Lumigon announces T2 HD premium Android smartphone
You may remember the Danish company Lumigon from its T1 and T2 smartphones, which it launched in 2010 and 2012. The company is looking to deliver decently (if not exactly high-end) spec’d Android smartphones in a premium built package. Today Lumigon introduced a new member to its lineup, dubbed the T2 HD and it’s pretty much more of the same.
The new Lumigon T2 HD flagship features a premium stainless steel body with a slender 8.5mm frame. It sports a 4.3-inch 720p display covered in Gorilla Glass 3, and also has IP58 water resistance.
Unfortunately, it still won’t be able to compete with the latest flagships in the processing department, as it sports a Snapdragon chipset with 1.7 GHz dual-core Krait CPU and Adreno 320 GPU. It’s also got 2GB of RAM, top and bottom stereo speakers powered by Bang Olufsen, and a 13MP Sony-made shooter accompanied by a 2.4MP front-facing camera that does 1080p video and has a front-facing flash of its own, great for low-light selfies.
But the real highlight is the 128GB of available internal memory, which is rather rare for a smartphone. The T2 HD doesn’t come with a microSD card slot, but with this much available memory, you don’t really need one.
Dimensions of the Lumigon T2 HD come in at 127 x 64 x 8.7, which is just about the same dimensions as the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact, except they were able to trim almost a full millimeter off the thickness. This latter bit is likely due to a smaller battery, which is 6.4 Wh (just over 1,700mAh).
Other hardware extras include LTE connectivity, Bluetooth and WiFi, GPS, NFC, IR-blaster, FM radio, secondary microphone, glove mode, and a stainless steel dock for charging and data transfer, included in the retail package.
Software-wise, the T2 HD is slated to come running almost entirely vanilla Android 4.4 KitKat, with very minor cosmetic changes to the interface. Lumigon will include a few custom widgets like a stylish clock and calendar.
The Lumigon T2 HD will be released in Q2 of 2014 in black or white starting from €730 after taxes. Store availability will be limited to Denmark, while the majority of European markets will be able to buy one through Lumigon’s webshop. The price is for the 32GB version, so expect to pony up significantly more for the 128GB model. If you’ve really got money to burn, there’s even a limited edition 24-carat gold variant coming out at the same time.