Palm phone is just a little, miniature handset that doesn’t want to replace your high-end costly and premium Smartphones out there. It is a 3.3’inche device that simply want a moment or a time in your life.
It is smaller, minimal, light-weighted but can’t be obviously compared or known as the thinnest Smartphone out there. But it is the size of a credit card, that is looking for a slot machine in your Smartphone life. There are other high-end feature, which most mid-range devices are lacking.
Palm is coming back like an iconic device, bringing that nostalgia feeling. This is what Nokia and Blackberry has been doing, these company doesn’t want to adopt the recent trending features, although, Nokia is beginning to.
*. Display: 3.3’inch 445ppi LCD panel, and Corning Gorilla Glass 3
*. IP68 rated
*. Dimension: 96.6×50.6×7.4mm
*. Weight: 62.5grams
*. Build: crafted billet aluminium mid-frame
*. Face Unlock: YES
*. Camera: 12-megapixels back and front facing 8-megapixels
*. Dual SIM: YES
* Network and connectivity: 4G LTE, Bluetooth v4.2 LE, single-band Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS, GLONASS, and a USB Type-C port.
*. OS: Android 8.1 Oreo
*. Processor: Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 SoC
*. RAM: 3GB
*. Storage: 32GB of internal storage
*. Battery: 800mAh capacity
Design and Display
If you need a Smartphone that will acts as a second phone, then the Palm will lovely act wiser and a substitute for one. The Palm phone comes with a 3.3’inch 445ppi high pixel density LCD panel, and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection on the front and back.
The Palm phone is IP68 rated, which serves as water and dust resistance. Has a 96.6×50.6×7.4mm dimension and weighs just 62.5grams, yep, that is a phone. The Palm is built out of a fine-crafted billet aluminium mid-frame, and has a dual- speaker.
One of the major aim of the Palm phone, is not just to serve as an alternative your recent phone but to also get you away from your big screen device. It just want you to little less obsessed with your phone. Like trying to get away from being too tied to their phones.
Another amazing spec is the Life Mode feature, it act as Do-not-disturb in modern Smartphone. When the screen is turned off, the Life Mode automatically silences incoming calls and notifications. It lacks a fingerprint sensor but small enough to fit our pockets.
Camera and connectivity
The Palm phone comes with a 12-megapixel rear camera with flash, and an 8-megapixel front camera for selfies with support for video calling. It is much of a small phone, and will take impressive shots. Sorry, it is not enhanced with AI-capabilities.
Thankfully, the Palm ditches the fingerprint sensor, as a biometric feature. But keeps the Face Unlock feature, the selfie snapper doubles as the biometric feature. Your face is now your phone password.
It come with single-SIM (Nano). Network and connectivity are: 4G LTE, Bluetooth v4.2 LE, single-band Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS, GLONASS, and a USB Type-C port.
Performance and Battery
Palm is fueled by 800mAh battery capacity, and the company claims that it features “all-day battery life” and 3+ days of standby time. Anyways, it runs on Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box.
However, the phone is powered by an Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 SoC, coupled with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. It is a mid-range quaint processor, don’t expect much. But will optimize the performance and the battery efficiency.
Peptio, was the codename for the phone. It is priced at $350, which is around N126,000 in Nigeria currency. Well, it is obvious that we “Nigerians” can’t spend such amount on such phone. The phone will start shipping out from November exclusively via Verizon Wireless in the US.
According to CNET, Users will have to pay a monthly fee of $10 over and above their current Verizon plan to connect the Palm to the carrier’s network, which will allow your main phone to share a number and plan with PALM!