This tiny phone makes the new Palm handset look like a giant

KY-O1LNTT Docomo

  • Japanese service NTT Docomo has introduced a new, credit score card-sized phone, the Kyocera KY-O1L.
  • It is considered each the international’s thinnest and lightest phone.
  • It is lacking some key smartphone options, regardless that.

Huawei lately introduced the Mate 20 X, a super-sized phone with a 7.21-inch show. While some folks will for sure be excited to get (either one of) their fingers on it, others will likely be having a look again fondly to a time when telephones had been a bit extra transportable.

For the ones folks, there may be the Kyocera KY-O1L (noticed via The Verge). This is a credit score card-sized tool that weighs simplest 47g and is 91mm x 55mm x 5.3mm. NTT Docomo, the Japanese service that may unencumber the phone, claims that it’s each the thinnest and the lightest in the international.

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Of route, if you wish to purchase such a small phone, you need to keen to make some sacrifices. There is not any digital camera, for starters, whilst the display is a 2.8-inch e-ink show. The battery is simplest 380mAh, despite the fact that it’s going to probably nonetheless a ways live longer than your common tool. The phone does, then again, have LTE capability and a elementary internet browser.

To be truthful, the KY-O1L in truth well designed and there are without a doubt instances once I may just see myself opting to take a tool like this out as an alternative of my common phone. However, it’s it seems that going to price 32,000 yen (~$284.39), which is a lot for what it gives.

The phone is these days unique to Japan, however another for the ones in the U.S. may well be the tiny new Palm phone. Although, Palm isn’t precisely making it simple for folks to shop for one.

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