Back in February, Unihertz announced its tiny Atom XL rugged smartphone complete with a 4-inch display, now the company is set to launch another, even smaller Android phone.
As Liliputing reports, it’s called the Jelly 2, and as the name suggests, it’s actually a follow-up to the Jelly smartphone launched back in 2017. The Jelly had a 2.45-inch display, a resolution of just 340-by-432 pixels, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, and a 950mAh battery. It was an Android handset, though, running Android 7.0. PCMag reviewed the Pro version of that phone and wasn’t too impressed.
The Jelly 2 aims to improve in all areas over the original. The screen size increases slightly to 3-inches, but the resolution jumps to 480-by-854 pixels. The battery life more than doubles to 2,000mAh, there’s 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, and it runs Android 10. For cameras, it has a 8MP front-facing and 16MP rear camera (the original has 2MP and 8MP respectively). Everything about this smartphone is set to be tiny, including the price, which is expected to be just $129.
Unihertz says the Jelly 2 is a 4G globally unlocked handset with dual SIM card slots, support for NFC, and includes a fingerprint reader. You can also increase the amount of storage available because somehow there’s a microSD card slot squeezed into the tiny frame. At the heart of the Jelly 2 is an octa-core Helio P60 processor complete with Mali-G73 MP3 GPU, which hopefully results in a speedy experience.
If you’d like a Jelly 2, then sign-up on the Unihertz website to be informed when the Kickstarter begins next month. The $129 price tag is early-bird pricing only, suggesting there will be a set number of units in the Kickstarter qualifying for that price, after which, it will increase.