Why it matters to you
T-Mobile’s Revvl T1, T2, and T3 Pro could challenge flagships like the iPhone and Google Pixel with competitive pricing.
T-Mobile may be readying a self-branded lineup of affordable smartphones, and the first three may have been revealed prematurely. In early May, details of the T-Mobile Revvl T1, T2, and T3 Pro began to surface.
According to Android Authority, TCL, Alcatel’s parent company and the firm behind the BlackBerry Key One and DTEK devices, is designing and producing the Revvl phones. They are expected to be cheaper than Apple’s entry-level iPhone (less than $650), and they will reportedly launch alongside a commitment-free T-Mobile service that will come with a lifetime warranty and insurance included.
We don’t know much about T-Mobile’s Revvl lineup, but we’re learning more every day. Here is what we have so far.
The Revvl T1’s design remains shrouded in mystery, for the most part, but Android Authority obtained a rendering in May.
It has an earpiece at the top and bottom, an LED flash for illuminated selfie pictures, and rounded corners on all four sides. On the right are what appear to be a physical power button and a volume rocker, and it is completely black in color.
From the front, it looks a little like an iPhone.
Specs and screen
The Revvl T1 won’t break speed barriers anytime soon, but that is not to say its hardware isn’t competitive.
T-Mobile’s mid-range phone packs a 5.5-inch Full HD (1,920 x 1,080) IPS display, a 13-megapixel rear camera and a wide-angle five-megapixel front camera, and 3,000mAh battery. There is a fingerprint sensor onboard, and a USB-C charging spot.
In terms of software, it runs Android Nougat — the latest version of Google’s mobile operating system. Android Authority wasn’t able to confirm if it would ship with T-Mobile apps pre-installed or a custom theme.
Price and availability
The Revvl T1’s launch date is anyone’s guess, but Android Authority is betting sooner rather than later. Its source pegs the third quarter of 2017 as a likely release window.