T-Mobile is making another branded budget phone called the Revvl Plus as a sequel to the Revvl, which the carrier launched in August.
Some of the Revvl Plus remains the same as the original Revvl: it sports the same 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. Like the first Revvl, the Plus has a fingerprint sensor and runs Android Nougat.
But the Revvl Plus boasts a slightly bigger 3,380mAh battery, six-inch screen, and a higher price tag at $200 up front (or $9 a month for 18 months) through T-Mobile’s Jump On Demand service. Its processor has also been bumped up to a 2.0GHz octa-core and it now has dual rear 13MP and 5MP cameras.
It’s worth noting that T-Mobile has tough competition when it comes to making budget smartphones. Lenovo’s Moto E4 only costs $179 and has a 5,000mAh battery and a Snapdragon 427 quad-core processor. Then there’s the Moto G5 Plus, with a 32GB model that goes for $184.99 and has a Snapdragon 625 processor, which is an upgrade.
For its part, T-Mobile released a rock music-infused unboxing video for the Revvl Plus that seems to position the phone as a badass country legend, straight out of a hot pink box. It’s a little much for a phone with a 5MP rear camera.
The phone becomes available in stores on November 17th. A special edition black-and-magenta version will be available exclusively online.