After launching tBook convertible laptop last month, Smartron an Indian company which has Sachin Tendulkar as a strategic investor and brand ambassador outed their first Smartphone, tPhone at an event held at Hyderabad. Smartron wants to be seen as an IoT (Internet Of Things) player and Smartphone is an important spoke in the IoT wheel in their larger vision of tron family of connected devices.
The tphone was launched in the presence of Smartron’s strategic shareholder & brand Ambassador, Sachin Tendulkar and Hon’ble Minister for Information Technology, Government of Telangana, Shri. K T Rama Rao. Mahesh Lingareddy, Founder & Chairman, Narsi Reddy, Co-founder & Managing Director, Smartron and Rohit Rathi, Co-founder & President represented the TRON family at the launch.
tPhone like the tBook has a very characteristic look thanks to the choice of dual-color for the back panel they have chosen. Apart from the sunrise orange color we have seen at the tBook, the tPhone also comes in Classic Grey, Metallic Pink, Steel Blue colors. Another notable feature of the phone is its feather-weight at 149 grams. Inspite of the 5.5-inch display it’s super light on hand. The display features a fullHD (1920X180 pixels) , 401 PPI with super AMOLED display with Gorilla Glass 3 protection. The display also boasts of a Apical Assertive display technology that promises better outdoor visibility.
Powering the device is a 64-bit Qualcomm© Snapdragon™ 810 processor V2.1 with Octa-croe CPUs backed by 4GB LPDDR4 @ 1600MHZ , a 64GB of onboard storage is a good add-on plus an option to further expand it via microSD card. Smartron also provides free unlimited tCloud, a cloud storage for its users. Running on Android Marshmallow 6.0.1, the UI is stock Android so future updates should be easy to flow in. It also adds the tronX layer for seamless experience across the Smartron devices.
On the camera sise, the tPhone has a dual-flash 13MP rear camera with a 6 element lens setup. The front camera is a 4 megapixel with large 2µm pixel size which the company says offers a good low light performance.
The Smartphone also enriches the audio experience with the DTS PlayFi technology. The battery pack includes a 3000mAh pack with a USB Type C charger and Quick charge 2.0 technology. tPhone supports LTE, dual-SIM (Micro + Nano)
Talking on the occasion, Sachin Tendulkar said, “At Smartron, we take immense pride in the engineering and innovation spirit of India. Today, we are witnessing an Indian brand showcasing to the world, that smart technology products can compete with leading tech brands through path-breaking design and engineering. With this launch we are encouraged to work and represent India as a country known for product engineering and design innovation. As for Smartron this is just the beginning and it is time that India stood out in the smart technology space.”
Mr. K. Taraka Rama Rao, said, “I am delighted to be part of this historic occasion. With the IoT wave at its peak, it becomes important to seize this opportunity and design products, which will nurture the technology space in India. I look forward to Smartron, a homegrown brand taking us to the global product map and making us proud”.
The tphone is priced at Rs. 22,999/- and will be available for registration on gadget360.com and smartron.com and goes on sale in early June 2016.