Someone made an Android phone the size of a credit card and it costs less than $100

Despite the fact that phablets have become the standard in the smartphone industry these days, some people don't like their smartphones to be very large. Luckily, there are still plenty of average-sized smartphones out there, although when it comes to flagships the offer is kind of limited.

Even though there are a plethora of average-sized handsets available on the market, we can't say the same thing about small smartphones. And when we say small, we mean credit card-sized small.

A Japanese company unveiled its rather niche product (hence the name) called NichePhone-S, an Android smartphone that will be available on November 10 for purchase in the country for the equivalent of around $88.

This type of phones have been up for grabs in Asia for quite some time, but neither runs Android, so the NichePhone-S might be the first of its kind. Specs-wise, the smartphone is powered by a MediaTek processor and packs a 550 mAh battery. It's only 6.5mm thick and weighs 38 grams.

The miniaturized smartphone runs Android 4.2 and includes many connectivity features like Bluetooth, 3G, LTE, and tethering. Oh, did we mention that you can keep it in your wallet?



1. Peacetoall unregistered

This is how Nokia 3310 should have been designed.

5. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

With that specs, it will lag and battery life would be atrocious. I'll gladly choose the new 3310 over this. Similar product in the Philippines offer a phone like this, around $30.

9. yalokiy

Posts: 1113; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

I like the looks, reminds me of a calculator.

2. peace247 unregistered

Better than iLame X

4. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

How edgy

3. CableTelcontar

Posts: 98; Member since: Nov 19, 2014

I want this. I so want this. 2 even.

6. libra89

Posts: 2316; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

This is a really interesting concept...

7. tokuzumi

Posts: 1961; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

This is great if you only use your phone to talk/text. I primarily use my phone for online content, so I'd need a screen. I would love to see a OnePlus X/Nexus 5 sized phone with a SD8XX series chip and a good camera. The S8 and the Essential phone are the only games in town right now.

8. uncle_gadget

Posts: 1050; Member since: Sep 20, 2017

Looks like a calculator from the old days. Kinda cool, but how useful would it bee with a tiny display?

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