Previously, we have heard Smartisan is going to release a new phone in March. Later it became known the new device will be the Smartisan Nuts 2 rather than the Smartisan T3. The former has leaked on a photo and we have learned some key features it will come with. Today, a completely new spot appeared on the net confusing us. According to it, the upcoming Smartisan model will be unleashed next month, on April 9. Still no guess whether it will be the Smartisan Nuts 2 or another device we haven’t heard yet, but the phone is codenamed as Smartisan Oscar.
According to the previous leaks, the Smartisan Oscar (aka Smartisan Nuts 2) will be rivaling to the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5, which has been announced recently. Today, another handset in face of the Lenovo S5 was launched that is going to make a tough competition to the Xiaomi mid-ranger as well. And if taking into account the Meizu E3 that should hit the market soon, we can say the Redmi Note 5 will see difficult times.
As for the Smartisan Oscar, it’s said to sport a Snapdragon 636 chip and a full-screen with an aspect ratio of 18:9. What’s more interesting, it’s going to use the same tri-bezel-less design as the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2. But unlike the latter, there is a home button on the chin that supports a fingerprint identification.
The rest of features of the forthcoming Smartisan Oscar include a 3000mAh battery, 12MP rear dual-camera, built-in 4GB of RAM, 32/64/128GB of native storage options, and the expected price tags should be 1599 yuan ($252), 1799 yuan ($284), and 1999 yuan ($315).