UMI S1 launched, resembles HTC Butterfly

Chinese mobile device manufacturer, UMI has launched the UMI S1 which is a quad core device with its design resembling the HTC Butterfly.


The S1 device has a 5-inch 720p HD display with the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system. It will arrive with a quad core Mediatek processors clocking speed of 1.2GHz along with a 1GB of RAM. The device has an 8MP rear camera and a 2MP front camera. For connectivity the S1 is a dual SIM device with 3G, Wi-Fi, GPS and Bluetooth. It will run on a 2200mAh battery, which is the same backup capacity as the HTC Butterfly.

Going by its specifications, the device appears to have the HTC Butterfly exteriors coupled with the Micromax A116 Canvas HD interiors. The UMI S1 will be available in the same range as the Micromax A116 Canvas HD, Wammy Passion Y HD, Lava Xolo Q800, etc. The company has used HTC Sense screenshots to advertise the device. However, the device is more likely to be competing with the Zen mobiles Ultrafone 701 HD.

The UMI S1 will be available for Rs. 12,000 and can be purchased on the company’s website. The device will be available on the retailer website from next month onwards. The phablets in the segment in which the UMI S1 is being launched is much in demand in the budget conscious country and many Chinese companies are trying to cash in on this with numerous launches in this segment such as the Gionee Dream D1, Zopo 810 and others.

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