One of the biggest trends we’re starting to see in 2019 is the rapid growth and iteration in cameras. The advent of multiple cameras is a huge one right now with not just a second one, but a third, or fourth. Another big trend is jumping from 12-megapixel and 16-megapixel cameras up to 48-megapixels.

Indeed, that’s a key feature in Umidigi’s latest phone, the F1 Play. Launching as an affordable Android 9 Pie device, this one delivers a ton of hardware at a budget-friendly price.


The Umidigi F1 Play is an upgraded approach to its recent F1, with notable changes in memory and camera. Both pack a 6.3-inch display with a waterdrop cutout, and each has a massive 5150mAh battery.

Whereas the F1 comes with 4GB RAM and 128GB internal storage, the F1 Play bumps up the memory to 6GB, with 64GB storage space.

The F1 has a dual-camera setup of 16-megapixel and 8-megapixel while the F1 Play goes hard with the 48-megapixel and 8-megapixel configuration. Processing power comes in the form of a Helio P60 for both models.

Umidigi F1 Play Specs

  • Screen : 6.3’’ 19.5: 9 Waterdrop advanced in-cell LTPS Display
  • CPU : MTK, Helio P60, 4xCortex-A73, 2.0GHz & 4xCortex-A53, 2.0GHz
  • GPU : ARM Mali G72 MP3 800MHz
  • RAM : 6GB
  • Internal memory: 64GB
  • Rear camera: 48MP + 8MP, Samsung GM1, 1/2” image sensor, F/1.7 aperture, 6-element lens, 0.8μm pixel(support 4-in-1 super pixel, 0.8μm synthesis 1.6μm)
  • Front camera: 16MP front camera
  • Connectivity : Both SIM slots are compatible with 4G, support 4G VoLTE in both slots simultaneously.
  • 2G: GSM 2 /3 /5 /8
  • 2G: CDMA1X BC0,BC1
  • 3G: EVDO BC0,BC1
  • 3G: WCDMA 1 /2 /4 /5 /6 /8 /19
  • 3G: TD-SCDMA 34 /39
  • 4G: TDD-LTE 34 /38 /39 /40 /41
  • 4G: FDD-LTE 1 /2 /3 /4 /5 /7 /8 /12 /13 /17 /18 /19 /20 /25 /26 /28A /28B
  • Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, USB Type-C, 3.5mm audio jack, OTG
  • Battery : 5150mAh
  • Quick Charge: 18W Fast Charge
  • Dimensions :156.9 mm *74.3 mm*8.8 mm
  • Weight : 193g
  • Other : FM radio, gravity sensors, proximity, light sensor, fingerprint scanner
  • Colors : Red, Black


The Umdigi F1 Play is expected to go on sale at the end of March, but we’ve found it listed on AliExpress under a pre-sale price of $219.99. It’s not clear if that will be the standard retail price or if it’s an introductory offer. Either way, we cannot imagine it going for much more.


Umidigi, as it often does, is giving readers a chance to win one of ten devices for the F1 Play. It’s as easy as ever to enter with a number of ways to participate. As of today there are two weeks to enter!

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