Last year, Palm launched the Palm Phone in the US exclusively through Verizon. Just like Blackberry, the Palm Phone is also manufactured by the China-based TCL. Today, the unlocked version of the Palm Phone is finally launched by the company. While the unlocked version doesn’t work on CDMA networks, it can be used by the GSM carriers like T-Mobile and AT&T. Coming to the pricing, the tiny little Palm Phone costs USD 349.99 (approx INR 24,500).
The company is also providing a free leather case worth USD 30 for free with every unlocked Palm Phone. Even with a free case, the specifications of the device can’t justify the high price tag. However, it can be a good alternative if you want to spend less time using smartphones. The Palm Phone comes in Titanium and Gold color options. Talking about the hardware, it sports a 3.3-inch display with HD (1280 x 720 pixels) resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.
The device comes powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 Mobile Platform clocked at 1.4GHz. It also comes packed with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. There is also a MicroSD card slot for storage expansion of up to 128GB. Talking about the cameras, the Palm Phone sports a 12MP camera on the rear with LED Flash and an 8MP camera on the front for selfies. Also, the device comes with IP68 certification for water and dust resistance.
The Palm Phone is backed by a tiny 800mAh battery and also weighs just 62.5 grams. It runs on Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box with a custom UI laid on top. The device even comes enabled with Google Assistant for taking advantage of voice-activated shortcuts. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, and USB Type-C port. As of now, there is no information about the launch of second-gen Palm Phone. Stay tuned on Phone Radar for more details!