Umidigi A9 Pro – Coming soon with crazy price in tow

OK, so you’ve probably not heard of the brand (they’ve been in business for 9 years) unless you’re in China, but you’ll be able to buy this from AliExpress on October 16th and get the global version shipped to you.

Let me tell you the specs first. A 6.3″ Full HD+ 2340×1080 19.5:9 screen and two variants – a 4GB + 64GB model with a Sony 32 megapixel main camera and a 6GB + 128GB model with a higher Sony 48 megapixel unit.

Powered by a Helio P60 2GHz CPU, it also comes with an infrared thermometer, meaning you can do this…

The other rear cameras include a 16 megapixel wide-angle lens, a 5 megapixel depth lens and a 5 megapixel macro lens. Up front is a Sony 24 megapixel selfie shooter.

Here’s a look..

It’s entry-level, but also get a USB-C port to charge the 4150mAh battery and a microSD slot for boosting that slightly small 64GB storage on the cheaper model.

Ah yes, price. We’re being told that they will initially be selling the 4GB / 64GB model for a mere $119.99. That’s around £94.15. The 6GB + 128GB variant with the uprated 48 megapixel camera will be $139.99, which is a smidge under £110. Both variants are available in two colours Forest Green and Onyx Black.

The A9 Pro will go on first global sale on October 16the here on AliExpress. Points to note – this is a 4G-only phone and, although there’s Bluetooth 4.2, GPS and a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, there doesn’t appear to be any NFC – so no tappy-tappy contactless payments.