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The iPhone 7 Plus Wannabe – Meet The Ulefone Gemini Pro

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Welcome the Ulefone Gemini Pro – the iPhone 7 plus wannabe. Chinese smartphone makers Ulefone, are not quite known as the established phone brands in the world, nevertheless, they’ve created a niche for themselves in the low-budget but nicely-specd device category. One of their latest entrants is the Gemini Pro – a dual rear camera smartphone. This new device is an improvement over the older Ulefone Gemini that also sports a dual camera set-up.

The Ulefone Gemini Pro is rumored to come in 6 color variants – red, green, blue, gold, black, and grey.

Specs at a glance

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  • 5.5-inch IPS display with 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • 4GB RAM, 64GB ROM
  • MediaTek Helio X27 (MT6797X) deca-core CPU and Mali –T880 MP4 GPU
  • 3680mAh Li-Po battery
  • Weight – 181 grams
  • Dimensions – 155 76.9 x 8.4mm
  • Android v7.1.1 Nougat

 Design & Display

Ulefone Gemini Pro comes in a metal unibody design with a matte finish at the back.This smartphone is nicely built with a thickness of 8.4mm and weighing 181 grams. Screen-to-body ratio for this device is about 70.19%, which is not bad. Like the original Gemini, the Pro version has its fingerprint scanner embedded in the home button; and also the navigation buttons are still virtual.

An interesting feature of this device is the inclusion of a USB type-C port.

The Ulefone Gemini Pro still uses the same 5.5-inch display with 2.5 curved edge as its predecessor. Display resolution is Full HD at 1080 x 1920 pixels. There’s also a Gorilla Glass 3 protection for the screen.

Hardware, OS & Performance

The Gemini Pro comes with the MediaTek’s new Helio X27 chipset that features a deca-core CPU. The 10 processor cores are spread out this way – 2 x 2.6GHz ARM Cortex-A72, 4 x 2.0GHz ARM Cortex-A53, and 4 x 1.6GHz ARM Cortex-A53 cores. Graphics processing is done by a Mali-T880 MP4 GPU with 4 cores.

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RAM size on this smartphone is 4GB with a large 64GB of onboard storage. There is a microSD/nano-SIM card hybrid slot for storage expansion – up to 128GB.

The device runs on the latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS, which offers a ton of exciting features.

Camera

This is the focal point of this device. For the dual camera setup at the back, you have two 13MP sensors with dual-LED flash and auto-focus. This is complemented by an 8MP selfie camera at the front. The selfie camera is pretty good and can record Full HD videos. There’s no front flash on the device.

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The dual camera setup supports the “bokeh” effect (in photography) that gives captured images the quality of depth of field.

Battery

To power the Gemini Pro is a non-removable 3,680mAh Li-Po battery. The battery supports fast charging and saves you the long hour of waiting for your battery to be fully charged.

Conclusion

If you don’t want to burn a hole in your pocket for the iPhone 7 plus, but still want to feel the experience of a nice dual camera smartphone, then the Ulefone Gemini Pro – at less than half the price of the iPhone – would be a suitable choice.

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