While ZTE, the second largest mobile vendor in the China has no plans to foray in the Indian market officially, however, there are many other well known Chinese manufacturers who are seeking interest in the nation in order to secure sales with the debut of their entry level and mid range smartphone offerings.
The latest one to debut is UMI Mobile. The China based company, which has stepped into the already haunted Indian smartphone market recently, is now planning to launch two handsets in the competitive market space at reasonable price tags - UMI X1 and X2.
In a recent development, the manufacturer unveiled both the phones on its official Facebook India page, revealing that UMI X1 would be a dual core smartphone priced at Rs 9,999, on the other hand X2 is a quad core phablet, which would be reportedly priced at Rs 12,999 approximately.
Moreover, UMI has also disclosed that X2 will be available for pre-booking after February 15 and will be released by March 2013.
X2 - Key Specifications
As far as specs are concerned, X2 will come boasting a 5 inch multi-touch capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, 1.2GHz Cortex A7 MediaTek MT6589 processor with PowerVR SGX544 GPU, 2GB RAM, 32GB onboard storage, no micro SD card slot, 13MP rear camera, 1.9MP front camera for video chatting sessions, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, micro USB, GPS and a 2,500 mAh Li-Po battery.
X1 - Key Specifications
Coming to X1, it is a dual SIM smartphone with decent specifications including a 4.5 inch IPS display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 protected with AGC Tempered Glass, 1GHz MediaTek MTK6577 dual core processor with PowerVR SGX 531 GPU, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS, 1GB RAM, 4GB internal storage, micro SD card slot, 3G, WI-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, 8MP rear camera, 2MP front camera for video calling and 1,750 mAh battery. The handset will be priced at Rs 9,999 as mentioned earlier and will come in Black, Pink and White color options. Reportedly, X1 booking will commence soon.
By launching two multi-core Jelly Bean handsets with pretty decent specifications, UMI will definitely compete with the other budget Jelly Bean offerings in India. Moreover, it could also become a stiff challenger to the other Chinese handset vendors including Gfive, Neo, Meizu and more.