The making of UMi Plus E – the pinnacle of craftsmanship

Watch how the unibody casing of the new UMi Plus E Onyx Black is created from a single piece of 6000 series of aerospace-level aluminum.

Nowadays, a lot of companies promise premium build quality on their smartphones, but not everyone manages to match the expectations when their product is released.

UMi, on the other hand, has always been confident about the quality of its products. The company has shown different times in the past how its products are manufactured, showing materials and productive processes used in order to achieve the ideal result.

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The UMi Plus E, the latest flagship made by the Chinese company, makes no exception. UMi recently released a video where you can see the full working process which transforms a piece of metal into the finely crafted body of the Plus , in this case the Onyx Black variant. Watch and you’ll see how much work and care is put behind every single unit.

More than 125 complex processes to making one Onyx Black UMi Plus E

The process starts when choosing the best aluminium alloy 6000 series, which is finely assembled to give the best possible tolerance when facing bumps and falls without deforming. Then, the body faces some CNC polishing processes, to give the smoothest and refined feeling to the touch: sandblasting, Anodic Oxidation, manual sand papering. After putting the logo and writings with laser, openings are made and the frame is finely worked. Then the coating is applied to give the final appearance of the device.

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While this is a very simplified description of what happens in these 125 processes, it gives the idea of how much care and attention is needed when crafting every single unit of the UMi Plus E, it’s a process which relies constantly on the experience and the craftsmanship of the artisans involved, something which would be impossible to achieve if only machines were used in the process.

About the UMi Plus E

UMi Plus E is world’s first Helio P20-powered smartphone. The phone packs an impressive 6GB LPDDR4 RAM, 64GB of internal storage (expandable up to 256GB via a microSD card), a 5.5-inch fullHD (1920 x 1080) display made by Sharp, a 4,000mAh battery with PE+ Fast Charging support, a 13-megapixel PDAF Samsung snapper placed on the back of the UMi Plus E aerospace-class aluminum chase.

A fingerprint scanner (Touch ID 2.1) is also included; the device offers support for Cat. 6 4G LTE connectivity.

Available now, you can pick up the phone for only $199.99. Heads up, though, there are only 999 pieces worldwide, so it’s first come, first served! You can also leave your comment to participate to UMi’s giveaway to win one UMi Plus E for free on the same page. Find more information about UMi Plus E here.

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