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The UMIDIGI Z2 and Z2 Pro are here for fans of flagship-maiming specs (and notches)

The UMIDIGI Z2 and Z2 Pro are decently-powered phones with some distinctly 2018 features. (Source: GizmoChina)
The UMIDIGI Z2 and Z2 Pro are decently-powered phones with some distinctly 2018 features. (Source: GizmoChina)
The UMIDIGI Z2 line has jumped into a ring increasingly full of phones with features associated with more well-known names such as the Huawei P20/P20 Pro. These new phones is powered by an octa-core processor, has dual cameras and a dual SIM slot, both of which have 4G/LTE. It also has a notch and color-shifting variants.

The Z2 and Z2 Pro are UMIDIGI's latest flagships. They are touted as phones with "3rd generation" displays, which appears to be UMIDIGI for a 6.2 inch 1080x2246 display with a notch. This applies to both the Z2 and Z2 Pro, and also has a 19:9 aspect ratio.On the other hand, the official product pages do not mention the display technology used.

Both the Z2 and Z2 Pro come with 6GB of RAM onboard, and both have dual-SIM (with dual-LTE/4G) capabilities. The Z2 and Z2 Pro are available in a color-gradient variant (i.e. the back panel fades from indigo to bluish green) called Twlight. UMIDIGI claims that the Z2 and Z2 Pro have fast-charging abilities using both wired (18 Watt (W)) and wireless (15W) technology. Both phones have dual 16MP rear-facing cameras (arranged along with the rear-mounted fingerprint sensors in the midline of the devices) and dual 8MP selfie shooters.

This is where the similarities end, however. The Z2 also comes in black, 'Twilight Black' (purple to black portrait-oriented gradient) and 'Phantom' (blue to purple landscape-oriented gradient) variants. The Z2 Pro also comes with a ceramic-backed variant, as well as one with a carbon-fiber (which seems familiar by now somehow) backing. All those Pro variants have 128GB of internal storage, whereas the Z2 has half this total storage.

The Z2 is powered by the Mediatek Helio P23, which has 8 ARM Cortex-53 cores clocked at 2.3GHz. The Z2 Pro has a different chipset: the Helio P60. It has 4 Arm Cortex-A73 with speeds of up to 2.0 GHz and four Arm Cortex-A53 up to 2.0GHz. The Z2 has a 700MHz Mali-G71 MP2 GPU, whereas the Z2 Pro has the Mali-G72 MP3 clocked at 800MHz. Oddly, the Z2 Pro has a 3550mAh battery, whereas the Z2 is listed as a device with a 3850mAh battery.

All in all, it appears that these UMIDIGI flagships are phones with some aspects (particularly the base-model storage) that could have been found in previous years. On the other hand, some of their other attributes bring them right into 2018.

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Deirdre O Donnell, 2018-08-25 (Update: 2018-08-25)