Meet a new luxury smartphone, the Lumigon T2 HD


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?


source: Lumigon

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41 Comments

1. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

its good and all, but its too much $ for not enough

4. draconic1991

Posts: 200; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

Still...better than iphone...and when talking abt quality bettr than sammy

13. SleepingOz unregistered

I have no quality issue with my Note 3. Would you please explain..

17. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

cheap low grade plastic would you you buy a plastic tea table or dinning table? glass or marble looks and feels and is touchier than cheap plastic yove paid a high price money we deserve good quality materials yes when is drops it wont break, but this is an expensive gadget, which needs to have quality materials its like driving a car made out of plastic, nasty cheap plastic. cars are made with carbon fibre and metal aluminum

26. AstronautJones

Posts: 305; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

If a vehicle made of plastic cost less, had better gas mileage, was faster, AND did as well or BETTER in crash tests-then I sure as hell would drive that thing. Even if you sat and screamed about supposed lack of quality materials. Phones are the same way. I really do like the look of the New One, but even the old one had POLYCARBONATE material. Higher cost material just for the sake of saying it costs more is STUPID.

32. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

why the hell would anyone drive a cheap plastic car,,, dont you like good quality things in life? are you poore that you cant afford a bmw merc jag lexus audi, it dosent cost an arm and a leg,,, no one wants to wear or buy cheap stuffs, who dosent want good fine products, every human does, this is Europe were hunger and food and jobs are sustainable, not a third world country and people who drive with passion never think about petrol, when you drive you enjoy the drive, you drive a car to feel good better, not to save petrol, if you do looks like you cant afford to, im not insulting you just giving my theroy

34. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

lmao Arte-8800 why the hell would you buy a marc, jag, lexus or audi as a daily driver? audi maybe but, jag's really? they are not daily drivers, they have problem after problem and make no sense. What you should do is go buy a honda, that gets 30-40mpg almost never breaks down, friggin throw 10 kids in there and itll still be in good shape? same with smartphones, premium wont work if the phone isnt practical, id take a samsung that works over a diamond covered one that doesnt

39. TheCentralScrutinizer

Posts: 2; Member since: Apr 27, 2015

I actually use my Jaguar daily as I did my previous Volvo, BMW 5 series, VWs, Citroen, Bentley, Mercedes, MG and Land Rover. The point of a car is to drive it. However the experience is different depending on brand and model. Essentially there is little difference between a Bentley flying Spur and a VW Phaeton with a W12 engine and 4 wheel drive but the sensible person actually goes for the cheaper VW rather than the Bentley as the driving and comfort experience is actually better and the price less than half. Of course people aspire to a badge so crave the Bentley. But is safety in a car is your prime factor then go for a Renault Megane with top notch EuroNCAP and cheap plastic everywhere - it's those carefully chosen cheap plastics that make the Megane and the Ford KA so safe when it comes to a collision as they actually absorb impact, protecting the innards - you and your family. As much as adore the minimalist aesthetic of the Lumigon T2 HD, there is no guarantee that it will perform any better than a cheapo plastic model - indeed the plastic phone may bounce better when dropped; sure the outer plastic case may crack but the innards will remain in tact,Whereas if you drop something as rigid as a steel or magnesium framed phone with rigid Corning glass then there is no flexion and thus all the kinetic energy of the drop is transferred to the innards and in particular to the vulnerable components such as SSD or HDD and the speaker and microphone; so it may still look good on the concrete floor but can I still make a 999 call as I lay beside it having tripped and banged my head? And having a Bang & Olufsen chip does not mean you're getting better sound. I've had a number of B&O hi-fi separates and top-end TVs but it's largely an aesthetic you buy into here - even the lauded ergonomics are not necessarily that good compared to cheaper, more intuitive, alternatives. And whilst I do agree that the internal sound of B&O TVs outclasses most competitors that matters not-a-jot if you've got your telly hooked up to an AV amp. I still have B&O's flagship 7000 hi-fi separates system; it sounds OK and integrates well but it doesn't sound nearly so good as a considerably cheaper Quad, Naim or similar system and not even as good as an old Technics system. More money does not equate to better per se. You are buying a package and should consider what matters most to you. I suppose the biggest issue with the Lumigon is that it will always fall in the shadow of Virtu and to go back to car analogies - it is like the Audi always being considered a poor-man's BMW, even though modern Audis eclipse BMW all-round the adage has stuck. So if you like a phone, you buy it - you're the one who lives with it.

35. g2a5b0e unregistered

Wow. You literally understood not one thing the man just said. Geezus.

27. iushnt

Posts: 3122; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

But it's a technological device.Not a car or table. People have been buying plastic phones so there is nothing amazing here

28. iushnt

Posts: 3122; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

When the user of plastic phone doesn't feel cheap then I dunno non-plastic phone users care sao much of galaxy devices

36. geordie8t1 unregistered

And ironically you say it feels premium to you. But how does it feel once you slap your fragile little device inside a case which covers everything but the screen? How does it look and feel then compare to my uber powerful sturdy galaxy note 3? The majority of new phones are basically all display anyway so your not really seeing premium from the front, and having said that have you seen how easily all glass paneled phones last or how about the way aluminium dents and nicks at every opportunity, so while it may supposedly be built of more "premium" products, it will be mine that looks, runs and feels better after a year of wear and tear, everyone has a choice but to consider calling a £600 device cheap just because of a few grams of plastic or aluminium is actually dumb, the materials used are actually pittance to mould for the frames of phones, quite frankly i do not mind the look and feel of my note 3 at all to me it feels great in hand....personal choice is the word of the day

31. draconic1991

Posts: 200; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

Just pick up an aluminium made phone...im not saying it has to be htc..but when u pick it up u feel like there's smthing expensive and valuable in your hand....i have an s3 too...just doesnt feel like i got enough for what i spent....and specially when almost all the phones of samsung look the same...it doesnt feel special that u have a flagship phone...

37. sgogeta4

Posts: 394; Member since: Feb 02, 2011

you're an idiot then. just because it "feels" expensive doesn't mean it is better. come back after you've dropped it a few times without a case and see how well it survives.

38. draconic1991

Posts: 200; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

well then u must be a nincompoop. cos i never said that phone is better. i said the quality of material is better. if you think some cheap plastic is better than aluminium please get a check up done.. o and btw...atleast an aluminium wont break apart when it falls like plastic..

12. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

There's a reason they call it a luxury smartphone

14. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

this phone looks much better than gresso and vertu ugly phones

29. Ashoaib

Posts: 3297; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Nice design... similar to my electric shaver... will look premium in hand

33. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

thats how phones should look, not like iphones

2. Duketytz

Posts: 534; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

Looks sweeeeet!

3. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2359; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Too much$$ for so little..... Pass!!!!

5. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

The almost same thing also comes from Apple.

6. AppleHateBoy unregistered

I smell conspiracy. I have never seen a luxury phone with the best specs.

7. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Superb looks with specs for a luxury phone.

8. difwwh

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

Nice-looking phone with great features, unlike other luxury phones.

9. Miracles

Posts: 560; Member since: Aug 31, 2013

Looks like a Sony/ Sharp knockoff.

18. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

true.

10. SAO101789

Posts: 123; Member since: Feb 10, 2014

This makes the iphone look cheap.

11. SamsungELITE unregistered

for the iphone addicts out there, better buy this phone rather than your useless iphone, at least you can feel the worth of every cents you spent in this phone than the iphone haha. Iphone fanboys attack me now!!

15. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

Imma join you, bro...behind the Great Wall of China

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