With the whole world racing towards building more prominent functions with a multitude of features never seen before, Zanco is moving in a completely different direction. The UK phone company has just revealed Zanco tiny t1, the world’s smallest phone.
The world’s smallest phone is smaller than your thumb measuring only 46.7 x 21 x 12 mm. It weighs a meager 13 grams, and its tiny half inch screen has a resolution of 64 x 32 pixels. It has a 200-mAh battery that can be charged through a Micro USB slot. Zanco says that it supports three hours of talk time and can go up to 3 days on standby.
They have not revealed the storage, but it can save 300 numbers in the phonebook and can store 50 SMS messages. With the world’s smallest phone, there is not much you can do except talk and text so don’t go expecting it to replace your smartphone. It can, however, be a good backup phone when you want to stay in touch with people but not carry your $1,000 smartphone with you.
There are some concerns raised about the device as well. This tiny phone works on the aging 2G networks, which are currently being phased out in the US, Australia, Canada, and parts of Europe and Asia. Another concern raised is that when you are on the call, the phone’s microphone will be miles away from your mouth and with the tiniest of screens, texting will be an arduous task.
That being said, people are still interested in buying the phone, and the Kickstarter campaign crossed its goal of $33,000 and had already reached close to $100,000. The early bird pledges start at $47, and the phone is expected to ship in May 2018.
Would you consider buying the world’s smallest phone or will you be sticking to your trusted smartphone?
You can watch the Kickstarter video here: