We just found out about Umidigi’s next device. This will be the Umidigi S3 Pro and the company is betting on the 48MP sensor, as many other Chinese companies are doing lately. But the news doesn’t end here, because not only do we know full specs for this device, we also have some camera samples. Let’s dig in, shall we?
The Umidigi S3 Pro will be powered by the Mediatek Helio P70 CPU and have 6GB of RAM. Considering that the previous version of this chipset, the Helio P60, did pretty well in our tests, we expect this device to be very good as well. Internal storage measures 128GB and you also get a microSD Card slot for up to 256GB of expanded storage. The Umidigi S3 Pro will come with a 6.3″ screen with in-cell LTPS technology, a waterdrop notch similar to the Umidigi F1, and FullHD+ resolution. It will also feature a big battery, measuring 5150mAh with quick charge support. Another interesting fact is that the Umidigi S3 Pro will have a ceramic body, similar to the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3or the Z2 Pro ceramic version
Now, the main feature of the phone will be the camera setup. The Umidigi S3 Pro will have the Sony IMX587 camera that has a 48MP sensor and a secondary 12MP telephoto camera. Don’t expect the pictures to be huge though. After they are taken they will be scaled down to 12MP size in order to reduce file size and improve sharpness and quality. At the front of the device, Umidigi S3 Pro will come with a 20MP selfie camera. Both front and back cameras will benefit from the built-in AI to further improve image and picture quality. Now, usually, the article ends with release date and price, but here we also managed to get sample photos from the 48MP sensor. I will let you judge the quality. You can download the unedited images here.
The device will come with Android 9 out of the box and will have USB Type-C and a headphone jack. Not a bad device to be fair, but let’s see how it will compare with other similarly-priced smartphones on the market. The Umidigi S3 Pro is scheduled to be revealed in late January with shipping starting the next month. Pricing is not yet revealed, but we can expect it to be in the range of $300-$350 at launch.