8-core THL T100 full specifications released!

THL are all set to launch their flagship 8-core THL T100 (aka Monkey King 2) this month! Here are full specification details of the all new phone!

Taking on the might Zopo ZP998 won’t be so easy, but rival brand THL believe they are in with a chance with the downright stylish THL T100! I’m happy to see that the THL T100 has retained the same styling it had when we originally got our hands on the phone a few months ago, the only difference being the updated THL logo.

thl t100 specifications

The THL T100 is the successor to the Monkey King which launched earlier this year, but rather than just launching an 8-core version of the same phone, THL have decided to address a few concerns Monkey King owners had with the original phone. The largest difference between this and the old phone are the design, slightly larger display and the user removable battery!

The design is really what grabs our attention. When we saw it in the flesh the phone looked like a cross between the Xiaomi Mi3 and a Sony Xperia model. Actually it’s a lot more handsome than the Mi3 thanks to the narrow bezel edges around the 5.3-inch display.

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thl t100 specifications

Like the original Monkey King the THL T100 has a FHD 1920 x 1080 display, there are also dual 13 mega-pixel cameras on the phone, 2GB RAM and up to 32GB of built-in storage. If 32 isn’t enough then it can easily be expanded with the micro SD card bay and there is also dual-SIM support.

This is THL’s flagship phone for the start of 2014 so the it uses the latest 1.7Ghz 8-core MT6592 8-core processor from Mediatek. It is interesting to see that THL, along with Zopo and others, have gone for the 1.7Ghz version of the 8-core chip as there is also a 2.0Ghz option too. Due to the MT6592’s specs the T100 doesn’t have 4G LTE support, but does offer WCDMA 850/2100 and GSM 900/1800 support.

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thl t100 specifications

The rest of the details are similar to any other current flagship Chinese phone including Android 4.2 OS, an LED flash and, love them or hate them, on screen navigation buttons.

THL T100 specifications

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Pricing for the THL T100 will start at around $330 for international fans, but will likely drop after launch and competition hots up.

Thanks to James for the tip!

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  1. Mani
    November 26, 2013

    Andi, why manufacturers are not giving good battery in this devices. All most all the 8core phones r havin very very less batteries in it. Is that this new processors have facility of on/off the cores of processors?

    • November 27, 2013

      They are trying to keep the body thin and stylish I guess.

  2. sfewq
    November 27, 2013

    wide – 93 mm ? ))

  3. claude
    November 27, 2013

    Hi Andy

    U talk abt the 4G support by these words ” Due to the MT6592’s specs the T100 doesn’t have 4G LTE support”
    I didn’t know abt this, can u explain which CPU can support 4G ?
    Tegra, snapdragon …?

  4. winderor
    November 27, 2013

    it’s a tv!
    93mm width???????

  5. Chindi Atseh
    November 27, 2013

    Measurements seems to be off somehow, it’s almost 1.5 cm LONGER then a ZP998 and almost 2 cm WIDER then the same ZP998, yet it uses a smaller screen??

  6. From Finland
    November 27, 2013

    2300mAh battery 🙁 Seriously it will last like 12 hours with those specs. I have a Jiayu G4 advanced and the 3Ah battery makes a ton of difference! I’m really interested in the Monkey King 2, but I don’t want a phone that won’t last for a day.

    • November 27, 2013

      It is a bit of a let down….

    • AStarbucks
      January 3, 2014

      If you can’t even read – do a search.

      Its 2700mAh.

      Furthermore, operating time is hardly based on battery capacity alone. The Mediatek chipset with its A7 cores will be far more efficient than anything currently on the market.

  7. Richard
    November 27, 2013

    Does this have a compass?

  8. Adr
    November 27, 2013

    No NFC, no AC, no OTG, no compass and only 2300mah? *sigh*
    The Zopo would be perfect, if it just was like 5″ inch or max 5.2″ or so, but noooo… make it 5.5″… 🙁

    Also, what are the dimensions on the thl t100?

    • highwind
      November 27, 2013

      Why dont you just check the stats on the official THL website?


      It DOES feature NFC aswell as OTG, probably also a compass… Dont know what you might mean with “AC”.

      Measurements given here are also fake, Antelife states it measures 141x70x8.9mm and as they already got a hand-on video on YouTube, I think it is safe to believe them

    • juan
      December 6, 2013

      video of thl t100 on YouTube


    • AStarbucks
      January 3, 2014

      First, are you all dyslexic? It does not say 2300mAh anywhere but you are whining that it is. Its 2700mAh!

      Second, this article is so error ridden and incomplete with the specs, its utter ribbush. So much for editorial standards. .I agree with @highwind – check the official website for the specs instead.

      NFC, OTG, etc, are all standard and listed on the official website.

  9. Daniel
    November 29, 2013

    Are you sure about the dimensions? The width seems far too much at 93mm

  10. Paul
    December 3, 2013

    I was also really concerned about the smaller batteries with 5″+ 1920×1080 screens but I just saw a video of the mtk6589T being tested against the mt6592 in a battery test. The mt6592 was WAY more efficient than the mtk6589T. Seems like we should be expecting better results with the new 8 core phones.

  11. El Ven
    February 19, 2014

    Gorilla glass??? mine is scratched to f+ck after 1 month of light use. much worse than my old, heavily used ZTE!
    I shouldn’t put it in my shirt pocket or touch it with my finger, it needs a velvet pouch??

  12. El Ven
    February 19, 2014

    either… Corning Gorilla Glass is supersoft, or my THL T100S is not fitted with it, so many scratches in less than one month of light use!
    MUCH more than my old heavily used zte with gorilla 2 and 15 months abuse.