This holiday season Chinese smartphone manufacturer Smartisan Technology Co., Ltd. (锤子科技) launched its newest smartphone, the Smartisan T2. The T2 follows Smartisan’s first flagship model, the T1, after more than two years of development.

The T2’s exterior is a stripped down, minimalist design. The power button is integrated into the home button and the nano SIM tray is hidden behind volume key on the right side, leaving the phone largely buttonless. In addition to an all metal frame which Smartisan describes as “seamless”, the T2 is coated in 2.5D Gorilla Glass 3 to improve the phone’s durability and display.

While Smartisan has invested heavily in the T2’s look and feel, the company has settled for rather standard hardware. The T2 is equipped with a hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor and a 2670 mAh battery, putting it behind devices like the Mi Note Pro and Meizu’s Pro 5. The T2 also comes with a maximum of 32GB of internal storage, which is half the storage that many of T2’s competitors offer. The T2 also comes with a 13 megapixel rear camera, a 5 megapixel front camera, and Smartisan’s OS 2.5.

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Eva Xiao

Eva Xiao is a tech reporter based in Shanghai. Contact her at eva.xiao@technode.com or evawxiao (wechat & twitter).