Indian IoT brand Smartron has finally launched its much-awaited t.phone in India for a price tag of Rs 22,999. The smartphone packs in premium hardware and will be up grabs at the company’s t.store website.
The Smartron t.phone features and all metal body that is available in Sunrise Orange, Classic Grey, Metallic Pink and Steel Blue. Smartron claims that the t.phone is one of the lightest smartphones in its category. On the front, owners will be treated to a 5.5-inch Full HD AMOLED display sporting a pixel density of 401PPI that is protected by Corning’s Gorilla Glass 3 and features a fingerprint resistant oleophobic coating. Inside, we get a 64-bit, Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chipset paired with 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM clocked at 1600Mhz. There’s 64GB of internal storage and also features a microSD card slot for storage expansion.
Coming to the camera’s, the t.phone comes with a 13MP sensor with a 6P lens and f/2.0 aperture. The camera unit also features PDAF for quick autofocus and dual LED flash unit. Protecting the camera lens is a lens cover made from Gorilla Glass. The front-facing camera gets a 4MP sensor with bigger pixels and an f/2.0 aperture. The front facing lens also get a Gorilla Glass lens cover for protection.
The handset packs in barrage of sensors including a barometer, 9-axis sensor hub, a proximity sensor, ambient light sensor and a hall sensor. It also packs in 4 mics and features active noise cancellation. We get the usual connectivity options Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v4.1, 4G LTE bands, GPS GLONASS and USB 3.0 Type-C connector that lets you use Quick Charge 2.0 tech to charge the 3000mAh battery.
Coming from Smartron, the handset runs Android Marshmallow and packs in some software goodies like t.store, t.cloud and t.care.
At the launch of the Smartron t.phone, founder and chairman, Mahesh Lingareddy said, “In the next two to three years we will bring all manufacturing facilities to India. We want to add manufacturing capability to our portfolio. There is tremendous interest in t.book and t.phone in markets beyond India. We are getting enquiries from Russia and SE Asia. We want to eventually sell globally.” Commenting on why they did not go the flash sales way, “We have no concept of flash sale. We have a fixed price and we are prepared to support whatever the demand is.”
The company recently launched t.book features an all-metal unibody with dual tone styling that looks pretty similar to Microsoft’s Surface lineup. Smartron claims that it can function as a complete workstation, thanks to its full-size foldable keyboard and hinged kickstand.