After reviving BlackBerry, China-based TCL Corporation is all set to bring back Palm, another legendary brand of the mobile world. The company is apparently gearing up to launch its first Palm-branded Android smartphone, an alleged image of which leaked last month. Now, another render of the ultra-compact mobile phone has surfaced online, giving us a better idea of what it may look like from all sides. Also Read - Battlefield Mobile beta for Android rolling out soon: Here are the detailsAlso Read - How to restore deleted photos and videos from Google Photos in simple steps Also Read - WhatsApp upcoming features: New message reactions to chat bubbles, a look at new features that could launch soon
If the render, shared by AndroidHeadlines, is to be believed, the first Palm-branded Android smartphone will be unlike anything else out there. The highlight feature of the yet-to-be-launched mobile phone is its diminutive size, made possible by a tiny 3.3-inch HD display. If it s indeed the real deal, Palm s upcoming smartphone will immediately stand out in a sea of giant mobile devices with notched displays.
Talking about the design and software, the render shows the smartphone running a custom UI overlay/launched atop Android. There are sizeable bezels on the top and bottom, but no (visible) capacitive navigation buttons. The right side features a sleep/wake button and a SIM tray, while the rear panel shows an iPhone X-like (albeit with a single sensor) rear camera module, and a logo with the letters of the word PALM arranged in the form of a 2×2 matrix, in the centre.
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Previous rumours have claimed that the smartphone has a model identifier PVG100. Its 3.3-inch display is expected to have a resolution of 720×1280 pixels. The PVG100 is likely to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 SoC, paired with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. Interestingly, it s been rumoured to come with an extremely small (by today s standards) 800mAh battery, but given the phone s size, that powerpack will probably be enough.
There s no information when (or if) the Palm PVG100 will be launched. However, in a smartphone market saturated with notched iPhone rip-offs and huge unwieldy phablets, this tiny smartphone will certainly be a breath of fresh air.