T-Mobile announces Revvl, its own super-cheap Android Nougat phone


Update: The T-Mobile Revvl is now available to buy HERE for $125 outright.

Putting a definitive end to rumors and speculations, T-Mobile just announced the Revvl - a new affordable smartphone for consumers who "want a boatload of features without spending a boatload." While the handset is simply called Revvl (not Revvl T1, as previously believed), T-Mobile makes it clear that this is just the first phone of the Revvl series, although it doesn't say when new models will be unveiled.

As reported earlier today, the T-Mobile Revvl will go on sale tomorrow, August 10, both online and in "participating stores." The smartphone will be available on T-Mobile's famous lease program, JUMP! On Demand (which now lets you get a new handset every 30 days), costing just $5 per month, with $0 upfront. For now, it's not clear how much the phone costs if you'll want to buy it, not just lease it, but it's likely around $100.

Running Android 7 Nougat, the T-Mobile Revvl seems to be a nice handset for its price point. Its highlight features include a 5.5-inch display with 720 x 1280 pixels, fingerprint scanner, 2 GB of RAM, 32 GB of expandable storage space, and a 3000 mAh battery. The phone also has 13 MP and 5 MP cameras (rear and front), both with LED flash.

In addition to announcing the Revvl, T-Mobile said that it's going to expand the JUMP! On Demand leasing program to include cheap smartphones. Starting tomorrow, interested customers will be able to get any of the following handsets on 18-month leases: Samsung Galaxy J3 Prime, LG K20 Plus, LG Aristo, or ZTE ZMax Pro. Alongside the T-Mobile Revvl, these phones are part of "T-Mobile Smartpicks" - according to the magenta carrier, these are "hand-picked affordable smartphones from top-tier brands that are raising the bar in terms of features and specs, at awesome prices."

Who here is planning to, uh, JUMP! on a T-Mobile Revvl?


sources: T-Mobile, Des Smith (Twitter)

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REVVL
  • Display 5.5" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor MediaTek, Quad-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(12h talk time)

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20 Comments

1. pecapello

Posts: 106; Member since: Feb 19, 2015

Just another android phone that will never see aa system update

3. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Just like Samsung phones.

9. talon95

Posts: 1000; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

What phone do you have that isn't updated? As for 7.1 that may be true, but it's true of almost all manufacturers, so I wouldn't single out Samsung.

11. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Tab A6 and J5 2016

15. CAVBR

Posts: 134; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

But these were / will be updated.

18. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Nope my Tab A6 is still on Lollipop and its 2017.

19. CAVBR

Posts: 134; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

Is your model SM-T28x (Tab A 7.0) or SM-P58x (Tab A 10.1)?

20. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

The 7 inch

12. domfonusr

Posts: 1085; Member since: Jan 17, 2014

Ya know, people everywhere should feel really lucky to get any system updates at all. When I had Symbian smartphones from Nokia, the OS version you got was the OS version you kept... if you had a phone with Series 60 2nd Edition, there was no way you were going to get an update to another feature pack, let alone an upgrade to S60 3rd Edition. Getting a new version of the OS was utterly unheard of - and I didn't mind it one bit. Nowadays, people are all out of sorts if their cheap Android phone doesn't get updated to the latest version, or if their security updates aren't precisely on time each month like clockwork. Back in the old days, you bought a phone, and if it got a software update, it was only to edit the firmware, to say nothing of the OS. Have we become so over-sensitive to having to have the latest and greatest of everything all the time that we can't go without our instant gratification of immediate automatic OS updates? Have we forgotten the bygone days, the good ol' days, when we were just happy to have a smartphone or a really nice feature phone that ran predictably (and with a few quirks that we all got used to over time) and did some cool things? My Moto E 2nd Gen will never be updated to Marshmallow, and I'm okay with that. In another few months, I will just buy a newer phone that runs Nougat or O. The important thing is that the apps that are installed still run on it, and it gets its security patches. Otherwise, I could care less if it sees a software update to a new OS version or whatever. Besides, newer OS's tend to run a bit slower on old hardware, and even iPhone's are prone to this as they grow older and get the latest version of iOS from their blessed "Apple." ... And these days, people expect support like they're going to keep their phone for many years, and then turn around and get a new phone every six months anyway...

16. CAVBR

Posts: 134; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

About Symbian, very well remembered. Only those who bought a device with Symbian^3 had a bit more luck in that. As for Moto E², you were unlucky, because of the 4 variants released, only 1 stayed in the Lollipop. But more bad luck gave who bought the Moto E³ or Moto E³ Power.

13. Kibzara

Posts: 123; Member since: Feb 24, 2016

loooool, and apple is giving weekly updates, cause there is allways a bug or a drain that needs to be fixed. better have one GOOD update per few months, than every now and then, just to solve some stupid issues...

2. apple-rulz

Posts: 2123; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

Android 7, a 3000 mAh battery-kinda not too far off from the Note 8 on most of the important stuff.

4. domfonusr

Posts: 1085; Member since: Jan 17, 2014

For most people, I think this phone will do, for $100 or a little more, what most people will go after a $700+ Samsung Galaxy or Apple iPhone to do. Will it do it as well? Doubtful, but it will likely do well enough. Additionally, this T-Mobile Revvl is almost the same price as, and yet far superior to, the Coolpad Defiant that just recently launched on T-Mobile. I think that is noteworthy, plus the Revvl can be financed while the Defiant cannot be financed.

5. MattPerkins1

Posts: 94; Member since: Mar 25, 2017

Android and cheap. A match made in heaven.

6. fyah_king unregistered

Your face looks cheap.lol

7. aodmisery

Posts: 26; Member since: Apr 18, 2016

and smaller bezels than most of all the big name phones. smh

8. android1234

Posts: 203; Member since: Feb 09, 2010

not a bad price for a decent smartphone. use for a replacement or secondary phone

10. talon95

Posts: 1000; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

This is probably a very good option for a lot of users. PA users may not care, nor anyone on another carrier, but T-mobile customers will be happy and that's what counts in this case.

14. DETROIT50

Posts: 9; Member since: Aug 11, 2017

it says on the box it has band 66. this is huge news guys. just having that on it make this phone the best budget phone ever.

17. CAVBR

Posts: 134; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

Interesting to see T-Mobile still launch smartphones stamping their brand. This reminds me that 9 years ago, the first smartphone with Android appeared with its brand (the T-Mobile G1), despite being from HTC, and have been launched in other markets such as HTC Dream.

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