Smartisan T2 will be a Xiaomi Mi 4c on (design) steroids


Smartisan’s T1 may not have been the bestselling phone of 2014, the intuitive-design driven company isn’t giving up just yet.

Smartisan also tried doing cheap a few months back, but it seems as though design is where the heart is for Smartisan. As is the case with the OnePlus X (review), Smartisan seems to be attempting to make a phone with a balance of spec and design with the Smartisan T2.

Details about the phone have been coming in steady. The latest bit is that the phone is going to have curved glass panels (2.5D, 4th-gen Gorilla Glass) on the front and rear of the phone.

This is to complement the previous leaks that have pointed at a Xiaomi Mi 4c-esque configuration set, including a 5-inch 1920 x 1080p FHD display, a Snapdragon 808 hexa-core processor, 3GB of RAM and Android 5.1 Lollipop. A USB Type-C port will also make an appearance on the device.

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While the spec set will remind you of the Mi 4c, the price will remind you of two; it’s going to be priced somewhere around the 2999 Yuan ($470) mark if word on the street is to be believed. And that isn’t nearly a surprise, keeping in mind the asking price of the first-gen Smartisan.

So if design (and experimentation) are two keywords that go best with your personality, keep half a grand ready. On the other hand, if you want to settle for nothing less than flagship specs, Smartisan are said to be working on a Snapdragon 820-powered T2 Pro fingerprint phone as well.

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25 Comments

  1. Tajwar
    November 19, 2015

    Sleek & Beautiful design I would say

    • Muhammad Yasir
      November 20, 2015

      price however …

      • Tajwar
        November 20, 2015

        Ikr Killa Price

        • Muhammad Yasir
          November 20, 2015

          😀 , i mean literally killer … poor guy could starve a month for that kinda expensive phone and flip out as a consequence …

          DISCLAIMER : i DO NOT condone or encourage anyone selling their kidneys(or other peripherals) OR blowing a month’s income on gadgets. Do not file a lawsuit against me if someone actually tries this :p

          • balcobomber25
            November 20, 2015

            I have blown a months salary on gadgets in the past. Haven’t sold a kidney yet….

            • Muhammad Yasir
              November 20, 2015

              hmm … may i know which such gadget stole your heart 😀 ?

            • balcobomber25
              November 20, 2015

              An LG 4K TV, just yesterday actually lol. Maxpower and I were talking about TVs, i went to the store last night and it was a good deal i couldn’t resist. Also bought an Ipad with it for my grandmother for Christmas.

            • Muhammad Yasir
              November 20, 2015

              well … u better do some gaming on that tv … or it really would be a waste :p !

  2. MaxPower
    November 19, 2015

    for the SD820 version the price is your soul.

    • King
      November 19, 2015

      Yeah. I might just buy the LeTV new 120 inch monster for much lesser. ?

      • MaxPower
        November 19, 2015

        lol, that was funny.

        jokes apart I’ve heard that the TV has been selling very good exceeding the company expectations.

        the one coming in the US is the 55″ model, they have not mentioned the price yet.

    • balcobomber25
      November 20, 2015

      Imagine what a Vivo or Gionee 820 powered phone is going to cost? You can probably buy a small city car for less.

      • MaxPower
        November 20, 2015

        lol

      • Muhammad Yasir
        November 20, 2015

        HAHAHA ~!

    • Muhammad Yasir
      November 20, 2015

      wel…

  3. Marius Cirsta
    November 19, 2015

    I was just thinking that maybe this is less expensive than the Mi4c but the price made me lol. Oh well … if people will pay for it sure, why not… I’d rather have a Xiaomi 😀

  4. Steve B
    November 19, 2015

    Nut wasn’t really cheap; review would be nice.

  5. balcobomber25
    November 20, 2015

    How is Smartisan in regard to build quality, customer service, cameras and software? I can get by the price/spec issue if they nail everything else. Thats one of the reasons I will pay a lot for a Gionee with average specs, I know I am getting great build quality, excellent cameras and great customer service.

    • Muhammad Yasir
      November 20, 2015

      u gionee fanboy 😛

      • balcobomber25
        November 20, 2015

        Meizu is winning me over more and more everyday. My fanboy heirachy currently looks like this:

        1. Xiaomi
        2. Meizu
        3. Gionee
        4. THL
        5. Microsoft (I work for them now and am required to include them lol).

        • Faisal Shaharyar
          November 20, 2015

          i have heard that you can install windows 10 on Mi4. so how does it translates to real world scenarios.

          that should be something isn’t it.

    • Creazydea
      November 20, 2015

      Smartisan has good build quality, customer service (should no to international customers), great camera, even Engadget give them a good reputation. To the software, it maybe a problem.

      • balcobomber25
        November 20, 2015

        That’s basically Gionee they nail everything except software.

  6. CBpbxEcmecmBeH
    November 20, 2015

    I’ve read that the LOGO on the back will be a fingerprint sensor (just to add to the specs) and it sure looks great! Even T1 (the first smartisan phone) has a great design.
    The software is, from my own experience, “on another level” where everything that you need comes in a clean, eye-pleasing and stable from (FYI, SmartisanOS 2.1.1 on OPO).
    I wish that T2 would be made available outside China as well.

  7. January 22, 2016

    I am shocked at the high price of this phone and I can’t find any reason why it is not in the $300 range rather than nearly $200 more.