There’s a new very affordable handset in town, one that debuts the MediaTek Helio P20 CPU and offers possibly the most affordable price tag for a 6 GB RAM phone. UMi Plus E is the newcomer, priced at just $199.99 in the presale period.

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Promoted as a “budget flagship”, this model is going to cost $269.99 when it debuts, which still remains a very good price. On Friday UMi will start offering a subscription for the presale of the device, but it’s not yet clear when it’ll come out. As mentioned above, this is supposed to be the first phone with a MediaTek Helio P20 processor and it also brings tech from Sharp, Sony and Samsung.

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Here’s its specs list:

  • Display: 5.5 inch, LTPS, Full HD (Sharp)
  • Processor: MediaTek Helio P20, octa core, 2.3 GHz
  • RAM: 6 GB LPDDR4
  • Storage: 64 GB, microSD
  • Battery: 4000 mAh (Sony), fast charge
  • Camera: back – 13 MP (Samsung), PDAF, lentila cu 5 elemente; front – 5 MP

The phone has an aerospace unibody aluminum case, a fast fingerprint scanner and it seems to be quite slim. The Helio P20 chipset brings a 20% performance increase from the P10 and has higher clocked cores. The Mali T860MP2 GPU of the predecessor is replaced by a Mali T880MP2 and the clock is raised to 900 MHz. LTE Category 6 is also here and I have to admit this model sounds almost too good to be true.

The UMi Plus E official page is here and more details about its arrival will be revealed in a few days.

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