A new pocket-sized smartphone called "Jelly" has been launched by a China-based company known as Unihertz. The new phone is the world's smallest 4G capable Android smartphone.
Aside from being the world's smallest Android phone, it will run on the latest Android 7.0 Nougat, and a Jelly Pro version will also be available. The company's crowdfunding has already raised $133,934 which is more than $30,000 goal.
The new Jelly smartphone has a 2.45-inch (240x432 pixels) TFT LCD with 201ppi pixel density. It will also come with 1GB RAM/8GB of storage, a 1.1Ghz quad-core processor, and an expandable storage of up to 32GB via microSD card.
When it comes to the camera, there is an available 8 MP rear camera and a 2 MP front sensor. The two SIM-slots will support 4G on T-Mobile and AT&T networks in the United States.
In addition, the smartphone will also pack a 950mAh battery that is estimated to last up to three days and seven days in standby mode. Connectivity options will include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.0 and GPS. The onboard sensors are G-Sensor, Compass, and Gyroscope, and dimension of the smartphone are at 92.3x43x13.3mm.
On the other hand, the Jelly Pro version houses 2GB RAM and 16GB ROM. The company will also be offering three color options of the smartphone that includes Sky Blue, Pearl White, and Space Black. Actual shipping of the new smartphone is expected to start in August 2017.
The Jelly smartphone will be priced at $109, and the Jelly Pro version will cost $125. However, on Kickstarter, the Jelly and Jelly Pro only cost $59 and $75 respectively.
As the smartphones of today are getting larger and bezels are reduced, Unihertz decided to go the opposite side. The Jelly smartphone apparently doesn't compete with Apple and Samsung. It's only a backup device, or somewhat a workout companion that anyone can use and take to any places where the premium smartphones shouldn't go.