With Canvas Viva A72, Micromax tried its best to lower price of the phablet phone but it was finally priced at Rs 7,000. Umi Mobiles a China based smartphone vendor has come up with their few devices launch in India starting with Umi X2 the quad core phone and Umi S1 smartphone very recently. They have now extended their portfolio of smartphones by launching UMI XE smartphone.
UMI XE is the cheapest phablet available in India right now. While the price of the device is kept so low, it clearly indicates that you need to sacrifice some or the specifications, although Umi XE hasn’t done bad either with XE phablet phone. Let’s check out what Umi XE has got us behind the hoods.
It’s equipped with 5 inches TFT touchscreen display with 16 million color display and providing 800 x 480 pixels resolution. It will be powered with MediaTek MTK6517 single core processor clocked at 1 Ghz and supported with 256 MB RAM. Interestingly PowerVR SGX 531 supports the graphical acceleration here and 128 MB internal memory is too low although micro SD card slot supports 16 GB storage capacity.
It will be a dual SIM smartphone although none of them is with 3G support and you should be satisfied with 2G network itself on both the SIM. For internet access, WiFi would be a better option for you. Interestingly we see dual camera with 2 mega pixel primary camera with LED flash and VGA front facing camera. And on top of that, packing all these specifications, Umi Mobiles has brought up Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS out of box providing crisp and better user interface.
UMI XE has following specifications –
- 5 inches TFT touchscreen display
- 800 x 480 pixels resolution
- 1GHz MediaTek MTK6517 single core processor
- 256 MB RAM
- PowerVR SGX 531 GPU
- 128 MB internal storage
- Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS
- Dual SIM GSM + GSM support
- 2 mega pixel rear camera with LED flash
- Front facing VGA camera
- 2050 mAh battery
- WiFi, 2G, Bluetooth, 3.5 mm headset jack
- 32 Gb micro SD card support
- Bluetooth v4.0
It will be available in both White / Black color variants and it’s priced at magical Rs 4,999. Umi Mobiles is directly selling it via their India site.
For those who are looking to buy Umi XE smartphones, they should know that they are going with a device which doesn’t have aGPS, no 3G support and you have to manage with GPRS with EDGE along with low internal storage space as well. And Umi Mobile provides 2 x 2050 mAh batteries with this package set at Rs 5,000. Not bad either as package content still includes earphone, screen protector, leather case and the handset as well.