Palm announces accessory smartphone with tiny display

Palm recently announced a new device with 3.3-inch display. Positioned as an accessory smartphone. The 3.3-inch full touchscreen promises a full Android experience which features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 processor and a tiny 800 mAh battery.

Palm announces accessory smartphone with tiny display

The brand has now been revived by TCL and a new phone of the same name was introduced.The Palm is not being advertised as a full-fledged phone, but rather as a companion for your current smartphone despite its seemingly good hardware.

The company was responsible for putting handhelds on the map. They made personal digital assistants or PDAs a thing.Unfortunately, they were unable to keep up with Apple and Android, so the company eventually folded. The brand was acquired by HP, and then by TCL.

Apart from the Palm, the company will also offer a series of accessories, such as cases, lanyards, armbands, clutches, and more.The Palm device itself features a 3.3-inch HD display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 processor, 3GB RAM, and 32GB of storage. It sports an 12MP rear camera and an 8MP selfie shooter which also works with face unlock.

An 800mAH battery powers the device. It runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with a custom launcher made for small screens. The Palm can’t be bought anywhere though. It is only available in the US, exclusive to Verizon with a price of USD349.99 (roughly PHP19,000) — which is high considering its just an accessory for your main phone.

The tiny smartphone sports a 3.3-inch display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon chip, and a customized version of Android that features apps in Apple watch-like grouped home icons, gesture searches, a ‘Life Mode’ for removing pesky notifications and bringing more important information closer, and quick toggles for faster navigation.

Despite the seemingly small 800mAh battery packed inside, Palm (the company) touts that the Palm (the device) is capable of lasting up to a day on a single use, or up to three days on standby.

Palm Full Specs:
  • 3.3-inch LCD display @ 1280 x 720px, 445ppi 
  • Corning Gorilla Glass (front and back) 
  • 1.4Ghz Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 
  • Adreno 505 GPU 
  • 3GB RAM 
  • 32GB internal storage 
  • 12MP rear camera 
  • 8MP front camera 
  • 4G LTE 
  • Single SIM 
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n (2.4GHz) 
  • Bluetooth 4.2 
  • IP68 Dust and Water resistance 
  • 50.6 x 96.6 x 7.4mm 
  • 62.5g 
  • Colors: Black/Titanium, Black/Gold

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