Ubik’s quest to build your dream Android phone starts with the Uno

See the original posting on The Verge

This is the Ubik Uno, another addition to the growing list of 5.5-inch Android smartphones being sold for an attractive price. The device launched on Kickstarter today, and early backers can get in for $280 — not bad for an unlocked phone that the company claims rivals big-name flagships. The idea of “crowdfunded smartphone” is something no company has been able to nail down. Ubik is giving it a shot, and is dreaming up even bigger ambitions for what’s next.

The Uno features a 1080p IPS display that’s surrounded by a bezel so thin it’s difficult to see on the sides. Seriously, the bezel is probably this thing’s best “feature.” It’s got an octacore 2.2GHz MediaTek processor with 3GB of RAM and runs a version of Android that’s 99 percent…

Continue reading…