. cram says:

    SGX544 + 1080p? no thanks

  14. anOnymous says:

    a taste of samsung own medisinn

  15. syracuse says:

    that graphics chip is a no-no for me…it wont stand up to the rigors of today’s HD-3D games,plus the hi-res screen..

    • Toni says:

      The PowerVR product line was originally introduced to compete in the desktop PC market for 3D hardware accelerators with a product with a better price/performance ratio than existing products like those from 3dfx Interactive.

      Samsung Galaxy S IV use PowerVR SGX 544 graphics
      Exynos 5 Octa confirmed use PowerVR SGX 544 GPU

  16. MajorProblem says:

    441 ppi yan tapos binase ata sa a7 ,

  17. iconic says:

    I am waiting for the release of umi X2 here in china.
    You can check their first model umi x1, cheap and great specs!

  18. salevonaisa says:

    Battery life nyan mga 3-5 hours malamang. 40nm node pa ang graphics.

  19. Kent Ryan says:

    bakit pa nagdedevelop ng china na phone ang mga brand dito sa PH? bakit di na lang sila magkaroon ng sariling “TOUCH” para naman hindi pa rin pagkamalang android na galing china? Dapat mas magaling na ang tao sa pinas na gumawa ng sarili nila imbis na nagiimport pa sila? DIBA?

    • juapao says:

      Tama kayo jan sir Kent! parang cherry mobile mahilig mag-import and have it rebranded. im not against their products it’s just that they are local brands, so why not make their own hardware diba? Like their CM Flare is the Karbonn a9 in other country. If they’re going to make a Philippine made hardware and software in that sense i can be more proud of having it.

    • Richrd says:

      mahal kc magtayo ng business sa pilipinas, lalu n mga gnitong klaseng factory.. daming taxes.tapos labor dito sa pilipinas mahal, mas mura kung mag iimport nlng,

  20. drew says:

    kapag po ba binili to sa ibang bansa tapos dinala dito sa pinas , gagana po kaya ung mga sim network natin? thanks

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