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Chinese smartphone brand, UMIDIGI has announced a rugged smartphone called UMIDIGI Bison 2021. The phone is an updated model to the first Bison smartphone launched by UMI back in August of 2020. 

UMIDIGI BISON 2021 launched

The new Bison 2021 brings minor updates to the phone; first, RAM capacity has been increased from 6GB to 8GB, and secondly, new Google Android 11 is used. Every other specs remains virtually the same; a rugged smartphone with IP68 / IP69K certification. It sports a 6.3-inches display with 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution with a U-shaped notch over the screen.

UMIDIGI BISON 2021 rugged phone

Under the hood, the UMiDIGI Bison 2021 runs on the MediaTek MT6771V/C CPU, also known as Helio P60, an octa-core processor clocked at 2.0 GHz, along with Mali-G72 MP3 GPU, and backed by 128GB of internal storage.

As for cameras, you are getting four camera modules on the back, the main snapper is a 48-megapixel unit along with 16-megapixel ultrawide lens and a dual 5-megapixel lenses for macro and depth sensing respectively, while a single 24-megapixel selfie snapper sits in the notch upfront.

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UMIDIGI BISON 2021 specs and features

The device comes with a side-mounted fingerprint scanner with dual 4G VoLTE enabled SIMs. There is a 5000mAh battery with 18W fast charger on the inside, while it runs Android 11 out of the box.

UMIDIGI BISON 2021

UMiDIGI Bison 2021 Specifications

Network Properties

  • 2G bands: B2 /B3 /B5 /B8
  • 3G bands
    • WCDMA: B1/2/4/5/6/8/19
    • TD-SCDMA B34 / 39
  • 4G bands
    • FDD-LTE B1 / 2/3/4/5/7/8/12/13/17/18/19/20/26 / 28A / 28B / 66
    • TDD-LTE B34 / 38/39/40/41
  • Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (4CA) Cat16 1024/150 Mbps

Launch

  • Announced: 2021, April
  • Status: Available. Released 2021, May

Design

  • Dimensions: 162.5 x 79.9 x 12.8 mm
  • Weight: 250 g
  • Colors: Lava Orange and Cyber Yellow
  • SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

Display

  • Type: IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Size: 6.3 inches, 99.1 cm2 (~80.6% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution: 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19:9 ratio (~403 ppi density)
  • IP68 / IP69K certified

Operating System

  • Android 11

Hardware

  • Chipset: Mediatek MT6771V/C Helio P60 (12nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (2×2.2 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
  • GPU: Mali-G72 MP3
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Internal Storage: 128 GB
  • Memory Card Slot: Yes, up to 256 GB via microSD card (uses SIM 2 slot)
  • UFS 2.1

Cameras

  • Main Camera: Quad
    • 48 MP with 6P lens, f/1.79, 1.6μm 4-in-1 pixel
    • 16 MP FOV 120° lens
    • 5 MP depth
    • 5 MP macro
  • Features: Ultra wide-angle mode, Steady handheld night photography, Slow motion video, Macro mode, Portrait mode, Panorama mode, HDR, AI Beautify, Ultra wide-angle edge distortion correction, Dual LED flash, Face recognition, Real-time filters
  • Video: 1080p720p/[email protected]
  • Selfie Camera: Single – 24 MP
  • Features: AI FaceID
  • Video: 1080p

Multimedia

  • Radio: FM Radio
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • Audio 3.5mm Jack: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancelation with a dedicated mic

Connectivity

  • USB: Type-C 2.0 reversible connector
  • Bluetooth: v4.2
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • NFC: No
  • GPS: Yes

Features

  • Sensors: Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximit
  • Non-Contact Digital Infrared Thermometer

Battery

  • Battery Type and Capacity: Non-removable Li-Polymer 5000mAh battery
  • Charging: Fast Charging 18W 

UMiDIGI Bison 2021 Price and Availability

UMIDIGI BISON 2021 in colors

The rugged phone comes in two colors (Cyber ​​Yellow and Lava Orange). It is already available on Aliexpress and price starts at 193.79 USD.

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