Yes guys, I'm not joking, you read the title very right. A Chinese Mobile manufacturer just announced the Umi Rome, a market shaking sub USD 100 smartphone that packs never before heard specs for the asking price at just USD 89.99.
|Umi Rome camera|
You wanna know what's inside this handset? We'll it's pretty basic for phones with up to more than 4x the price. It boast a 5.5 inch HD AMOLED screen, 64 bit 1.3 GHz MT6753 octa core chipset, HUGE 3 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage expandable up to 128 GB and an understandable not that big 2,500 mAh of battery capacity.
|Umi Rome back|
Connectivity-wise you get a dual band WiFi adapter, Bluetooth 4.1 chip and an LTE connectivity. This handset also has a 13 MP Sony IMX164 sensor with dual LED flash at the back and 2 MP selfie shooter in front.
Umi Rome Specs
Display: 5.5 Inch HD AMOLED 1280 x 720 resolution w/ 2.5D curved screen
CPU: 1.3 GHz 64 Bit MT6753 octa core processor
GPU: Mali T720
RAM: 3 GB
ROM: 16 GB expandable via micro SD card slot up to 64 GB
Back Camera: 13 MP Sony IMX 164 w/ dual LED flash
Selfie Camera: 2 MP
Battery: 2,500 mAh
OS: Android 5.1 Lollipop
Connectivity: WiFi, 3G, LTE, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, A GPS, Dual SIM
Others: Metal frame
Dimensions: 153.8 x 77 x 7.9mm
Weight: 177 g
Price: USD 89.99 (Around 4,500 Pesos)
Again, somebody PLEASE bring this here!
Overall, those specs, materials used and features can give several higher end devices a run for their money. I'm now hoping that somebody from our Philippine based brands / manufacturers / dealers to have the initiative bring this here or at least match it.
As of now there's still no word about the availability of this metal clad handset in China and globally.