UMI has finally launched its security focused smartphone dubbed the UMI Iron Pro. As evident from the branding ‘Iron', the device comes with a metal unibody design.
Apparently the UMI Iron Pro has been crafted out of a single piece of aircraft grade magnesium-aluminum alloy. But doesn't this device look rather reminiscent of a device from Micromax? Yes, you guessed it right the UMI Iron Pro has a similar body as seen in the Micromax Turbo, albeit without the fingerprint sensor below the camera.
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Nevertheless the device comes with a 5.5" Full HD (1920x1080p) LTPS display with a 403ppi. Under the hood is an octa core Mediatek 6753 SoC with cores clocked at 1.3GHz each along with Mali T720 GPU. This is the same chip as found in the Meizu M2 Note. Other than that the UMI Iron Pro comes with a 3GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage and a Hybrid SIM card slot (you can replace one of the SIMs with a MicroSD card).
The USP of the security focused UMU device however lies in the fingerprint reader at the back of the device and an EyePrint ID. According to company statement the fingerprint reader can unlock the device in just 32 secs. Additionally the Eyeprint Sensor on the front of the device uses the unique veins in your eyes for authentication. There is also a USB Type C port.
The optics department of the UMI Iron Pro are handled by a 13MP f/2.0 Sony IMX214 camera which comes with a dual LED Flash. This is complimented by an 8MP f/2.2 selfie snapper (OV8858) which further comes with a LED Flash.
The Iron Pro further boasts a decided headphone amplifier which promises users a noise free experience. To power the 5.5" display and octa core SoC is a 3100mAh Li-Poly battery which isn't removable on the go.
The UMI Iron Pro is now available for sale via UmiDigi at $180 (Rs 11,700 approx.)