UMIDIGI Crystal with dual rear cameras announced
The UMIDIGI Crystal has been on headlines since its announcement a few months ago, so it's obvious UMIDIGI's marketing department has done a good job of building up PR and hype for the company's take on the bezel-less trend. The Crystal will compete with devices like the Doogee Mix and the Maze Alpha for superiority in that market segment, with all three having similar prices and specifications.
The Crystal doesn't bring anything new in the design department, as we've seen this particular design architecture a number of times already. In terms of pure hardware, it isn't particularly impressive, either.
The Crystal sports a 5.5" FHD display, up to 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of storage, dual rear cameras, and an unassuming 3000mAh battery. It also runs on Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box, which is disappointing considering we'll be getting Android O within the next few weeks. Android 7.1.1 would have been a much better option.
As expected, the Crystal comes in two forms: A 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage version that's said to be powered by an octa-core MediaTek SoC with cores clocked at 1.5GHz—likely the MT6750T. The other variant ships with 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of storage, and a quad-core MediaTek with cores clocked at 1.5GHz—likely the MT6737T.
Presale starts on August 15, with a base price of US$99.