What you’re seeing above is the first Palm smartphone since the Pre 3 was announced in 2011. Currently codenamed ‘Pepito,’ this new handset is headed for Verizon, and it’s the possibly the weirdest Android phone of 2018. Sporting a tiny 3.3-inch 720p LCD screen, Pepito is easily the smallest Android device in years to be sold in the USA, and probably one of the smallest in the world. The diminutive size doesn’t end at the display – this phone will have a tiny 800mAh battery, we’ve been able to confirm. That probably doesn’t make this phone much
The Pepito is powered by a Snapdragon 435 processor and, oddly, has 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage according to our source. Of course, it’s possible there could be multiple storage and RAM SKUs depending on region and operator. We don’t have any information about where this device is being released aside from Verizon here in America.
It will run Android 8.1 and will come in titanium and gold color options. It does not have a headphone jack.
We don’t know when the Pepito will be released or how much it will cost, but there’s no doubt this is an odd duck of a device. A tiny display and battery coupled with a perfectly capable processor and a fair amount of RAM and storage – could this be a “real” tiny budget phone for the person who doesn’t want to be saddled with the horrors of Android Go?
If we learn more about this device, we’ll let you know. For now, my interest in certainly piqued – I’ve never seen a phone like this one, and in 2018, that’s really saying something.