UMI X2S is the first smartphone powered by a true octa-core processor
The Chinese company UMI has just announced its newest flagship UMI X2S aka the first smartphone powered by a true octa-core processor manufactured by MediaTek, MT6592. The unique handset works with an octa-core chipset that can work with all the 8 cores at the same time. Earlier this year Samsung introduced the chipset Exynos 5 octa-core however it is developed with architecture big.LITTLE. It means that the chip can access only one group of four cores at the same time. This detail gives a huge advantage of the UMI X2S which provides beyond excellent performance of the CPU.
UMI manufacturer announced the device during the Hong Kong Electronics Fair where it was displayed until the end of the event (it continued until Wednesday). The new model smartphone is the successor of UMI X2. The Chinese manufacturer is known for its preferences to integrate the lower-priced MediaTek chipsets compared by the high-end processors manufactured by Qualcomm.
The new UMI X2S comes with 5-inches display with a resolution of 1080x1920p which is average for the modern handsets of this category. The processor of the device is MT6592 octa-core, clocked at 1.5GHz. There are also 2GB provided for support of the CPU. The built-in memory in the device is 32GB. The UMI X2S is equipped with 13MP camera on the back. The lens of the shooter is manufactured by Sony. The phone supports NFC technology. The handset runs on the Android platform.
UMI X2S will cost from RMB 1499 (equal to $245) to RMB 1999 ($327). The company has not announced the launch date of the smartphone. We are eager to know more about the plans of the manufacturer for the distribution of the device and especially whether it will hit the international markets or not. Which carriers and when will launch the handset? How do you like the concept for a smartphone working with true octa-core chipset under the hood?