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New smartphones too big?  Japanese brand comes with a compact device

New smartphones too big? Japanese brand comes with a compact device

Balmuda is known for its modern products with a classic look like its products boilerAnd Lantern And its most famous product: toaster $300 (not for sale in Europe by the way). Now the brand has immersed itself in smartphones, even now with a somewhat different design.

With its compact design, slightly wider and rounded corners, the Balmuda Phone reminds us of wild palmOne of the most popular smartphones that finally failed. The back is curved: 13.7mm at the thickest point in the middle, but much thinner at the edges.

Average specification, proprietary software

The mobile has a 4.8-inch 1080p display, which is much smaller than the current 6-inch standard. The phone runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 chipset with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage: a mid-range chip. The battery has a capacity of 2500 mAh, the selfie camera is 8 megapixels, there is a fingerprint scanner and the rear camera is 48 megapixels. The phone is IP44 water and dust resistant.

Software should be the distinguishing factor in addition to coordination. Balmuda Phone runs on a modified version of Android 11, with minimal apps for camera, calendar and notes. There’s also more use of swipe actions than usual in Android 11, with an interactive home screen. By hovering over the background lines, users can activate certain apps or functions.

Balmoda phone is coming soon Only in Japan On the market for 104,800 yen, about 800 euros.