For many, using a smartphone with a screen size less than 5.5 inches is unacceptable, and there are many who can’t use a smartphone with a screen size less than 5 inches. I used to think that a smartphone with a 4.0-inch screen was the smallest OEMs can go, but a new firm in Shanghai, Unihertz is about to prove me wrong. The company has launched a Kickstarter campaign to launch a smartphone called Jelly and its variant, the Jelly Pro, both with 2.45-inch screens.
The world is moving towards smartphones with increasingly large display sizes, but Unihertz wants to bring us back to the old times with the Jelly and Jelly Pro. With 2.45-inch display sizes, they are even smaller than many of the feature phones in use back in the days.
The size is not the only defining feature of this smartphone. The Jelly runs on the latest version of the Android operating system, Android 7.0 Nougat and comes with 4G LTE network connectivity, and it’s being touted as the world’s smallest 4G smartphone.
There are other good specs of the Jelly & Jelly Pro, and these are discussed in details below
Jelly & Jelly Pro Specifications & Features
Design & Display
As said earlier, both smartphones have a screen size of 2.45 inches with a pixel resolution of 240 * 432. They have large but appropriately-sized top and bottom bezels, and the top bezel houses the ambient light sensor and front camera. The left side of the smartphone holds the volume control buttons while the right side holds the power button.
Storage & Processor
The Jelly comes with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal memory while the Jelly Pro has 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory. Both smartphones are powered by a quad-core processor with a clock speed of 1.1GHz.
The small size of the smartphone doesn’t restrict you from taking pictures, and selfie shooting is even easier. The Jelly sports an 8MP camera at the rear and a 2MP at the front.
Battery & Connectivity
The Jelly packs a 950mAh battery which the company claims can last for three days on average use and seven days on standby. The smartphone is not public yet, so we’re not sure of the authenticity of these claims.
In terms of connectivity, the Jelly offers 4G LTE, 2.4GHz/5GHz Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0. The phone also comes with sensors like a compass, gyroscope and gravity sensor.
The Jelly runs on Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box, meaning you have access to the latest apps available on the Google Play Store, regardless of its “smallest in the world” status.
Unihertz, the company behind the Jelly also designed an armband to which the Jelly can be strapped and used as tracker and monitor during workouts or sporting activities.
Jelly & Jelly Pro Specifications
- 2.45-inch display with 240 * 432 pixel resolution.
- Dimensions – 92.3 * 43 * 13.3 mm.
- 1GB RAM/8GB ROM (Jelly) | 2GB RAM/16GB ROM (Jelly Pro).
- 1.1GHz Quad-core processor.
- 8MP rear camera.
- 2MP front camera.
- Sensors – Gyroscope, Compass, Light & Gravity sensor.
- 950mAh battery with 3 days working time & 7 days standby time.
- 2.4GHz/5GHz Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 & GPS.
- Android 7.0 Nougat.
Jelly & Jelly Pro Unboxing & Review
Here is an unboxing and review video of the Jelly smartphone by Unbox Therapy.
Availability & Price of Jelly & Jelly Pro
The smartphone is currently trying to reach a fund goal on Kickstarter and would be made available to the public if the goal is reached. The Jelly can be pre-ordered for $59 while the Jelly Pro goes for $75 through Kickstarter. The smartphone would come in Pearl White, Sky Blue and Space Black colours.