The group behind the beloved Pebble smartwatch has turned its ideas to a miniature Android telephone.
We love our Android flagship telephones right here at TrustedReviews, but when there’s been one constant murmur of grievance over current years it’s that they’re getting darned huge. A lot in order that the Xiaomi 13 with its 6.36-inch display is what passes for a small Android telephone as of late.
Pebble founder Eric Migicovsky as soon as put out an impassioned name for some one to make a smaller Android telephone to rival the iPhone Mini. Now it appears he’s determined to make one himself.
Migicovsky has advised The Verge about his involvement with a “community-based challenge” to take up the small Android telephone trigger. He has a group – the Small Android Telephone group – working to design simply such a tool.
The group has quietly made efforts to supply the compact parts obligatory for such a telephone – internally code-named ‘Marvin’ – in addition to discussing the capital that might be required to launch such a enterprise.
The corporate has laid out a few of its intentions throughout quite a few design calls and interactions. This may clearly embody a compact measurement (we’re speaking a sub-6-inch show), but in addition a premium construct with a particular digicam bump.
Whereas smaller telephones usually compromise on digicam high quality, the group needs its product to be sturdy within the photographic division. This may most likely contain a 50MP digicam allied to customized picture processing software program.
Contenders for the Pebble Android telephone’s processor sit under the present innovative, with the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 and a future mid-tier Qualcomm chip at present into consideration. Even so, anticipate to pay a reasonably premium $850 value for the telephone, or about the identical because the iPhone 14 and the Samsung Galaxy S23.
That is all very early days, after all, and the corporate is at present struggling to supply a suitably premium compact show. It’s additionally about 12,000 signatures in need of the 50,000 it needs, and hasn’t even progressed to the crowdfunding stage but.
Nonetheless, it’s heartening to be taught that somebody aside from Asus (shout out to the Zenfone 9) is engaged on these items.