Palm's tiny Android phone pops up again in another leaked render

Palm's tiny Android phone pops up again in another leaked render
Following the first glimpse at Palm’s tiny Android-powered smartphone last month, today new renders obtained by Android Headlines provide an even more detailed look at the device, reconfirming what was previously known.

Capitalizing on its own brand name, the main selling point of Palm’s first Android smartphone will presumably be its overall size, or perhaps lack thereof, which should allow it to easily fit inside the palm of someone’s hand. Presently, no exact dimensions have been provided but it’s worth noting that a tiny 3.3-inch display will be included. This panel includes a resolution of 1280 x 720p, which translates into a 16:9 aspect ratio, and sports rounded edges. Ultimately, this allows the smartphone to follow the recent design trends, although some pretty thick bezels are featured. Moving over to the rear of the device, Palm's offering sports a pretty simplistic design complete with a vertical camera setup. Unlike most smartphones, though, only one single rear camera is included.

Despite the smartphone’s tiny size, it does pack a bit of a punch internally thanks to Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 435. This is coupled with a very respectable 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage but, unfortunately, this may not be expandable. Elsewhere on the spec sheet, Android 8.1 Oreo with a custom overlay will come pre-installed while, on the battery side of things, just 800mAh will be present. However, due to the dimensions, this should hopefully be sufficient for at least a day’s worth of power.

Currently, while it’s unclear when exactly Palm’s first Android smartphone will arrive, the release date should be pretty soon – the device has already been certified by the FCC. When it does happen, those interested should be able to purchase the Palm-branded phone through Verizon.

source: Android Headlines

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25 Comments

1. baldilocks

Posts: 1428; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

Looks like they used an old Samsung Eternity body.....

2. bucknassty

Posts: 1287; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

ugh... a tiny phone doesnt mean it has to have tiny specs

11. Atechguy0

Posts: 918; Member since: Aug 03, 2018

Look at the iPhone SE it has tiny specs 2 GB of RAM (16 gb) and an even lower resolution non HD display. This tiny palm at least has 3 gb of ram, a HD display, and the SD 435 which can handle full HD+ resolution displays. So that SoC is overkill for this even smaller palm phone.

24. bucknassty

Posts: 1287; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

Yes I understand the iPhone SE has tiny specs... but iOS treats it's resources differently, and just because the SE can run the latest iOS doesn't mean it gets every feature from prior releases. I was hoping for a tiny beast to be released under the Palm brand and to bring back some of that gestures navigation from the pre... but i have been let down... the SD 435 may be good enough, but it's just that... just good enough

25. Atechguy0

Posts: 918; Member since: Aug 03, 2018

The trend is going away from tiny phones, period. Why do you think Apple isn't making another iPhone SE. So why put like the latest flagship SoC on a tiny phone like this? Your certainly not going to use this phone for any AR or VR stuff. That 3.3" display is too small for any of those taxing applications. I really don't see the demand for tiny smartphones these days.

16. skips

Posts: 453; Member since: Oct 04, 2015

it's a 3.3 inch phone. it's microscopic. do you really want some battery drain town going on ? y'all never be satisfied.

3. drifter77

Posts: 400; Member since: Jun 12, 2015

What were they thinking? Which market segment needs this? This should be sold at $80 or something.

15. shortkey

Posts: 44; Member since: May 19, 2017

The smartphone market needs this. Not counting the Jelly, the smallest smartphone today is the iPhone SE, and it's getting a little old. The smallest Android Smartphone with non-trashy specs is one of the Xperia compacts, and these are still too big with their 4.3-5" screens. There's no good 4" Android smartphone. And you better believe people would buy small smartphones if they were available.

4. Landon

Posts: 1229; Member since: May 07, 2015

DOA...

23. notfair

Posts: 682; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

if it's not for you it doesn't mean it's DOA.

26. doublestandardz

Posts: 103; Member since: Jul 06, 2018

thats what they said when your mom showed up for a beauty contest.

5. Vokilam

Posts: 1022; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

The interface reminds of Apple Watch apps screen - when you swipe they become bigger as they move towards center and disappear as the move toward the edge.

10. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3084; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

You mean the Apple Watch's interface is a blatant rip-off of the old webOS Wave Launcher. Believe it or not, Apple doesn't invent everything. TCL is paying homage to the old Palm, nice touch. Now just put a gesture area at the bottom of the screen and we're talking.

13. Vokilam

Posts: 1022; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

Hope you didn’t blow your lid, that wouldn’t be healthy. I just stated what it reminded me of. I didn’t know this was a “blatant rip off”. And I just checked webos wave launcher, that reminds me of Macs bottom taskbar. Did Apple rip that off too? I remember seeing this on macs way before 2009. Take care.

6. Sparkxster

Posts: 1148; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

TCL should have went with a bezelless design with the 3.3 in screen Palm phone plus used the newer snapdragon 670 and 4gb/64gb configuration with a 2000mah battery, micro sd support, ip 67/68 water resistance, wireless charging. It could have been the mighty tiny upper midranger smh...

7. jellmoo

Posts: 2529; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

You know, I'd consider this just to use as a music/podcast player when I'm at the gym.

8. jellmoo

Posts: 2529; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

You know, I'd consider this just to use as a music/podcast player when I'm at the gym.

14. shortkey

Posts: 44; Member since: May 19, 2017

Me too, but it seems to be lacking the headphone jack, so that's useless.

18. jellmoo

Posts: 2529; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Bluetooth at the gym for me. Cord gets in my way too much.

9. Kmb877

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 22, 2014

"Palm’s first Android smartphone"?! The sentence isn't correct, the phone doesn't belong to Palm. The Palm brand-name was accrued by TCL (like Alcatel too).

12. joshuaswingle

Posts: 404; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

It's the Palm brand's first Android phone. So yes, the sentence is correct. And I'm already aware that the device is manufactured by TCL. Stop being pedantic.

17. rouyal

Posts: 1564; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

It’s about time for a *recent* small android phone. I’d have to see this in person, might be too small, even by my standards. But part of me thinks I want this phone now.

19. OneLove123

Posts: 764; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

Put SD 845 in there.

22. squishypanda8

Posts: 46; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

I frickin want it. I love tiny phones

27. doublestandardz

Posts: 103; Member since: Jul 06, 2018

i like it.

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