Ulefone is gearing up for a new product launch in the next couple of weeks. This time the company will reveal a new smartphone that they claim is “a high-end flagship”, however from the initial press release the phone is far from it. Judging from the specs, the phone is more like a generic, 2019, mid-range device with a Mediatek CPU. Even though the design looks good, it does not impress in any way, being it looks or specifications.
The Ulefone T2, as it is called, will come with a Mediatek Helio P70 chipset that is paired with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. This is a good chipset that is found in $200-$250 smartphones that can handle most tasks without a problem. It also comes with dedicated AI co-processors that will handle different tasks like photo enhancing, face detection and so on. However, the Helio P70 is far from flagship-level material, competing mostly to Snapdragon 660 and Snapdragon 710, and not the 855 variant.
The screen on the Ulefone T2 is big, measuring 6.7″, and has a FullHD+ resolution. However, it is an IPS panel (made by Sharp) and not an AMOLED one that is usually found on high-end devices. Furthermore, it comes with a notch (and not the waterdrop-one) which makes it look a bit outdated. I could have given it a pass on all the above if the T2 would have had a good camera setup, however, Ulefone fails to impress here as well. The dual-camera setup has a 16MP main sensor and an 8MP secondary one. This is far from the 48MP cameras we are used to see from most other manufacturers.
On the plus side, the new device comes with Android 9 out of the box, dual-4G connectivity, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and NFC that can be used for payments. Ulefone also promises Hi-Fi audio thanks to a dedicated audio chip. It also supports wireless charging, which is a cool added feature and has a decent 4200mAh battery. On the back of the phone, you will also find a fingerprint reader.
Pricing has not yet been announced, but right now I find it a hard sell, especially if the phone will cost more than $200. Currently, there are really good devices, which in my opinion have better specs, for around $180-$220. Yes, you will have to leave without wireless charging and probably NFC as well, but those phones have better cameras, better software support and maybe slightly better CPU as well. I am talking of the Redmi Note 7, the Meizu Note 9 or even the Umidigi S3 Pro. Sorry Ulefone, but what you have here is not “a high-end flagship” device. Hope you will try harder next time.