With the world going for bigger phones, there is hardly any mainstream smartphone company which has launched - or has plans to launch - a smaller phone. The device comes with a 0.49-inch OLED display. Onboard, it has storage for 300 contacts, 50 SMS and 50 call records. It can show 50 most recent calls and 50 most recent messages - a remarkable achievement given the size of the phone. These specifications make this phone capable enough of running all the basic functions.
It does not feature any cameras and the phone comes with a backlit keyboard so you can use it well even in dark conditions. On top of that, its tiny 200mAh battery is rated to last up to an incredible 3 days on a single charge. Sure, it is a cute-looking phone, and some might consider buying it as an alternate phone, however, those pledging the money should understand the risks of a crowdfunded project. The Zanco Tiny T1 should be available from May 2018. Sorry, you can't use this in Singapore, Australia or other countries that have disabled their 2G networks. Further, the clarity of voice could be another issue because the microphone would be nowhere near the mouth of the user. Measuring at only 46.7mm tall and 21mm wide, the tiny T1 is actually smaller than your thumb. It serves a backup phone and since it's so small, you can easily sneak one in at places where phones are not allowed.
Lidington has asked online retailers such as eBay and Amazon to ban sales of the small phones on their platforms.
"It's pretty clear to me that these miniature phones are being manufactured and sold with the objective of being smuggled into prisons", he said, according to Engadget.