10-03-2016, 10:47 AM
We’ve already heard a bit about Smartisan, the phone maker from China that fancies itself as a very ergonomic maker with its intuitive software. Their previous smartphone, theSmartisan T2, obtained some fringe coverage back in 2014 in the mainstream news as a “metallic Chinese phone”. The followup, the Smartisan T3 will launch officially on October 18th, as seen by the invite below.
Smartisan makes very compelling smartphones that almost always feature a high build quality, high finish, and sadly. a relatively high price. We have the leaked specifications on the T3, and it is rumoured to include the Snapdragon 820 instead of the newer Snapdagon 821. However, this is unlikely to impact the performance on the phone in any significant way.
It will also come with either 4GB or 6GB of RAM, 64 or 128GB of storage, and Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Smartisan OS 3.0 running on top of it. Included is an IMX298 Sony sensor powering a 16MP rear camera and an 8MP front facing camera. There is also an average 3200mAh battery with Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 built in for some quick juicing.
Based on these specs alone, Smartisan is facing some stiff competition not only at home in China but abroad as well. We recently talked about the Zuk Z2/Lenovo Z2 Plus which features similar specs at a low $270 price point. The recently announced LeEco Le Pro 3boasts slightly better at the same price.
In the international market, we also see competition from Oneplus and ZTE in the OnePlus 3 (review here) and Axon 7 (review here), both priced around the $400 mark and featuring similar/better specs. It will be interesting to see what price Smartisan slaps onto the T3, but for now, that’s all the information we have, the rumoured specifications are down below. Smartisan T3 Rumoured Specifications: 5.2″ 1920×1080 IPS LCD Screen Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Quad Core Processor 4/6GB RAM, 64/128GB ROM Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Smartisan OS 3.0 Sony IMX298 16MP/8MP Camera USB-C, Linear LT1057 Op Amp 3200mAh Battery with Quick Charge 3.0