Some carriers want to have their own self-branded smartphone to sell in their stores. The reason to explain for this might be a higher profit margin, or simply they want to offer something their customers more than the competition can. Verizon Wireless has its own Droid series made by Motorola, and T-Mobile is being rumored to be doing this as well.
As for a rumor from a couple of weeks ago, T-Mobile is planning to redefine how you pay for your device plan each month. At the time, it is said that there would be “a value-based proposition.” Instead, T-Mobile would be launching a phone that is brilliant with features of a $650 – $850 flagship smartphone, but the price tag will be much lower. However, some additional information on this T-Mobile branded smartphone was leaked yesterday. It seems that this new T-Mobile smartphone will be named REVVL, and it will offer monster specs but with a reasonable price tag. Besides this new information about the series name, it’s rumored that there will be three different smartphones launched. They are REVVL T1, REVVL T2, and the REVVL T3 PRO.
The REVVL T1 is rumored to be manufactured by Alcatel’s parent company TCL (the same company is currently holding the BlackBerry’s brand name) and it will target to the mid-range class. The device is expected to sport a 5.5-inch Full HD display, accompanying with a fingerprint sensor, a 13MP rear-facing camera, and a 5MP front-facing snapper with a flash and the ability to take wide-angle photos, and a 3,000mAh capacity battery. The device will run on the Android 7.x Nougat, but we are not sure whether there will have a modification on the UI from stock Android or it keeps running on the stock Google’s version.