Oh, the times we live in, when everyone can make a crowdfunding campaign and design their own take on the gadget of our time – the ubiquitous smartphone. That is exactly what the Ubik startup is doing with their first flagship, aptly named the Uno. Unlike most other Kickstarter campaigns, the Uno has already been designed, and the founders are looking for investing in mass production only, with a $200 000 goal to secure the first units hitting early backers’ doorsteps come September.
So, what exactly is the Ubik Uno? Well, for starters, it will cost just $345 without a contract when it lands, but early backers will be getting it for $280. It features a 5.5″ 1080p display, an octa-core MediaTek with LTE modem, 3 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal memory plus microSD slot, and a 20 MP camera with Sony’s latest IMX230 sensor inside, as well as an 8 MP frontal shooter. All that is backed by a decent 3100 mAh battery, and runs on stock Android 5.1 Lollipop.
The Uno’s value-for-money proposition translates to the design, too, as it sits in a slim chassis with thin bezels all-around, crafted out of a single aluminum cut. We will be previewing the Ubik Uno shortly, so stay tuned, this could be the one to take on OnePlus with a similar concept.