Palm develops a mobile phone for your not-so-mobile-anymore phone

Palm develops a mobile phone for your not-so-mobile-anymore phone

We are looking at smartphones that come with screen sizes that are north of 6 to 6.5-inch.

You might be wondering why do I need this phone when I have a regular one? Palm, an American firm known for manufacturing personal digital assistants (PDAs) and mobile phones was taken over by HP in 2011. There is no fingerprint scanner but you do get face unlock.

There's absolutely no marquee feature this tiny Palm has to offer.

Dimensions measure 50.6 x 96.6 x 7.4mm and it weighs 62.5g. It will be made available in Titanium and Gold colour options.

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Palm is a miniature handset that has been launched to act as a companion to your primary Android or iOS smartphone.

The tiny phone is created to be used on occasions when an iPhone or Android smartphone is not appropriate. Something similar to smartwatches. Now owned by TCL, which also makes Alcatel and BlackBerry-branded phones, Palm has introduced its first product.

The phone comes with a feature called, Life Mode, which will help to preserve the battery, as soon as the screen is turned off (no cellular reception as well). There is even a Life Mode on the phone, in which all notifications and telephone traffic are blocked in sleep mode. Powering the phone, we have an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 processor clubbed with 3GB of RAM and 32GB internal storage.

"The Palm Phone runs on a custom version of Android 8.1 Oreo operating system and sports a 3.3" HD (1280 x 720 pixels) LCD display with a 445ppi pixel density and Corning Gorilla Glass protection.

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With a 8cm display, it's just 0.2-inches smaller than the original iPhone. The device, which goes on sale next month for $350, is not a real smartphone either, so let's not pretend it's a good idea.

The phone is IP68 rated for Water and dust resistance.

In addition, the Palm smartphone allows you to download and stream music, all while boasting an 8-megapixel front camera and a 12-megapixel rear camera, as well as Bluetooth headphone support.

However, it can not make phone calls or receive messages on its own. Some would argue that an LTE-enabled smartwatch could function the same way as the Palm phone but perhaps this could be a viable alternative for those who don't want something on their wrist (or who like traditional mechanical watches).

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