Denmark based smartphone maker Lumigon has announced a new Android device – a smartphone cum universal remote control, the Lumigon T2. This device was previously launched at the Mobile World Congress 2012 held at Barcelona, a month ago. While some sm
artphones try to wow users with their specs, other are made to stand out from the crowd by accomplishing the same thing but with style.
Lumigon’s new T2 handset is a sequel to 2010′s T1. Loaded with the recent Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich firmware version, it packs in a number of cool features that we will check out in a while. So folks lets get started!
The materials predominantly used in its construction are glass and stainless steel that make the Lumigon T2 to look and feel like a premium device. As far as style is concerned, the design is quiet minimal and sleek with stainless steel rails. It bears a thickness of 9.9 mm, enough to make the crowd happy. It has a 3.8-inch touch screen display is protected by Gorilla Glass and features ultra sharp resolution of 480 by 800 pixels.
It comes in-built with a single-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 processor that handles the computational workload at a CPU speed of 1.4 GHz. It runs on Android 4.0 ICS firmware that promises to convey the most up-to-date Android experience, with access to Google Play. T2 has dual cameras like most other smartphones around. The rear camera is of 8 MP that supports interesting features like Face detection, Auto focus and recording videos of 1080p resolution. The front-facing camera is ideal for video calls or chat.
Connectivity options include Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, with GPS, compass, NFC capability, proximity and ambilight sensors. The in-built media player supports a number of video and audio formats and users can enjoy live music with the help of FM radio receiver that can also act as a FM transmitter.
Details regarding the memory are not disclosed although the smartphone provides the ability to push up its memory limits up to 32 GB via micro SD Card slot.
The main eye candy of this particular smartphone is the dual-action programmable “activity button”, located above the Gorilla Glass display screen. This button acts as a universal infrared remote functionality that enables the device to operate as a remote control such as activating an LED flashlight, initiating speed-dial or even turning your TV on and off . The smartphone can be programmed with any devices that is operated via infrared. You can point your TV or any other
remote to the top of T2 handset and it will automatically copy any commands from the remote control so that you can use it as your home media kit cum smartphone. the activity button can be used to perform a desired function even when the smartphone is locked.
Another unique feature is the gesture recognition technology that is used to navigate through the phone menus by a simple wave of your hand. It also features Bang & Olufsen ICEpower sound like its predecessor, Lumigon T1. The T2 is scheduled to hit selected markets in Europe in Asia later this year, and is expected to cost approximately around $670.