Away from the main halls with the major manufacturers selling their wares in the UK are the other companies that you more likely only know if you buy your phones from the likes of GearBest or AliExpress.
One phone that caught my eye was the Ulefone T2 Pro, a somewhat unashamed copy of the iPhone X – in more ways than one.
Firstly, the notch. There’s no hiding the ‘influence’ there, albeit with a somewhat huge 6.7-inch Full HD+ resolution display that didn’t appear to have been fully optimised to take into account the rounded corners.
On the back is a 21-megapixel camera and 13-megapixel camera, although horizontal rather than vertical.
The phone also comes with an in-display fingerprint sensor and FaceID. Not something proclaiming to be like FaceID, but actually given the exact same name. Who cares about trademarks anyway?
Clearly not Ulefone.
MediaTek’s flagship Helios P70 octo-core chipset powers the phone, along with a 5,000mAh battery to keep the phone going with that massive display. It still sounds like it should make this a phone with great stamina overall.
8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, as well as Android Oreo 8.1, complete the package.
There was one slight problem, in that the prototype came with a large crack on the back glass. Hardly a glowing endorsement of strength and reliability, although as a prototype it probably deserves a little slack.
Then again, given how many phones with glass backs that are cracked these days, perhaps the next step is to have cracks present out of the box…
No prices were announced, and this phone isn’t the only phone from the east to copy Apple’s unique screen shape. Expect more from other manufacturers too, but if you want something that has a gorgeous display and plenty of horsepower, keep your eye out. It shouldn’t be hard to spot.
More info: ulefone.com