Despite the fact that Meizu has been bragging about having an exclusive with the Helio X25, UMi's news confirms that the exclusivity only lasted for a month or two and not eternity. Other MediaTek partners wanted the Helio X25, especially as it is a 200 MHz faster version of the Helio X20 deca core with a top clockspeed of 2.3GHz.
UMi's last phone the UMI Touch uses MediaTek MTK6753 octa core powered by 1.7GHz clocked Cortex-A53 cores. It is selling for $149.99 + import and custom fees in Europe and USA. This is a reasonably prized phone with 4000 mAh battery, metal unibody and Android 6.0.
According to the sources in China, the company is working on an UMi Touch successor that should have the Helio X25 deca core. The phone will be called the UMi Touch 2.
Meizu PRO 6 is the first phone with Helio X25 with a three cluster and deca core configuration. The fastest cluster works at 2.5GHz and has two Cortex-A72 cores responsible for the eXtreme performance. The medium cluster has four Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 2.0Ghz while the power-saving cluster that is responsible for power efficiency has four Cortex-53 cores clocked at maximal 1.4GHz. it comes with an updated T880 graphics at 850 MHz.
Zopo has showed its Speed 8 phone, which was supposed to be the word's first Helio X20 phone back in February. It has not shipped it yet but it can be pre-ordered for $279.99. This might get pricey when you add the customs and duty fees.
The Meizu PRO 6 32 GB will sell for 2,499 Yuan (342.1 Euro or $386), while the 64GB model costs 2,799 Yuan (383.4 Eur or $433) which is quite reasonable considering the spec. Hopefully the UMi Touch 2 can end up significantly cheaper than the Meizu PRO 6 but we don't expect to see this phone shipping anytime soon.