In Denmark, a company by the name of Lumigon has been piecing together a smartphone with the goal of providing quality craftsmanship and attention to detail. Today, that device was introduced as the T2 HD.
What we are presented with is a slim, minimalist design, built with stainless steel, is water resistant and intended to provide what the company describes as innovative features to “make your life easier in a cool way.”
Let’s begin with some of these innovative features. First, the T2 HD comes with a front facing flash. Called the FrontFlash, you will not need to worry about dark looking selfies from the 2.4MP front facing camera.
Next, a charging and data transfer dock comes with the T2 HD as well. It is part of Lumigon’s "Behavior Control Feature" which allows you to customize the T2 HD’s behavior to your preferences. If you wish, the T2 HD will go in to silent mode, turn the alarm on, or change other feature settings automatically when placed in the dock.
The audio is something of a differentiator too. Audio technology is provided by Bang & Olufson’s ICEpower, meant to deliver powerful sound whether you are playing music through the T2 HD’s stereo speakers or included Hi-Fi headset.
Then there is the intended build quality for this device. It will be available in either black or white, and it is built using stainless steel and Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The T2 HD is IP65 dust and water resistant and will weigh just 148 grams (5.2 ounces). There will be a limited edition run with 24-carat gold as well.
Specification-wise, the T2 HD will surprise you in a couple areas. First, it is not a phablet, it is actually compact compared to the flagships we have seen lately. The device measures a svelte 5-inches by 2.5-inches by 0.34-inches (127 x 64 x 8.7mm). That makes room for a 4.3-inch display with a resolution of 1280x720. We know how some of you groan about 720p resolution, but at 342ppi, there should be no issues with the appearance of images on the screen.
Under the hood is what is said to be largely stock Android 4.4. Things are managed by a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU tuned to 1.7GHz and an Adreno 320 GPU. There is 2GB of RAM. Storage-wise, microSD expansion is not supported, but you are not going to care because the minimum storage option is 32GB. If that is not enough, you can opt for 64GB or 128GB of storage. The 6.4Wh battery should provide up to 8 hours talk time and 320 hours of stand-by availability.
In addition to the FrontFlash equipped 2.4MP front camera, there is a 13MP main camera on the back accompanied by a dedicated camera button on the right side of the device. Wi-Fi (b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, FM radio, noise cancelling mics, water resistant headphone and USB plugs (no annoying rubber flaps), IR blaster, air gesture support, and extra sensitive touch so you can use the T2 HD with gloves on are all part of the package.
The T2 HD is an unlocked device supporting all the normal global bands including LTE at 800MHz, 1800MHz and 2600MHz. That means if you manage to bring one to the US, you will only get HSPA+ at best (only at 2100MHz). Still, the T2 HD is a pretty nice looking device, and for those that like nice things, but cannot afford the price of admission to the ultra-luxurious Vertu line of devices, it is quite an attractive alternative.
It will be available beginning in the second quarter this year. Prices start at €750 ($1,028 or £619) including VAT in Denmark and it comes complete with the charging dock, headset, cable, charger, and two carrying straps. Availability in other parts of the EU has not been revealed yet.
We have a bunch of pictures below, some of them are fairly high resolution so give your internet connection a chance to load things. How about it, are you going to treat yourself to something stainless steel and slim next quarter?