The Chinese manufacturer UMIDIGI has announced a new smartphone. So far, so normal, but the Z2 Pro Luxury Ceramic Edition is in some ways really special.
As the name suggests, it’s the material that sets it apart from the masses of phones. The back consists of a glazed ceramic, which is enclosed in a metal frame. And not any ceramic, but – Quote the press release – “a brand new type of ceramic called microrcystal zirconium oxide ceramic“. A material that, according to UMIDIGI, is not easy to produce, it takes a total of 16 steps to make a finished Smart device back from the raw material. This is 75% more expensive than proven smartphone glass, but also much more resistant, scratch-resistant and rank the hardness just behind diamonds and sapphires.
Ceramic or not – in the end, other factors decide whether the smartphone lands in the basket or not. The hard facts: The UMIDIGI Z2 Pro Luxury Ceramic Edition is powered by a Helio P60 processor with a total of four cores (4 × 2.0 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4 × 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53) and Mali G72 graphics unit 800 MHz in the clock, which are provided with a whopping six gigabytes of RAM . With 128 GB , the internal flash memory is generously sized and can be expanded via microSD card by a further 256 GB. The battery is generously sized with 3,550 mAh.
A dual camera on the back (16 MP + 8 MP) and the front shooter (16 MP + 8 MP) sound solid even from their megapixel values, thanks to open apertures, nice bokeh effects should be possible.
So that the recorded photos and videos come into their own, UMIDIGI donated a 6.2-inch display with a resolution of 2,246 × 1,080 pixels. Like many phones of this vintage, the Z2 Pro Luxury Ceramic Edition comes with a small bulge at the top of the screen. Too bad: Although the phone has stereo speakers, we would have liked a 3.5mm jack. You can only connect headphones via adapter.
Software side pre-installed Android 8.1 (Oreo) – according to UMIDIGI in the stick variant. Gadgets such as the unlocking of the display via face recognition or fingerprint are also on board.
A wireless charger with 15 watts of power comes standard with the UMIDIGI Z2 Pro Luxury Ceramic Edition. The package also includes the headphone adapter, a USB-C charging cable with power adapter, a silicone case and a quick-start manual.
Price and Where to buy
The UMIDIGI Z2 Pro Luxury Ceramic Edition can be ordered through Coolicool.com just for $359.99.