With the Telekom T Phone (Pro), the magenta-colored provider’s first own 5G smartphones are now available in Germany. The mid-range smartphones start at 219 Euros with quite good features.
What’s in the Telekom T Phone?
Telekom had already held out the prospect of launching its own smartphone in the fall of 2022, which is now available as Telekom T Phone and Telekom T Phone Pro. Smartphones from T-Mobile’s own U.S. brand RevvI, which are said to have been developed together with Google, serve as the basis for both models.
The normal T Phone relies on a MediaTek Dimensity 700 octa-core chip with an integrated 5G modem and starts with 4 GB of working memory and 64 GB of system memory. The latter can be expanded by up to 2 terabytes via microSD card.
The device measures 166.6 mm x 76.4 mm, 8.7 mm and weighs 195 grams. A 6.5-inch IPS LCD with HD+ resolution is installed, and Android 12 is preinstalled ex-factory. The battery has a capacity of 4,500 mAh and is supposed to achieve a standby time of up to 378 hours.
Charging is via USB Type-C, but Telekom does not provide details on charging speed. Otherwise, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi 5 are on board, as is a 50-megapixel triple camera on the back and a 5-MP selfie lens.
Telecom T Phone Pro offers more
The Telekom T Phone Pro, which is larger at 173.9 mm x 77.4 mm x 8.9 mm and weighs 215 grams, offers a bit more. It has a 6.8-inch display, but the resolution is the same.
The battery also grows to 5,000 mAh and is supposed to last 300 hours in standby. It can also be charged inductively. In addition, the same chip is supported by 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of system storage, which can also be expanded.
In addition, the Pro model offers one more camera on the back, i.e. a 50 MP quad camera. The resolution of the front camera also increases to 16 megapixels. Both devices are protected against dust and water according to IP52. Both devices also feature face recognition and a fingerprint sensor. Just like a 3.5 mm jack.
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Prices and availability
The Telekom T Phone and Telekom T Phone Pro are available now directly from the provider. Prices start at EUR 219 for the T Phone and EUR 269 for the Pro model. Both smartphones cost just one euro extra in conjunction with the MagentaMobil S rate (49.95 euros per month).