This Is The World's Smallest Phone And It Has A 7-Day Battery
Aadhya Khatri - Jan 15, 2020
The highlights of the Tiny t2 are Bluetooth, microSD slot, a 1-inch TFT screen, 3G radio, a 0.3-megapixel camera, and some pre-installed games inside
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Zanco, a startup in the UK thinks that you can use another phone in your pocket, besides the regular one. And what it comes up with is not going to take up much of space at all. The Tiny t2, the current world’s smallest phone, has been fully funded after a day being on Kickstarter.
This is not the company’s first tiny phone, as in 2017, it introduced the Tiny t1, which is retailed for $50 on Amazon.
The Tiny t2 might be small but what it packs inside is truly a technological marvel. The phone’s dimension is 1.18 inches across, and 0.65 inches deep, and 2.4 inches tall. Its weight is 31 grams. The t1 is as small as a keyfob but compared to the t1, it offers much more in terms of features.
The highlights are Bluetooth connectivity, microSD slot, a 1-inch TFT screen, 3G radio, a 0.3-megapixel camera, as well as some pre-installed games inside.
The battery life of this phone is something many users wish to have for their smartphones. Zanco said that the phone can survive for seven days in standby mode with one single charge.
However, there are some setbacks obviously. Since the phone is so small, those with large fingers might have a hard time pressing its keyboard, and there is no LTE either.
The Tiny t2 is not made to be the only phone you will ever use. Zanco said that its product is meant to be a secondary phone, which you can bring along when you hit the gym for example, as it has inbuilt support for radio and MP3. Since the t1 is so small, you may not even notice it is there. With the development of smartphones with better cameras, larger screen, and faster connectivity, this might be the only way Zanco can market its tiny phones.
One problem, previous small phones have never succeeded in grabbing a large enough market share and there is no reason to believe that things have changed for the better for Zanco since.
Small phones used to be the king on the market during the 1990s and early 2000s. A prime example is Nokia 8200. Their small sizes did have lost of benefits but they have an equal number of inherent issues. The first is the heating problem, another is the poor audio and signal quality; all of which are the direct consequences of cramming too many things inside something so small.
The idea of a supporting phone has been put forward before too and success was nowhere to be found. Palm’s attempt to make a comeback led to nowhere because of its throat-cutting high price and an unclear purpose.
Zanco is obviously trying not to go down the same path and suffer from the inevitable failure as it attempted to enhance cellular connectivity. The Tiny t2 is priced at $130 for the general public and $59 if you have supported it on Kickstarter.
Kickstarter’s projects call for caution every time you consider backing anything. However, in this particular case, Zanco is a company that has experience manufacturing these kinds of phones, so the venture may have a little less risk.
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