Smartisan T2 Hands-On Photos Surface, Show Boxy, Unconventional Design

A couple of weeks ago we brought you news that Smartisan is planning the release of a third smartphone dubbed the Smartisan T2. At that time, the terminal was spotted by AnTuTu rocking the model number “SM801”, along with a Snapdragon 808 SoC under the hood.

Evidently, although the internal specifications have been partly unveiled by the benchmarking tool, the smartphone’s overall design remained a mystery. Thankfully, this mystery appears to have now been uncovered by a series of hands-on photos leaked by sources in China. They showcase the alleged Smartisan T2 flaunting what appears to be an unconventional, boxy design.

Smartisan T2 Hands-On Photos Emerge

In a world where the majority of smartphone makers adhere to various design tricks (rounded back covers / 2.5D screen protectors, chamfered or rounded edges) in order to create handsets that feel thinner than they actually are, Smartisan’s approach can be considered rather unconventional.

Assuming that the photos above are legit, the Smartisan T2 showcases a boxy overall design that reveals little-to-no effort in tricking the user’s hand. The smartphone presents itself in a rectangular form factor with sharp angles and no bells & whistles. In fact, the only areas that break the square-ish overall form factor are the four corners.

Otherwise, the handset accommodates a couple of speaker grilles flanking the USB connector and microphone at the bottom edge, and at the top you will find a power button and a headphone jack. The volume rocker sits on the right-hand edge of the device, whereas the SIM tray is located on the opposite side.

We also get a glimpse of what should be Smartisan OS 2.0 (built on top of Android 5.1 Lollipop), but unsurprisingly the UI looks extremely similar to the previous OS version.

According to previously leaked data, the Smartisan T2 should sport a 5-inch 1080p display, a Snapdragon 808 SoC, an Adreno 418 GPU, 3GB of RAM, 32 GB of storage, and a 13 MP main camera coupled with a 5 MP front-facing sensor. Any takers?