The fact that many reputable smartphone brands have flooded the low budget market shows that it’s going to take a lot more than having a low price tag and regular specs to make waves. Umidigi understands this and as such went forward to introduce the first entry-level smartphone with a contactless thermometer dubbed the Umidigi A7s, which is a less premium sibling to the Umidigi A7.
Where to Buy Umidigi A7s
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Umidigi A7s Key Specs & Features
- 6.53-inch HD+ LCD Display, 1600 x 720, 20 : 9 aspect ratio
- Octa-core MediaTek MT6737 Processor
- 2GB RAM
- 32GB Built-in Storage, With SD-Card Support
- 16MP + 8MP + 2MP Triple Rear Cameras
- 8MP Front Camera
- Non-contact Infrared Thermometer Sensor
- 4150 mAh Non-Removable Li-Po Battery
Design and Display
Design-wise, the Umdigi A7s can is considered to be a mirror of the standard Umidigi A7. It’s the same design on a bigger chassis. However, the absence of a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor here is going to make both smartphones a bit easy to differentiate.
Upfront we have a 6.53-inch LCD display, with a screen resolution of 1600 x 720 and a 20: 9 aspect ratio. It home to a teardrop notch which houses a front-facing camera for selfies.
Flipping to the rear, we have the Umidigi branding which indicates its a Umidigi smartphone. We also have a square camera module that houses a set of three cameras and a contactless infrared thermometer.
A Non-Contact Infrared Thermometer
Part of the features instilled on the A7s to make it stand out amongst its peers in the low budget category is a non-contact infrared contact thermometer.
As its name clear reads, the non-contact infrared thermometer sensor allows enthusiasts to use the A7s to measure the temperature of individuals without making contact.
Measuring the temperature of individuals from a distance, which is part of the measures to keep safe in this period of the Corona Virus pandemic, is one of the use cases of this sensor. All other uses cases pertaining to a contactless thermometer will also work fine with this sensor.
The cameras on the Umidigi A7s for me can be described as welcomed for the price tag. It isn’t near the wonders we have become accustomed to seeing, but it is sort of encouraging when the price tag is put into consideration.
Its arsenal of camera comprises of a quad rear camera setup bearing a 13MP primary camera with an aperture of f/1.9, an 8MP ultrawide camera hinged at 120 degrees, and a 2MP depth camera. This setup is capable of recording videos capped at 720p @ 30fps.
Selfies are delivered by a single 8MP front-facing camera with an aperture of f/1.8.
Hardware and Software
The Umidigi A7s was described as an entry-level smartphone, this goes to say that we are in for low-end smartphone hardware, the type that shouldn’t be bothered with power-intensive tasks.
Under the hood is an octa-core MediaTek MT6737 processor, a Mali-T720-MP1 GPU, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, and a non-removable 4150mAh battery.
On the software side, the Umidigi A7s runs the stock Android interface on top of the Android 10 Go edition operating system.
The Umidigi A7s features a 3.5mm headphone jack, a USB type-c port, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 4.0.
Internet connectivity is capped at 4G LTE, this means users won’t be able to access 5G support.
Umidigi A7 Price and Availability
The price of the Umdigi A7s is around $100, which translates to 38,100 Naira in Nigeria, 10,854 KHS in Kenya, and 579 GHC in Ghana.
However, please note that the Umidigi A7s will be available for $70, with the condition that enthusiasts must make pre-orders as from September 21. The price will revert to $100 after the pre-order period elapses.
Enthusiasts will be able to get this phone in three colours including Granite grey, Sky Blue, and Peacock Green.
Umidigi A7s Specs
Here are a few specs of the Umidigi A7s:
- Platform: Stock Android 10 Go
- Processor: Octa-core MediaTek MT6737 (4x Cortex-A53, 1.25GHz)
- GPU: ARM Mali-T720-MP1 (650 MHz)
- Memory: 2GB RAM
- Colours: Granite Grey, Sky Blue, Peacock Green
- Dimension: 164mm x 77.14mm x 9.45mm
- Weight: 195g
- SIM Type: Nano-SIM
- SIM Count: Dual-SIM
- Display: 6.53-inch HD+ LCD Display, 1600 x 720, 20:9 Aspect Ratio
- Screen Protection: –
- Foldable Display: No
- Rear Camera: 13MP (Primary) f/1.9 + 8MP (Ultrawide) FOV 120° + 2MP (Depth)
- Rear Camera Features: Face Recognition, Ultrawide Angle Edge Detection Correction, Face Recognition, 720p Video Recording @ 30fps
- Front Camera: 8MP Camera, f/1.8, AI Beautify, Selfie Count Down, Face Recognition
- Built-in Storage: 32GB
- Memory Card Support: Yes
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: B2 /B3 /B5 /B8
- 2G CDMA 1X: –
- 3G WCDMA: B1 /2 /4 /5 /8
- 3G CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: B1 /2 /3 /4 /5 /7 /8 /17 /18 /19 /20 /28A /28B
- 5G: No
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: Yes
- CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: Yes
- 5G: No
- WLAN: Yes
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Version 4.0
- NFC: No
- Infrared Blaster: -No
- USB Port: Type-C
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Email Protocol: Yes
- Music Player: Yes
- Video Player: Yes
- FM Radio: Yes
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: GPS
- Maps: Yes
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: Yes
- Barometer: –
- SpO2: –
- Pedometer: –
- Heart Rate Monitor: –
- Gyroscope: Yes
- Fingerprint Scanner: No
- Iris Scanner: –
- Face Unlock: –
- Stylus Pen: No
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
- Voice Control: Yes
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: –
- Wireless Charging: No
- Built-in Mobile Payment: No
- Water Resistant: No
- Dust Resistant: No
- Image Editor: –
- Video Editor: –
- Document Viewer: –
- Document Editor: –
- Battery: Non-Removable 4150mAh Battery
- Talktime: –
- Standby Time: –
- Fast Charging: –