New Smartisan T1: A Fresh Android Feel from China

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The Chinese are at it again. No, they didn’t takeover a new part of the South China Sea or any part of the Indian territory. We are talking about the new Smartisan T1. This is an innovative product that promises a fresh Android experience.

Any Chinese phone whose heart is made of a Snapdragon 801 processor is worth a notice and believe us when we say this, there is a lot to notice about the Smartisan T1. The T1 has Gorilla glass 3 on both sides, giving it a rather iPhone-ish appeal. The phone follows the same obsession with symmetrical design that iPhone has retained for quite a while.


Folks who appreciate the feel of pressing a real button are in for a treat since this phone has lot many physical buttons. It has three elegantly placed physical buttons under the screen which are a departure from the monotonous capacitive touch panels. It has two sets of rockers on both sides, one for brightness and the other one for volume.

Not just that, it also lets you change the functions of the physical buttons. For the first time in a phone, you can select the functionality according to your hand inclination (right or left handedness). The USP of this device is its high customizable features.


Even with all its unique customizable features, the main screen looks rather clean and crisp. The T1 allows you to click a photo from the standby screen by pressing rockers on both sides together. This is great for people who like to take a lot of pictures and want quick access to the camera to not miss any moment worth capturing.

Though there is a giant downer, the phone will only be available in China and might release in States after a year. Hopefully, some other low-end Chinese OEM will copy the design and sell it to one of the Indian companies.

Major phone manufacturers must take notice of this innovative new product. Instead of adding bloatwares, they should focus on making the mobile experience easy for everybody.

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