UMi, the Chinese smartphone maker, is all set to for its next smartphone called as the UMI Plus Extreme. UMI has now signed a deal with MediaTek and will implement the Helio P20 SoC for the first time with this new handset. We have already seen many smartphones coming with Helio P10 SoC which includes Brands like, Oppo, HTC, Meizu, Huawei and other brands that have included this processor on their flagship devices.
We, we know that UMI has launched UMI Plus smartphone a few days earlier that came with some powerful specifications. The device will come with a 5.5-inches touchscreen display with an unknown glass protection on the top. The handset is powered by an Helio P10 Octa-core processor coupled with 4GB of RAM and comes with 32GB of on-board storage.
The Extreme version of the UMI Plus will be coming powered with the latest Helio P20 processor instead of Helio P10 SoC. Now, taking about this new SoC, this will come with an increase in frequency on the 8 Cortex A53 cores. The performance cluster is now clocked in at 2.3GHz instead of 2.0, with a 20% higher performance.
Coming to GPU, the Mali T860MP2 has been upgraded to a T880MP2 and clocking speed has been raised from 200MHz to 900MHz which is a 25% upgrade over P10. The multimedia blocks also see some enhancement as they can now encode and decode in 4K. The ISP has got upgrades and now has more processing power to support up to 24MP single cameras or 13+13MP dual cameras.
Moreover, the P20 is manufactured on a 16nm FinFET node, for lower power consumption and less heat which is a major factor. Most of the user would be complaining about the power consumption and heating issues, which could be solved with this processor. The UMI Plus Extreme is also expected to come with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage and be running the Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. The pricing of the device is not yet mentioned but expected to be priced at about $299.99.