The UMi Z, the first phone to offer the Helio X27 deca-core CPU, is dressed in metal and sports a 5.5-inch display with impressively thin side bezels.


For the first time, UMi mobile released a full metal body, with only the two thin antenna lines in plastic for signal reception. Having a full metal body will mean having a uniformity of colors and materials which is impossible to get when using plastic parts.

The battery of the UMi Z is made by Sony, and is 3,780mAh, which, combined with the Helio’s promised power-saving capabilities, should have an average user lasting for two days.

The UMi Z and UMi Plus E ships with a “pure” Android 6 Marshmallow installed — this means no heavy re-skins and no plethora of system-bogging features. UMi promises that the handset will get patched to Android 7 Nougat in the next few months via an OTA update.