In a world where phones are only getting bigger and bigger, it seems refreshing to see a device small and sleek enough to fit in even a kids’ pocket. The Elari Nanophone C, a feature phone (with some smart tricks) is touted to be the ‘lightest phone in the world’ and has finally arrived in India. The device is available for sale online and is priced at Rs 3,940. The phone is termed ‘anti-smartphone’ as it is aimed at getting the modern smartphone-addicted crowd away from their devices and get a digital detox.
Elari Nanophone C is available on the e-commerce portal Yerha in India. The device comes with a strong battery and audio capabilities. In terms of design, the Elari Nanophone C can be mistaken for a remote at first glance. The phone comes in a thin and sleek design, with rounded buttons. The phone is marketed as more of a go-to device in place of expensive smartphones. As the phone can be paired with most Android and iOS smartphones, it can act as a secondary device if the user does not wish to use the actual smartphone.
The device is a dual-SIM phone that comes with the functionality to support 1000 numbers in the phonebook. Additionally, both the SIM cards can come with their own set of numbers and the device will support these too to make calls. The device weighs 30 grams and is just 3-inches tall, which makes it easy to fit into any palm or pocket. The phone comes in three colors – Black, Rose Gold and Silver. ALSO READ: Man loses his 20-year-old account for his unusual ‘noreply’ email address
The display is a 1-inch TFT display and right under the display are the semi-circular menu buttons followed by the call answer and call disconnect buttons. The numerical and alphabet buttons are oval in shape. The phone can be connected to any smartphone with one click and enables transfer of contacts and music files too. Elari Nanophone C comes with Bluetooth and FM Radio. It also comes with 32GB internal memory and a music app for audio files. Additional organizer functions include a voice recorder and alarm clock.
The device supports multiple international languages like English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, German, Dutch, Russian, Turkish, Arabic, Thai, Lithuanian, Latvian languages, but unfortunately, there is no support for Indian languages. There is also a ‘magic voice function’ which can be used to prank someone with fake calls. On the Yerha website, the small device is already listed as out-of-stock.
This is not the first time a manufacturer has tried coming up with a smaller device. Last year, Posh Mobile unveiled the Posh Mobile Micro X S240 smartphone which was the world’s smallest smartphone and was only 3.5-inches tall. As small as a credit card, this device was aimed at children as the display was too small to operate with adult hands. Unlike the Elari phone, the Posh Mobile Android device is unfortunately not available in India. The Elari Nanophone C quite brings to mind the old Panasonic “smallest phone” advert featuring Bipasha Basu. Remember anyone?