Balmuda Phone unveiled with 4.9 inch screen, pebble design


Known for its high-end home appliances and $ 300 toaster oven in particular, the Japanese brand Balmuda has announced its first smartphone, the Balmuda Phone. Balmuda CEO Gen Terao said the idea behind the company’s first phone came from the need for a compact Android smartphone because most new devices on the market are just too big and hard to use. alone.

The Balmuda phone has a 4.9 inch screen with FHD + resolution and 16: 9 aspect ratio. There is a visible bezel around the screen and a perforated cutout in the upper right corner for the 8MP selfie camera. The phone is 123mm high, 69mm wide and 13.7mm at its thickest point. It weighs 138 grams and is made of plastic with noticeable curvature on the back.

Balmuda Phone unveiled with 4.9 inch screen, pebble design

There’s a Snapdragon 765 chipset at the helm combined with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. A single 48MP camera sits on the back alongside an LED flash and fingerprint scanner. The battery is 2,500mAh and charges via USB-C or wirelessly via any Qi charger.

The software side is covered by a custom Android 11 interface with camera, calendar, notes and calculator apps developed by Balmuda, as well as a swipe interface with lots of quick gesture-based toggles.

Balmuda Phone unveiled with 4.9 inch screen, pebble design

The Balmuda phone is available in black and white and retails for 104,800 JPY ($ 916). Pre-orders in Japan begin tomorrow, November 17th, while official sales are slated for November 26th.

Source (in Japanese)


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