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Balmuda released a compact smartphone in Japan

Balmuda is a known home appliance store in Japan, but this time marks its first entry on the smartphone market with the Balmuda Phone.
The phone in White Color
The phone in color White

A compact smartphone from Balmuda!

The CEO of Balmuda, Gen Terao mentioned that their idea for the brand's first phone was due to the demand for a compact-sized Android handset, as most modern released smartphones are just too large and not easy to use single-handedly.
The phone in Black color
The phone in color Black

Talking about the phone, it has a plastic body with a pebble-shaped design. Upfront you'll see thick bezels around the screen and a punch-hole located at the upper right portion of the device. It has measurements of 123 mm tall, 69 mm wide, 13.7 mm at its thickest point, and weighs 138 grams.

At the back there's visible curvature from each side, the logo is located at the center, and then there's a single camera and LED flash on the upper right corner. While moving your gaze to the upper left corner, you'd find the circular-shaped fingerprint scanner. 

The Balmuda phone uses a 4.9-inch screen with FHD+ resolution and a 16:9 aspect ratio. Inside the device is powered with a 7nm Snapdragon 765 5G chipset, paired with 6GB RAM and 128GB of storage.

The device uses a 2,500mAh battery and can be charged using USB-C or wirelessly via any Qi charger.

Moving to the rear camera, it has a single 48MP plus an LED flash while the selfie shooter, it uses an 8MP sensor.

The phone runs on a custom Android 11 UI with the camera, calendar, notes, and calculator apps designed by Balmuda. It also has a swipe interface and a lot of quick toggles that work with gestures.

Japan price with direct to PHP conversion (no tax and duties yet):

Balmuda Phone - JPY 104,800 (around PHP 45K)

It comes in two color options of Black and White and is now available for preorder in Japan. As for the official sales, they will begin on November 26. There's no news yet for its availability in the Philippines.

What do you guys think?

Source: Bermuda

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