Smartisan unveils the Nut Pro 2S: Snapdragon 710, impressive dual rear cams, and stunning new colors

by Habeeb Onawole 0

Chinese smartphone maker, Smartisan, has taken the wraps off its latest phone, the Nut Pro 2S. The new device succeeds last year’s Nut Pro 2 which has a Snapdragon 660 processor.

Smartisan Nut Pro 2S featured

Smartisan Nut Pro 2S Design

If you are one of those who doesn’t like the notch wave that is sweeping through the mobile phone industry, then you’d sure like the Nut Pro 2S as Smartisan has avoided that trend with its latest smartphone. The absence of a notch means the bezels are thicker but the overall appearance still looks great.

Certain design elements haven’t changed such as the circular buttons and the position of the fingerprint scanner which also houses the Smartisan logo. There is glass on both sides of the phone and even though there is a 3600mAh battery underneath, the Nut Pro 2S is just 7.5mm thick.

Apart from the usual Carbon Black (with red line) and Pure White color variants, the Nut Pro 2S also comes in two new colors – Glare Blue and Glare Red.

Smartisan Nut Pro 2S display

Smartisan Nut Pro 2S Specs

The phone comes with a 6.01-inch AMOLED display with a 2160 x 1080 resolution. It is powered by the Snapdragon 710 which has 8x Kryo 260 cores clocked at 2.2GHz and an Adreno 616 GPU. The Nut Pro 2S comes in three memory + storage configurations and four colors. Below are the variants and the respective colors they are available in:

  1. Carbon Black (Thin Red Line Edition) – 4GB RAM + 64GB, 6GB RAM + 64GB, 6GB RAM + 128GB
  2. Pure White – 6GB RAM + 128GB
  3. Glare Blue – 6GB RAM + 64GB, 6GB RAM + 128GB
  4. Glare Red – 6GB RAM + 64GB, 6GB RAM + 128GB

The Nut Pro 2S comes with dual rear cameras in a 12MP + 5MP configuration. The 12MP sensor is a Sony IMX363 sensor with a 1.4um pixel size and a f/1.8 aperture while the 5MP secondary sensor is a Samsung S5K4E8 sensor. The It has PDAF, Arcsoft real-time bokeh, HDR, and AI scene detection. Smartisan says the Nut Pro 2S scored 95 points in DxO Mark’s evaluation, second only to the iPhone 8 Plus.

The front camera is a 16MP sensor with a f/2.2 aperture Arcsoft AIand Arcsoft Bokeh. The front camera can record 1080p videos at 60fps while the primary rear camera can record 4K videos at 30fps.

The Smartisan Nut Pro 2S packs a 3600mAh battery with support for Quick Charge 3.0. It has a USB-C port flanked on the left by a speaker grille and on the left by a microphone grille. The phone also supports TV-out via which lets you connect it to a TV via a USB-C to HDMI cable, allowing you enjoy your mobile games on a much larger display. It runs Smartisan OS 6.6.5 which has a new lock screen, frosted glass feature for privacy, and a game acceleration mode.

Price and Availability

The Smartisan Nut Pro 2S starts at ¥1798 (~$260) for the 4GB RAM + 64GB model. The 6GB RAM + 64GB is priced at ¥1998 (~$290) while the 6GB RAM + 128GB version is ¥2298 (~$335). The phone will be sold on the official Smartisan online store as well as on JD.com. It is already available for pre-order and the first sale will begin at 11:59 pm on August 21.Smartisan Nut pro 2s cases

 

Smartisan also has some very colorful cases for the phone some of which pay homage to popular figures such as Michael Jackson and Agatha Christie. There is also one of Schrodinger’s Cat and Stephen King’s Shawshank Redemption. Each case is priced at ¥79 (~$12).