Oh - and National Basketball Association star Stephen Curry has been brought in to promote the new Palm.
The USD $349 Palm is about the size of a credit card, and features a 3.3-inch HD display and weighs in at just 62.5 grams. It weights a super slim 2.2 ounces and will come in black with titanium or gold metal surrounds. It comes from a startup in San Francisco, which purchased the rights for the name from TCL previous year. After waking the screen, the Palm Phone will regain connection. Also, why are there Android apps on the Palm phone if it's supposed to cut down your smartphone usage while you focus on more important things?
For now, you can't exactly use the Palm on its own.More news: Hurricane Leslie weakens as it heads toward Portugal, Spain
Palm is geared toward people who want to take the benefits of a smartphone with them on weekends or at events, but without the distraction of a full-sized device.
It has a special "life mode" that silences incoming calls and notifications every time the screen is off, unless users are on a call, streaming music or using Global Positioning System.
The company is pitching the companion device as an alternative to a smartwatch for fitness users since it has the same sensors and similar portability, but the extra benefit of two cameras, a keyboard and access to all Android apps. It has a 12MP rear-facing snapper and an 8MP selfie camera. The decision of the manufacturer to use such an interface seems quite logical since the new product is something average between modern smartphones and smartwatches - apparently, the standard Android desktop is not suitable for a 3.3-inch screen. "The phone is very cute, with a tiny 3.3" display, and a body of 96.6x50.6mm (3.8x2") in total. But that's alright because that's the whole point of the Palm phone. The mobile runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with a custom launcher on top, backed by an 800 mAh Li-ion battery without any sort of fast charging. Under the hood, it is powered by a Snapdragon 435 processor coupled with 3GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage.
Palm is designed for life on the go, giving you smarter control over how you stay connected to the digital world.