Palm Returns As A Small-Sized Companion Phone

Delia Walker
October 18, 2018

The smartphone has a small 3.3 inch screen with a resolution of 1280 × 720 pixels.

This is a rather interesting little device, as it seems one of the very phones focusing on being a small device that gets out of your way instead of trying to draw you in.

The new handset, called Palm, is created to work alongside your main phone as a "companion" handset.

If you're too young for the brand Palm to ring a bell, don't worry, you're not alone. The phone supports all modern apps from the Google Play store, but, its tiny display may result in a less than adequate user experience.

Dimensions of the Palm are 96.6x50.6x7.4mm and the weight is about 62.5 grams.

Verizon adds $10 a month to an existing mobile bill to tap the device's LTE cellular radio so it can sync calls, notifications, and texts with the main smartphone. Something similar to smartwatches.

The Palm phone has not been launched as a standalone device; it is marketed as a "companion" for your primary smartphone, which could be either an Android or iOS device. You can extend that battery life a bit with a feature Palm calls Life Mode, which - as you might expect - is meant to help you disconnect when needed and focus on what's in front of you.

If you're interested, the Palm phone is scheduled to release in November and will cost $349.99. Users can also customize the Life Mode and select which apps do they want to receive the notifications from, and which ones they don't. Under the hood, you get the Snapdragon 435 alongside paired to 3GB of RAM and 32GB storage.

Palm, a gadget brand known for its pioneering personal digital assistants (PDAs) from the early '00s, is making its return with a smartphone, designed as a travel-size companion to your regular-sized main phone. The Palm Phone rocks a 3.3-inch LCD display that has a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels and a pixel density of 445 ppi. It's Verizon exclusive in the USA and costs $350 (or approx Rs 25,835). It comes with IP68 water and dust resistance rating, sports a crafted billet aluminium mid-frame, and has a dual-purpose speaker.

In terms of optics, the Palm sports a 12-megapixel rear camera with a flash, and an 8-megapixel front camera for selfies and video calling. An 800mAh battery backs the device and is touted by the company to last for more than 3 days on standby and offer an "all-day battery life" on a single charge.

Other reports by

Discuss This Article