Smartphones today feature mostly plastic materials despite the supercharged specifications sheet they come with, rendering them as budget oriented devices that only have basic hardware instead of giving them what they hold inside. This is what Smartisan wants to avoid. The Chinese smartphone manufacturer has recently released the T2 that features capable hardware while keeping its aesthetics classy and minimalistic.
The T2 is very minimalistic upfront. It doesn't have a power button, there are no blatant plastic bands seen with other Android handsets, and there are no screws and a visible SIM card tray. It also comes with a seamless bezel that, according to reports, is a product of 588 days of research and development to deliver its minimalistic yet classy visual design.
Smartisan's name in the world of smartphones may not ring a bell for some users, but the Chinese handset manufacturer has already made waves in the smartphone industry with its two devices. The company first unleashed the premium T1 that featured flagship specifications during its time, and the budget-friendly U1 designed for the mass market. Both handsets also boast unique UI features that set itself apart from other Android smartphones in the market. Derived from two words, "smart" and "artisan," Smartisan brings its name to its devices as well.
As far as the specifications go, the T2 features a 5-inch display with Full HD resolution, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 chipset, a 2,670mAh battery, and LTE connectivity. It comes with 3GB of LPDDR3 RAM, 16GB or 32GB storage options, Bluetooth, NFC, and TI OPA1612 chips that handle audio amplifications. It is also equipped with a primary 13MP snapper and a 5MP selfie camera to boot.
Currently, the price of the T2 is at 2,499 yuan or US$385 for the 16GB variant, while the 32GB variant costs 2,599 yuan or US$400.