IUNI U4 Concept Images & Specs Surface, SD820 In Tow

May 15, 2016 - Written By Kristijan Lucic

China is home to many smartphone manufacturing companies. Some of those companies are well known, like Xiaomi, Huawei and ZTE, for example, others however, not so much. We often talk about smaller China-based smartphone manufacturers, and IUNI is actually a great example. This company has released a very powerful flagship back in August 2014, the IUNI U3, but we haven’t heard much from them since then. We’ve talked about the IUNI U3 at length, but never got the chance to properly test it because there was no way to bring Google Play services on it back then, even though we were able to get our hands on it. Well, it seems like IUNI might release its successor in the coming weeks, at least according to the new (concept) leak, read on.

If you take a look at the gallery down below, you’ll get to see the alleged IUNI U4 which will hopefully ship with Google Play services this time around, like many other Chinese smartphones which are sold via Chinese resellers. As you can see, the phone looks quite sleek in the leaked renders, and its bezels are very thin all around. There are three capacitive buttons located below the display, and the IUNI OS which will be included on top of Android looks significantly different than before, though we don’t get to see much of it here. The leaked renders do seem to be made by a third-party designer, but they do look somewhat realistic. Anyhow, the phone’s specs have also surfaced, and according to the available info, this phone might be a really powerful device once release. The leaked info says the device will sport a 5.2-inch fullHD (1920 x 1080) display, 4GB / 6GB of LPDDR4 RAM and 64GB / 128GB of UFS 2.0 internal storage. The 13-megapixel snapper (Sony’s IMX377 sensor) has also been mentioned, and the IUNI OS 2.0 has been listed as well, but the UI showed in the renders actually looks somewhat different than the IUNI OS 2.0 that has shipped on top of IUNI U3 almost two years ago. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 64-bit quad-core SoC will allegedly fuel this smartphone, and the phone will also ship with a side-facing fingerprint scanner it seems.

That is more or less it as far as the design and specs go. The leaked info did mention the pricing as well, and if the information is to be believed, the 4GB and 6GB RAM variants of this smartphone will cost 1,999 Yuan ($305) and 2,499 Yuan ($382), respectively. As already mentioned, this seems information to be provided by a third-party designer, both the design and specs, but it is possible the information is real, we don’t often see concept leaks of devices made by companies like IUNI. Either way, this device sure seems interesting, stay tuned.