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Umidigi F1: 6.3-inch smartphone with Helio P60, dual 16MP-8MP primary camera, 5150 mAh battery and a notch for $199


Not much is known about this Chinese company, but with their F1 smartphone – they might just be the next best thing in this already crowded industry.

Let us begin by taking a closer look at the company itself.

According to Wikipedia:

Umidigi (formerly known as UMI) is a Chinese Mobile Phone firm based in Shenzhen City. Umidigi mainly designs smartphones. It was registered in Feb 2012 and their first phone was launched in July of that year, which was known as the Umi X1.

Umidigi, is for those that expect more from their smartphone than a run-of-the-mill experience. It is here, where the art of technology and life convene.

They are committed to focusing on premium products, differentiating innovation, achieving technological breakthroughs, bringing the latest technology to consumers and striving to realise dreams for people.

How can they stay under the radar for all these years is a mystery waiting to unravel?

Now that we have got acquainted with the Umidigi company, let’s scrutinise further what they have in store for us with the F1:

  • 6.3-inch Full HD+ LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio or ~409 ppi density
  • Fullview display
  • Mediatek MT6771 Helio P60 (12 nm) chipset, Octa-core (4x2.0 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4x2.0 GHz Cortex-A53) processor, Mali-G72 MP3 graphics and 4GB RAM
  • Dual 16MP primary camera with f/1.7 aperture, 1/2.8", 1.12µm and PDAF + 8MP with dual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR and panorama
  • 16MP secondary camera with f/2.0 aperture and HDR
  • 128GB internal storage + microSD expansion slot up to 256GB maximum
  • Android Pie 9.0
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 5150 mAh battery with Fast battery charging
  • Dual-sim and 4G LTE
  • January 2019 release date
  • USD 199 price tag

We seem to have a gem within our reach with the Umidigi F1 over here. Starting with the obvious, it features a 6.3-inch FHD+ waterdrop display with remarkable 92.7% screen-to-body ratio, and with in-cell and LTPS technology, supporting a full screen of sharp clarity and vivid colour. The seamless design gives you a wide view to exploring the world.

Under the hood of the Umidigi F1 is the 12nm octa-core AI processor Helio P60, paired with a lightning fast Octa-core (4x2.0 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4x2.0 GHz Cortex-A53) processor, Mali-G72 MP3 graphics and 4GB RAM. This combination ensures a speedy operating experience with optimised power consumption and less heat. It acts like the rational brain of your smartphone, helping your smartphone deal with tasks smartly and swiftly.

Moving on to the camera side of things, the Umidigi F1 sports a delightful dual 16MP+8MP primary camera setup with all the bells and whistles of a great camera shooter. The flagship-grade f/1.7 big aperture together with the new software algorithm, work together to produce astonishing photos, allowing you to cherish your best memories in the quality they deserve. Then there’s the 16MP selfie camera to cater for your selfies and making it a complete offering.

Another great feat shown by the Umidigi F1 is with its huge 5150 mAh battery capacity. Being one of the largest among all other smartphones, no more worries about running out of juice. When the time comes to plug it in, the 18W Fast charging replenishes the massive power swiftly. You can now do more and charge less.

Finally, the latest Android Pie 9.0 operating system is found on the Umidigi F1. This ensures that you have the latest software will all the latest features, enhancements and optimisations.


Umidigi F1 needs all the spotlight it can find, and it might do very well in the international market. It hit all the right marks, more so on its affordable pricing. With that kind of money, you get a large 6.3-inch Full HD+ LTPS IPS LCD screen, good mid-range performance, good dual 16MP+8MP primary camera, large 128GB internal storage and a huge 5150 mAh battery out of it.

Umidigi F1 had just been released for just USD 199. You get to choose three colours: Black, Red and Gold.

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