Palm phone running Android 8.1 Oreo coming soon….
BlackBerry’s still launching phones with hardware keyboards, Nokia is back from the dead, and now we may be treated to a reboot of the Palm.
The report comes from Android Police, which notes that the tiny phone will sport a 3.3-inch display with a 720p resolution. According to Android Police, the phone is code-named Pepito, and will be one of the smallest Android phones in the world. Because of its size, the phone will also boast a small battery, reportedly coming in at 800mAh.
Under the hood, Android Police reports that the phone will feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 processor, coupled with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. The phone will reportedly be released exclusively by Verizon. Android Police also managed to get ahold of an image of the upcoming phone, which can be seen below.
TCL seems to be building a reputation as the company that revives old smartphone brands, despite otherwise being known for its TVs. TCL is also the company behind the recent BlackBerry revival. While it is popular, the Palm brand doesn’t necessarily hold as much weight as BlackBerry or Nokia, so it will be interesting to see how the company can effectively market a new Palm device. Of course, Nokia does seem to have done pretty well for itself so far — the flagship Nokia 8 Sirocco is well-designed and features some pretty nice flagship specs, like the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 and 6GB of RAM.