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UMi claims upcoming Zero 2 to be world's first deca-core smartphone

UMi claims upcoming Zero 2 to be world's first deca-core smartphone
UMi claims upcoming Zero 2 to be world's first deca-core smartphone
The Chinese manufacturer is also promising dual rear cameras, 2K resolution, and 4 GB RAM for under $300.

The core count wars are heating up in the smartphone world with quad-core, hexa-core, octa-core, and now deca-core SoCs becoming the norm.

Chinese smartphone company UMi has announced the high-end Zero 2 smartphone with a ten-core processor. Unfortunately, the manufacturer has not yet announced the exact model of the SoC except that it will be accompanied by the following specifications:

  • 5.2-inch 2K (2560 x 1440) AMOLED display
  • Deca-core SoC
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 64 GB eMMC
  • Dual rear cameras
  • $299

The most notable aspect is the low asking price of just under $300 USD for such high-end internal hardware. The dual rear cameras will allow for multiple focus levels and special post-processing features that would be impossible on other devices with just a single lens. The HTC One M8 and Dell Venue 8 7000 also launched with multiple rear cameras with similar features.

Judging by the price, our best guess on the processor is a MediaTek solution that is already ubiquitous on affordable Chinese smartphones. The SoC will likely be split into high-power and low-power cores similar to the current crop of octa-core processors.

Expect the UMi Zero 2 to be available by Q2 2016.

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Allen Ngo, 2015-12-24 (Update: 2015-12-24)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.