Lumigon

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Lumigon is a Danish company headquartered in Copenhagen that designs and manufactures high-end smartphones and related accessories. Founded by Lars Gravesen in 2009,[1] Lumigon is the first Danish smartphone brand. Lumigon products are designed with a focus on durability, quality craftsmanship and Danish design traditions where simplicity, aesthetics and carefully thought out functional details come together. Lumigon's design and software teams work at the company's headquarters in Copenhagen, whereas the production facilities are located in China. The company's latest smartphone on the market is T2 HD that was announced in the spring of 2014.

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Lumigon makes smartphone and related accessories, specifically for Android operating systems. Three of their devices, the T1, T2 and T2 HD, serve as smartphones and remote controls for televisions.[2] Lumigon was founded in 2009. Its founder and CEO, Lars Gravesen,[3] is an experienced entrepreneur within IT and mobile software development. Over the course of 20 years, he has founded and owned several software companies, for example DanTeam, Zyb and Excitor. The name, Lumigon, is a marriage between two words - 'Lumière' and 'Polygon', i.e. light and shape that reflect the two original ideas behind the creation of the company. First of all, the ambition to enable users to control their electronic equipment at home by means of light. - hence the infrared remote control feature in Lumigon's smartphones. Second of all, the ambition to design perfectly shaped products - hence Lumigon's focus on designing products that combine high-quality materials, quality craftsmanship, aesthetics and carefully thought our functional details. Lumigon' target group are style-conscious consumers who like to be independent and stand out from the crowd.

Products[edit]

The smartphones developed by Lumigon are powered by Android OS from Google. To enhance the user experience, the company also develops its own features and apps.[4] Also, Lumigon designs related accessories, like headsets, docking stations and chargers.[5]

T1[edit]

Lumigon's first smartphone, T1, was announced in February 2010.[6] The "T" stood for "touch". The model had a simple black-and-white design. It was based on Android 2.1 with a special Lumigon P-GUI software implementation for improved user experience. T1 featured a Freescale i.MX51 processor, a TFT 480 x 800 high-resolution 3.5" touchscreen, a 5-megapixel camera and Bang & Olufsen's ICEpower® technology for enhanced audio quality. One of the phone's unique features was the remote control feature that could turn T1 into a universal remote control for a wide range of consumer electronics. The built-in learner function could record any command from other infrared remote controls.

T2[edit]

In February 2012, Lumigon announced a successor to T1, called T2. Compared with its predecessor, T2 had a new design and upgraded technical specifications. T2 was built around a stainless-steel frame and had Corning® Gorilla® Glass on the front. The phone ran Android 4.0 and was powered by a 1.4 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. It had an MS3 sound chip from Bang & Olufsen ICEpower for enhanced audio experience, a 3.8" high-resolution screen, and an 8-megapixel camera with a flash on the back and a camera on the front for video calls.

T2 HD[edit]

Announced in the spring of 2014, T2 HD is Lumigon’s latest smartphone on the market.With the stainless steel rails, T2 HD has the characteristic Lumigon design that resembles its predecessor, T2. However, the sleek design has been further enhanced by a larger screen (4.3" 720 x 1280 pixel), the damage-resistant Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3 both on the front and back of the phone, IP55 rating (water- and dust-resistance), 13-MP back camera with a flash and BSI sensor, 2.4-MP front camera with the innovative FrontFlash, etc.[7] T2 HD runs Android 4.4. To enhance the user experience, Lumigon has developed a number of their own unique features and apps, for example Behavior Control, ActivityKey, Sunlight mode, Glove mode, QuickTouch, Handwave, etc.[8]

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