Published: Sun, August 12, 2018
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Palm's Upcoming 'Pepito' Android Oreo Phone Has A Tiny 3.3-inch Display

Palm's Upcoming 'Pepito' Android Oreo Phone Has A Tiny 3.3-inch Display

TCL Communication, which builds phones under the Alcatel and BlackBerry brands, is developing a Palm-branded Android smartphone codenamed "Pepito", Android Police reported.

In an age where smartphone displays are regularly going past 6-inches in size, Palm's Pepito has opted for a 3.3-inch display with a 720p HD resolution, making it one of the smallest devices to be sold in recent years. Though we are sure that the 3.3-inch display along with the processor is going to draw much less power but even after that, it is hard to see this device lasting for more than half a day or so.

Is America really ready to return to such tiny smartphones, especially when decent Android phones can be had for so cheap these days? It will also pack a tiny (by today's standards) battery at 800mAh, along with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 chipset, 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage.

The Palm brand name hasn't been attached to a smartphone in nearly a decade, but it looks like it's going to make a comeback, as a new Palm-branded phone has leaked. According to Android Police, it'll be available with Android 8.1. Given its small stature, TCL didn't have room to add in a 3.5mm headphone jack, so we're assuming that you'll have to stick with USB-C and an adapter if you want to your existing wired headphones. It remains to be seen, although we can see these being popular with parents to give to their children.

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