US carrier T-Mobile will soon be releasing a new Android smartphone under its own brand name. According to the folks over at Android Authority, the upcoming device will be called the T-Mobile Alchemy. The report also includes a high-res render of the smartphone, giving us a clear look at its design from both the front as well as rear.
The T-Mobile Alchemy is reportedly being manufactured by Coolpad and is based largely on the Coolpad Defiant, a budget Android smartphone that was released by T-Mobile in June this year. Similar to the Defiant, Alchemy features a curved textured back, rear-facing loudspeaker, and a similar camera positioning. One key difference between the two handsets will be the presence of a dual-camera setup at the rear on the Alchemy. The Defiant only features a single 5MP resolution snapper at the back. As can be seen quite clearly below, the smartphone features purple accents around the camera lens as well as the fingerprint scanner placed below the LED flash. Towards the bottom, we see the Magenta T-Mobile logo above the rear-mounted loudspeaker.
On the front, the Alchemy features three capacitive buttons below the main display. Based on the render, it does appear that the Alchemy will be running stock Android. However, the report does say that it will come with at least one T-Mobile branded app.
The T-Mobile Alchemy is likely to be similar to the Coolpad Defiant in terms of hardware specs as well and will likely cost around $100. It could debut alongside the T-Mobile REVVL, which is expected to be slightly more impressive in the hardware department. Latest leaks suggest the TCL-manufactured handset is going to feature a 5.5-inch 720p HD IPS display, 13MP rear-facing camera, 5MP selfie camera, and a 3,000mAh capacity battery. The handset will be running on Android 7.0 Nougat OS out of the box, although you should expect to see a lot of bloatware added from the factory. It is rumored to cost zero down with $7 per month and Jump on Demand.