If you ever thought that bezelless screens were only made for flagships, UMi reportedly wants to change your opinion. According to the latest rumor, UMi, the local Chinese smartphone manufacturer is looking to release a bezelless smartphone that goes by the name of UMi Touch X. The phone will reportedly retail in the affordable $150 segment, which if true, will make it one of the first in the market at this price.
Bezelless smartphones have become a trend nowadays, with most manufacturers trying to reduce the borders around the screen. Even OPPO R9 which is all set to release tomorrow will come with super thin bezels, around 1.6mm in size. There’s also a local Chinese smartphone with no bezels, namely the Elephone P9000 Edge. Although availability is still a big question.
Coming back to the UMi Touch X, which is the bezelless version of the UMi Touch model, we have no clue about its specs or features. Maybe the company will reveal more information after the launch of the Touch which is on March 20. So, stay tuned for more details.
As for the regular model (with bezels) i.e. the UMi Touch, the phone will reportedly come with a 5.5-inch Full HD display along with a fingerprint sensor embedded into the phone’s home button up front. There will be an octa-core chip under the hood along with 3GB of RAM and a large 4000mAh battery. All these hardware will be housed inside a metal unibody design. [source]