Small Palm Phone Leaks With 3.3 Inch Display And Tiny Battery
The Chinese company TCL has acquired the rights to use the ‘Palm’ name back in 2014, and it looks like that there’s a small Palm Phone in the works with a 3.3-inch display running on Android. Remarkably, this would be a budget device with some interesting specifications. An image of the Palm phone has been leaked, along with some technical details.
For starters, the screen size of only 3.3 inches is quite unusual nowadays and it’s even smaller than the first iPhone. The resolution is set at 1280 x 720 pixels, and it’s unknown what type of screen panel TCL has used.
The heart of this unspecified Palm Phone is the almost three-year-old Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 with a clock speed of 1.4 GHz and produced on an old and nowadays inefficient 28 nm production process. The soc is accompanied by 3 gigabytes of internal RAM memory and 32 gigabytes of storage. It’s still unclear if this Palm phone would support external storage in the form of MicroSD.
The design definitely resembles that of an iPhone with rounded corners and a similar back. A single camera is present at the back.
Battery size is perhaps the most surprising element of all, as it’s only 800 mAh large. Granted, phones with smaller screens don’t need high-capacity batteries but also given the highly inefficient system-on-a-chip, this seems extremely limited even for a tiny budget device.
The Palm Phone would be running on Android 8.1. Unfortunately, there aren’t many details and it’s not known if TCL is actually planning to release the Palm Phone. If it does, the device will certainly be a contender for most surprising smartphone release of the year.