I’m gonna go out on a limb and say Apple is still KING of hardware design when it comes to smartphones. Yes Samsung and HTC have beautiful phones but they lack precision and a refined elegance. The latest Nokias are stunning and in some cases, rival their fruity competitor in design. It seems the Scandinavians are the only ones that really know how to design a smartphone. Minimalism has pretty much become their domain and if the Nokias aren’t proof, check out the Lumigon T2.
It’s gorgeous and made of steel – yes you read right, STEEL. The body is perfectly smooth. The sides cleverly hide all the ports so all you see is a steel frame, strong enough for you to stand on. For serious! They even say so in the press release. Powered by a 1.4 GHz Snapdragon processor combined with expandable 8 GB of memory and you’ve got a middle to high end performing smartphone. All this with a coat of Android Ice Cream Sandwich on top.
The two most impressive tidbits are the audio and software. Audio comes from a Bang & Olufsen MS3 chip (thanks Dutchies!) and Android’s overly complicated and cluttered interface has been refined to sit somewhere in between iOS and WindowsPhone.
No idea how much it’ll cost but the T2 launches this autumn in Europe, Asia, and independent online shops. I can’t wait to get my hands on one for review. For now if you want more info, hit up the site and sign up for more info.