Umidigi has decided to release a new smartphone, even though their last device (the Umidigi S3 Pro) just started to become available. I don’t know if that is a good business strategy, but more on that in a different article. Going back to today’s release, Umidigi has a new device in its portfolio, the Umidigi F1 Play. This new smartphone has specs almost identical with the Umidigi F1, with just a few small specs changed.
The Umidigi F1 Play comes with the same Mediatek Helio P60 CPU, just like the F1, however, this new smartphone comes with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage (compared to the 4GB+128GB present in the F1). We get the same 6.3″ FullHD+ screen with a waterdrop notch on the front and same 5150mAh battery on the inside. Design wise, the F1 and F1 Play are almost identical as well. On the front, the F1 Play also has the same 16MP camera.
Possibly the biggest change is on the back. The Umidigi F1 Play comes with a 48MP camera that is paired with an 8MP one. It is obvious that Umidigi wants to offer an alternative to the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7, that comes with a similar spec sheet and similar price. The company did not reveal when we will be able to order the Umidigi F1 Play but we can expect it in online shops in the next couple of month. Pricing was not revealed either, but it should cost around $200, just like the Umidigi F1.
Umidigi F1 Play specifications
Screen : 6.3″ 19.5: 9 Waterdrop advanced in-cell LTPS Display
CPU : MTK, Helio P60, 4xCortex-A73, 2.0GHz & 4xCortex-A53, 2.0GHz
GPU : ARM Mali G72 MP3 800MHz
RAM : 6GB
Internal memory: 64GB
Rear camera: 48MP + 8MP, Samsung GM1, 1/2” image sensor, F/1.7 aperture, 6-element lens, 0.8μm pixel(support 4-in-1 super pixel, 0.8μm synthesis 1.6μm)
Front camera: 16MP front camera
Connectivity : Both SIM slots are compatible with 4G, support 4G VoLTE in both slots simultaneously.
Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, USB Type-C, 3.5mm audio jack, OTG
Battery : 5150mAh
Quick Charge: 18W Fast Charge
Dimensions :156.9 mm 74.3 mm8.8 mm
Weight : 193g
Other : FM radio, gravity sensors, proximity, light sensor, fingerprint scanner
Colors : Red, Black