2.45-inch Jelly Pro 4G smartphone now shipping in limited quantities
Whereas most smartphones these days are becoming increasingly larger in screen size, one Kickstarter has raised more than enough capital simply by looking the other way. The Unihertz Jelly Pro smartphone is one of the smallest Android 4G smartphones available that straddles the line between smartwatch and smartphone. The optional armband accessories imply that the manufacturer wants buyers to use the smartphone as a companion device when exercising or on the road. The company has only now begun shipping to the public after satisfying the demands of backers.
We won't dive into the specifications or portable dimensions as all the hardware information can be found on the official product page. An immediate red flag we can already spot, however, is in its 2.45-inch 240 x 432 pixel resolution TFT display. It's understandable that there is a market for rugged super-small smartphones, but the omission of an IPS panel will severely impact the visibility and colors of the display compared to conventional smartphones even before taking into consideration the tiny screen size. The strength of the display backlight will play a very important part for such an outdoor-centric design and we can only hope that it is extra bright since Unihertz is not explicitly advertising its brightness potential.
The Jelly Pro is now available for pre-order in Pearl White, Sky Blue, and Space Black with a delivery date by the end of this month. A less expensive Jelly is also planned with half the RAM and internal storage capacity, albeit it is not yet up for pre-order at this time.