UMI Phones launched in Nepal

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    UMI, a Chinese smartphone brand, has launched three new smartphones in Nepal. The models that are launched are Iron Pro, Rome, and Emax Mini. Like other Chinese smartphone manufacturers, UMI follows the same principle of providing great hardware specs at an affordable price. UMI phones have set their mark with their premium metal build and unique hardware additions like the Iris scanner, stress, and heartbeat sensor. UMI is the fourth Chinese smartphone brand to officially enter the Nepali market after Huawei, Gionee, and Xiaomi.

    What’s even great about UMI is its openness towards the Android environment — UMI has a dedicated page for Rooting and Custom ROM’s. UMI phones support EMUI, HTC OS, YUN OS, LEWA OS to name few. Here are three smartphones UMI has launched in Nepal:

    1.UMI Iron Pro

    UMI Iron Pro is company’s flagship phone as it comes with a metal body and number of security features like Fingerprint, Retina & Voice Sensor. Despite featuring a full metal jacket and a 5.5-inch display, it is relatively light at 148gms and has a slim figure of 7.7mm thickness.

    Carrying a price tag of Rs. 28,000, the UMI Iron Pro actually packs in a really good set of specs. It has a 5.5-inch 1080p (1920 x 1080) display, along with 3GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage which is expandable up to 64GB via a microSD card. The 13-megapixel (Sony IMX214 Exmor RS) shooter is placed on the back of this phone, and an 8-megapixel (OmniVision OV8858) snapper can be found up front. The 3,100mAh battery is also a part of this package and has the latest USB Type-C port . It is available in Gray color option only, at least for now.


    • 5.5-inch FullHD 1080p LTPS Display at 401ppi
    • MT6753 Octacore CPU @1.3GHz
    • Android 5.1 Lollipop
    • 3 GB DDR3 RAM
    • 16 GB ROM expandable up to 64GB
    • 4G LTE Dual SIM
    • 13 MP Dual Flash Rear Camera
    • 8 MP Front Camera
    • 3100 mAh Battery

    2.UMI Rome

    UMI Rome is also a mid-range handset, and is priced at Rs. 22,000. This phone is made out of metal, but its hardware specifications are mid-range. It boasts a 5.5-inch 720P AMOLED display with 2.5D curved glass. The phone is fueled by an Octacore MediaTek MT6753 64-bit  processor, along with 3GB of LPDDR3 RAM and 16GB of internal storage which is expandable up to 64GB via a microSD card slot.

    The 13-megapixel camera (Sony’s IMX164 sensor) is placed on the back of the phone and a 2-megapixel snapper is available up front. The LED flash is placed on both the back and front side of this smartphone. Powering the phone is a 2500mAh non-removable battery.


    • 5.5 inch 720P HD AMOLED display at 267ppi
    • MediaTek MT6753 64Bit CPU @ 1.3GHz
    • Android 5.1 Lollipop
    • 3 GB DDR3 RAM
    • 16 GB ROM expandable up to 64GB
    • 4G LTE Dual Sim
    • 13 MP Rear Camera with Dual LED Flash 
    • 2 MP Front Camera with LED Flash
    • 2500mAh Battery

    3. UMI Emax Mini

    Unlike the Iron Pro and Rome, the UMI Emax Mini comes with a plastic build. However, it has got better internals like a 5.5-inch FullHD display and Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor. The Snapdragon 615 SoC posses better performance than the Mediatek unit. Other specs include 2GB of RAM, 16GB of expandable storage, and dual SIM slot with 4G LTE. The Camera here is a 13MP Sony IMX 214 with LED flash, and an 8MP selfie sensor. The phone is powered by 3050 mAh battery and carries a price tag of Rs. 24,000.

    UMI Emax Mini


    • 5inch 1080P FullHD IPS display at 441ppi
    • Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939 @ 1.5GHz
    • Qualcomm Adreno 405 GPU
    • Android 5.0.2 Lollipop
    • 2GB DDR3 RAM
    • 16GB ROM expandable up to 64GB
    • 13MP Rear Camera with LED flash
    • 8MP Front Camera
    • Bluetooth 4.0
    • 3050mAH Battery

    4. UMI Super

    UMI Super is the flagship smartphone from UMI. It is priced at Rs. 34,000 and offers full metal body, 5.5-inch FullHD IPS display, octa-core helio P10 processor, 4GB of RAM, and whopping 4000mAh battery.

    • 5.5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD IPS display, 2.5D gorilla glass 3
    • Octa-Core MediaTek Helio P10
    • 4GB DDR3 RAM with 32GB storage (microSD up to 256GB)
    • Android Marshmallow 6.0
    • Dual SIM
    • 13MP rear camera with Dual LED flash
    • 5MP front-facing camera
    • 4000mAh battery with fast charging