T Mobile quietly launches a new ultra affordable phone from a little known brand

T-Mobile quietly launches a new phone at a very affordable price from an unknown brand

The hot new Wiko Voix is ​​here, and if you have no idea what that is, don’t worry, you probably aren’t alone. Created all the way back in 2011 in Marseille, France, the Wiko brand tried (shyly) to break into the competitive US smartphone market for the first time in 2019. Incredibly cheap Boost Mobile exclusive model called Ride.

Wholly owned by Chinese OEM (ODM) Tinno Mobile, the European group has had modest success on the Old Continent with its portfolio of ultra-low-cost Android devices while predictably failing to gain any kind of foothold in the United States.
However, Boost Mobile has captured most of the cash-strapped prepaid customers Two more trips in the past three years, and now Wiko is essentially trying to take its US presence to the next level with the aforementioned Voix. Pronounced like a ‘voice’, this unassuming Android 12 phone is definitely gold exclusive To grab T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile with little or no fanfare sometime in the past few days.
At $126 for “Un-carrier” postpaid subscribers and $119.99 for Metro customers, this thing is fully compatible with T-Mobile’s “national” network… minus 5G support. That’s right, Magenta is still only releasing 4G LTE smartphones in 2022 for a reason.

The rest of the 6.5-inch spec sheet isn’t great either (to say the least), including outdated or simply disappointing features like the number of 3GB RAM paired with 32GB of internal storage, and a very modest dual-backdrop made up of The camera system of 13 and 2 megapixel sensors, a single 5 megapixel selfie camera, HD + resolution (1600 x 720 pixels) for this rather large screen.

The 3,400mAh battery is probably under the hood… The standout look of the Wiko Voix is ​​the key takeaway, promising up to 29 hours of uninterrupted talk time between charges with the help of that low-resolution screen and without a doubt. A frugal quad-core processor.

If you are concerned about buying a new phone made by a Chinese company for data privacy reasons, you may also be pleased to know that Wiko Voix technically comes from Tinno USA, a North American-focused subsidiary of the aforementioned ODM. Then again, T-Mobile currently sells a number of devices from the most popular and well-known brands like Motorola, Samsung, and even TCL for less than $200, which makes it very difficult to recommend Voix instead. Maybe when it inevitably drops to $0 with a new service line.