Palm announces accessory smartphone with tiny display

Palm recently announced a new device with 3.3-inch display. Positioned as an accessory smartphone. The 3.3-inch full touchscreen promises the “full Android experience.” should you want it – or as much of the experience as you can get with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 processor and a tiny 800 mAh battery. At 63g it’s as light as any smartphone, and lighter than last year’s retro revival Nokia 3310.


Anyone remember Palm? The company was responsible for putting handhelds on the map. They made personal digital assistants or PDAs a thing. Unfortunately, they were unable to keep up with Apple and Android, so the company eventually folded. The brand was acquired by HP, and then by TCL.

Sometime last year, a San Francisco startup purchased the rights to use the name. And just recently, announced a new Palm device that functions as a connected device much like smartwatches. And apparently, Steph Curry (yup, from of the Golden State Warriors) is the Palm’s creative strategy director.

Apart from the Palm, the company will also offer a series of accessories, such as cases, lanyards, armbands, clutches, and more. The Palm device itself features a 3.3-inch HD display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 processor, 3GB RAM, and 32GB of storage. It sports an 12MP rear camera and an 8MP selfie shooter which also works with face unlock.

An 800mAH battery powers the device. It runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with a custom launcher made for small screens. The Palm can’t be bought anywhere though. It is only available in the US, exclusive to Verizon with a price of USD349.99 (roughly PHP19,000) — which is high considering its just an accessory for your main phone.

Palm Full Specs:
  • 3.3-inch HD Display 
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 Processor 
  • 3GB RAM + 32GB Storage 
  • 12MP Rear Camera 
  • 8MP Front Camera 
  • 800 mAh Battery 
  • IP68 Water and Dust Resistance 
  • Android 8.1 Oreo 
  • 800mAh Battery
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