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UMi Rome X: The Younger Brother of UMi Rome for $50

Recently, we argued about the UMi Rome, a perfect mid-tier terminal for an affordable price of just $90. If, you think that is surprising, then surely you don’t know about the release of new UMi Rome X. Well, UMi Rome X is the younger brother of Rome, you can say it as the mini version.

For UMI, providing a phone with Octa-core processor, metal construction and 3 GB of RAM under $100 is not a big deal. But, how about the same phone with same specs but less power at an incredible price of $50? A dream, which we’ll think can’t be true. Thus, UMi took this as a challenge and invented UMi Rome X, the world’s cheapest metal phone.

UMi Rome X

UMi Rome X: Same Chassis, Same Cameras, Less performance

The history of UMi Rome X is not too complicated because we have an identical chassis to the model without the tagline X. A whole metal body, an aluminum chassis with 2.5D edges on the back looks simply perfect. This chassis still further wraps a 5.5-inch screen LTPS (no AMOLED this time) with a discrete HD resolution 1280 * 720 pixels (267 ppi). We have the same thickness of 7.9 mm. 

UMi Rome X

While talking about photography, both cameras of UMi Rome X are same as the previous model. For your information, the rear camera is still 13 Mp (interpolated) but in actual is 8 MP. The sensor embedded in this phone is Sony IMX179 with double flash. Meanwhile, the front one is 2 MP (nothing special about it, so better not to discuss).

The twist comes inside the UMi Rome X when we bring hardware and connectivity under the spotlight. This is where we lose the interest. The heart of the phone is MediaTek MT6580 Soc packed with @ 1.30 GHz Cortex cores consisting of 4 A-7 @ 1.30 GHz. The SoC is supported by 1 GB of RAM (a humble GB).  It also suffered cuts in the storage capacity, which is 8 GB but luckily it is expandable through a Micro-SD card.

UMi Rome X

Other specs include the 2500 mAh in the original model. Due to the less power consumption of the 1 GB RAM, Half HD display, and Quad Core processor, the phone will continue to run for more hours as compared to the original one. And the operating system is solely Android Lollipop (v 5.1.1). According to UMi the updates to Marshmallow v 6.0 will be available at the start of 2016.

Conclusion:

In short UMi Rome X is a mid-way between low-end and high-end terminal. Although, the specs are a little bit different and low from the original UMi Rome. But, these features are the best when it comes to the price tag of $50. No phone can dare to compete with it in under $50 category.

The UMi Rome X will be available for booking from next January 11. We will inform to your readers including the price and availability. So, stay tuned…

Update 2/23/16: UMi  Rome X is available for a price little bit high 59.99 USD from the below site:

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Started blogging at the age of 18, Roman is a techie with 3 years of blogging, SEO, and Wordpress experience, totally opposite of his health & nutrition career. He is a die-hard Xiaomi fan and an avid gamer, working hard to provide valuable information regarding Tech & Gadgets. You can contact him on this email: [email protected]

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9 Comments

  1. This phone is good but i wait for Bluboo Maya. this is better, Bluboo Maya is come with Android 6.0, Sony camera sensor+ quick focus, 13MP+5MP cameras, Customized Face beauty APP, 2GB+16GB, 5.5” HD IPS TFT display, Back cover design, Metal frame4.35V battery core, 3000mAh battery, Dual SIM Dual Standby. friends i think this is good phone and i watch regularly http://www.bluboo.com.cn/ for buy this phone.

  2. With $69.99 pre-sale price the device will be came out with 2 GB of super RAM into the markets Get Ready for it!

  3. Umi Rome X – Good, modern phone, is bad that in it there is no support of the modern networks 4G. I think now to buy Uhans A101 – in it there is a support 4G, works for the Android 6.0.

  4. well my choice is DOOGEE Y6 . it support 4g+ and comes with 4 gb ram and 64 gb rom … so why we should not try this ? it has 13 mp samsung camera and 8 mp front camera..it has ips display technology and 2.5 d curve screen !!! it come with beautiful colors 🙂 so give it a try

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