Today, we’re going to share the story of a phone you’ve probably never heard of.
That phone is priced at $100 and has tech specs that kill most flagships. It also comes with a 4,000 mAh battery.
Oh, and did I mention that there are only 1,000 of the devices available? So you’re going to need to act quickly.
As spotted by Stuff.tv, the Umi Touch “could be as big a game-changer as the OnePlus One.”
The phone is manufactured in China and comes with premium-quality specs. Fortunately for you, that doesn’t mean a premium price. The current discount price is $99 USD, although the phone will go on sale for its full retail price in March for $170 USD.
To get the $99 promotion price, you need to sign up through the Umi partner program, where the first 1,000 partners get a big discount.
Is this a gimmick just like the OnePlus One’s “invite only” registration process? Or is this an easy way to get an amazing smartphone? Let’s take a closer look at the specs behind the Umi Touch.
Tech Specs for the Umi Touch
Should you really be getting excited for the Umi Touch? Here are some of the phone’s most important tech specs you should know about:
-Android 6.0 Marshmallow (which is still surprisingly rare on cheaper Androids)
-5.5 inch full HD display
-13MP rear camera (made by Sony)
-MediaTek CPU with an octa-core chip
-4,000 mAh battery
What’s the Catch?
The only apparent catch to this offer is that the $99 offer expires 5 days from now, with the first 1,000 phones being sent to customers on February 17.
After that date, the price bumps back up to $180 USD on the 18th of February, with the remaining phones shipping on March 20.
Of course, like other cheaper smartphones, the Umi Touch probably won’t be getting lots of updates in the near future. Umi doesn’t have the same development staff as a company like Samsung and LG, and even these giants push out updates slowly.
One Redditor on /r/Android had a good response to that update problem:
That is a very good point.
If you don’t mind the lack of updates and the lack of super high-end processing power, then $99 for an unlocked Android like this seems to be quite the steal.