Smartron’s t.phone is an SD810 powered phone for IoT geeks


Indian startup and Sachin Tendulkar-backed Smartron yesterday announced the launch of the Smartron t.phone, the company’s first smartphone.

Smartron already has an Intel-powered tablet, the t.book in its kitty. The company fancies itself as an IoT startup, and thus plans to include features that will allow cross-device talk.

To speak of the phone per se, it comes with a 5.5-inch 1920 x 1080p Super AMOLED display and is powered by 2015 flagship SoC, the Snapdragon 810. Besides that, the t.phone has 4GB of RAM, 64GB ROM (expandable), a 13 mega-pixel rear camera, 4 mega-pixel front camera and a 3000mAh battery.

Mahesh Lingareddy, Founder and Chairman of Smartron said at launch: “Smartron tphone is a great addition to tron generation of Smart Things to Come and critical to the tronx experience. It is one of the most exciting devices in the line of products that the brand plans to launch this year. The brand’s vision is to make consumers’ life simpler and smarter by bringing more autonomous and intelligent devices and services. With Smartron aiming to innovate in the sphere of IoT, we definitely have a lot to look forward to. Fully designed and engineered in India, the company will, over the next 2-3 years, move all of its manufacturing to be local.”

The Smartron t.phone runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, and will be available for purchase in open sale (i.e., no flash sales) for 22,999 INR ($340).

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19 Comments

  1. SnowyCat
    May 20, 2016

    maybe its because of the pre production sample but the back looks a bit cheap with those spaces.

    • May 20, 2016

      Nah, AFAIK these aren’t preproduction.

  2. MattD
    May 20, 2016

    In this case, “IOT” stands for “I Own Thickblackbezels”

    • May 20, 2016

      I see what you did there…

  3. realjjj
    May 20, 2016

    Good luck to them. Not encouraging that they chose to use this SOC.
    You forgot to mention the price, if there is one.

    • May 20, 2016

      Added, thanks! Side effects of working at 1 in the night…

      • Joel Adames
        May 22, 2016

        FingerPrint Reader??? Anyone???

        • Arnie Linson
          May 23, 2016

          No fingerprint reader. They were probably living under a rock for the last year since they used SD810 and forgot to add a FP reader.

  4. Marco Lancaster
    May 20, 2016

    Snapdragon 810 is something to ignore on 2016, this SoC should already be in a Graveyard lol

    • SnowyCat
      May 20, 2016

      to be fair i would rather take most 650/652 phones over a 810..and if i would take a 810 phone it would be the le 1 pro from alst year for like 180€ all inclusive with 4/64 as well

  5. Karly Johnston
    May 20, 2016

    6P wannabe… get the real thing.

  6. Muhammad Yasir
    May 20, 2016

    where’s the IOT in it ?!

    • May 21, 2016

      According to smartron, the IoT will come with future updates.

      • Joel Adames
        May 22, 2016

        FingerPrint Reader???

        • May 22, 2016

          nope, none

          • Joel Adames
            May 26, 2016

            Hahaha, then no. ?

    • E8hffff
      May 21, 2016

      No mention of NFC neither which would be pretty important with IoT.

      • Arnie Linson
        May 23, 2016

        They forgot to add on the phone.

  7. E8hffff
    May 21, 2016

    Looks ok.