All eyes were on the UMi Zero 2 smartphone last July, the first time we saw the Chinese smartphone was revealed to the public. The main reason for the hype was its secondary E-Ink display. To everyone’s disappointment, though, it seems that unique feature is now gone, something the industry found out after a second teaser from October.
We have no idea what could have led to this change, but it is certainly sad news, as this secondary screen was one of the upcoming phone’s main selling points. But despite the lack of the dual-display set-up, UMi is still pushing forward with the phone and its specs have been revealed today.
Phone Arena has gotten in touch with UMi and received the latest info on the internals. Now we know the phone will come with a 5.2-inch Super AMOLED display with a QHD (2560x1440p) resolution. Inside you will find a MediaTek Helio X20 processor and 4 GB of RAM – components which should definitely help keep things running smoothly enough (mid-to-high-end level). In the storage department we also have plenty of room to store all the goodies. The UMi Zero 2 is said to come with 64 GB of internal storage.
And UMi is said to have gone as far as revealing the price, which does go right in line with the whole mid-to-high-end range theme. The phone will cost only $299. Not bad at all, right? I would certainly pay extra cash for that secondary E-Ink display in the back, but it’s still a good option. Now we just have to worry about other factors, such as UMi’s performance when it comes to pushing out updates.
But what do you guys think of this phone? Was its main attraction the second screen? Do you care that it’s gone? Hit the comments to share your thoughts!