Japanese design company Palmuda has announced its first Android smartphone at a press conference in Tokyo.
The Balmuda phone looks almost like the HTC One X released almost a decade ago.
The Balmuda Phone is the first product of Balmuda Technologies, the company’s new division, which was previously known for its elegant and luxurious home appliances such as air purifiers and rice cookers.
As you might expect, the Balmuda phone is completely different from other phones in the market. The CEO said he felt that in recent years smartphones have become too big and impractical. As a result, the Palmuda phone is designed with small and elegant primary targets.
It has a very sharp 4.9-inch screen with a resolution of 1080 pixels and a 16: 9 aspect ratio. This is roughly comparable to the 4.7-inch iPhone SE.
The phone has a full 13.7mm thickness at its thickest point. But taps sharply towards the back edges. In the upper right corner is a large camera with a 48-megapixel sensor, and in the upper left is a similar aperture fingerprint sensor. The 8-megapixel selfie camera is located in the aperture on the top right of the screen.
This phone is powered by Snapdragon 765 processor and has 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. Battery capacity is 2500 mAh. The phone has wireless charging.
The body is made of plastic. But the build quality seems solid. There is a difference between the back and the edges.
Small Android phone $ 900
The user interface, which is based on Android 11, is different from what you currently see on most Android phones.
There is an interactive home screen with various customizable wallpaper items for different shortcuts. For example, you can swipe across a line to launch Google Maps.
Horizontal swipes will take you between some built-in programs like Calendar, Notes app and Calculator.
The Palmuda phone will be available in Japan later this month under an agreement with SoftBank. Palmuda sells the unopened model for about $ 920.
This may be too much for a small Android 11 phone with these specifications. But you pay more for the design and user experience than the price of the products. This is not obvious to anyone who likes a traditional flagship Android phone.
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