Small Android Phone: Pebble team is preparing a powerful mini-smartphone

Last year, Eric Migikovsky, the founder of Pebble, wrote that he wanted a small Android smartphone, but didn't

finds nothing suitable on the market.He launched a petition to Android manufacturers to create such a device, but soon volunteered to solve it himself. Together with colleagues at Pebble, he founded the Small Android Phone startup, which is currently building a similar device. They strive to create a device that resembles the iPhone 12/13 mini in size and design, but with modern Android hardware. For example, they consider Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 and 7+ Gen 2 as a chipset.

The company also intends to install in a smartphonedual camera (base + wide), 8 GB of RAM, 128/256 GB of ROM, a small battery (the goal is 4 hours of screen without recharging), an NFC module and pure Android. The cameras should be "no worse than the Pixel 5". The price point is from $700 to $800. Whether Small Android Phone will be able to make these plans a reality is not yet clear, but they are already in talks with assembly plants in China, and also solve the most difficult problem: looking for a display for new items. High-quality screens with a diagonal of about 5.5″ have almost ceased to be produced, and it is difficult to find a suitable panel; one of the suppliers offered a screen with a bang a la iPhone (apparently, this is a panel from Qin 3), but the Small Android Phone team refused.

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