How to help convince tech companies to make a smaller smartphone

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Along A long time ago, smartphones were small. Like, really small. It was recognized that such a device should fit comfortably in the hand, so you can do everything you need to with it Just your thumb. to whispercertainly Don’t make them like they used to.

in 2022Most of the “smaller” smartphones are still huge, and the screens sport nearly twice the size of previous phones. Even the apple that she has Produce a ‘small’ iPhone The past two years, is Presumably it will drop the form factor with the iPhone 14 lineup this fall.

while the world sound To move from smaller smartphones, not everyone wants that. Digging in sufficient technology forums, and you will find users complaining about the lack of smaller smartphones in the market, especially in the Android world. While a lot of customers obviously love these For larger screens, there is definitely a sub-market for people who (or likely will) They are happy to text, watch and play on a phone that fits easily. One such person is Eric Mijikowski.

Mijikowski was famous for starting pebblethe smartwatch company that bragged at the time Most funded project in Kickstarter history. It was Pebble at the end Sold to Vibet, but Mijikovsky Now trying to make waves again, Push a new chat app called Beeper and make format An effort to inspire a tech company, i.e. a tech company, to re Small smart phone.

The founder of Pebble . launched smallandroidphone.comwebsite dedicated to rresurrection from small phone. His reasons for wanting small phone It is likely to be similar to that of any other person: He just prefers it that way. Mijkowski says he’s never liked the feel of a big phone, and although he’s a tall guy, a compact phone has always been more comfortable for him to use.

Mijikovsky looks for four main things from a small phone: a screen smaller than six inches; design profile almost the same in Size and quality for iPhone 13; Great cameras and Android OS (sorry Apple fans). It’s funny, that to fix his little phone, Migicovsky already uses iPhone 13, but he doesn’t like iOS compared to Android. He cares so much

Here’s his list of the features this new small phone “has” to have:

  • Follow Mini industrial design as close as possible
  • Consistent width bezels around the entire display
  • 5.4”-ish 1080p OLED display (60hz ok)
  • Cameras must be as good as Pixel 5must have great low light performance
  • Stock Android OS
  • Snapdragon 8 (or other flagship processor equivalent)
  • 5G world phone
  • Hole punch front camera
  • 2 rear cameras (regular and wide angle)
  • 8gb RAM
  • 128/256gb Storage
  • 4 hours Screen On Time (SOT)
  • Unlockable bootloader
  • NFC

There’s also a short list of features that would be “nice to have,” but which are not strictly necessary, in his opinion:

  • Rugged enough to not need a case
  • IP 68 water resistance
  • Fingerprint sensor on power button
  • Hardware mute switch
  • Wireless charging
  • eSIM

If you jive with most or all of that wishlist, consider signing Migicovsky’s petition. He’s looking to “unionize” the community of small phone enthusiasts, hoping to amass at least 50,000 signatures to present to tech companies as proof there’s still a market for smartphones of this size. While Mitchell Clark from Verge Skeptical Mijikowski’s plan is enough to move a tech company to produce such a small device, it’s a noble cause. After all, Clark and I signed this petition, these are two technologies The book at least from Want to see this happen.

As Clark points out,There are a lot of obstacles here. The first is the manufacturing crisis we find ourselves in: Big companies that make established products have trouble meeting demands, leaving less room for niche offerings. Secondly, there is very little possibility The company will Look at the advantage of producing such a device, especially if it seems that Apple itself was not able to make it work. Third, small phones in 2022 are tough to balance: today Today’s strong chips, and 5G connectivity is the norm. BothHose things put a strain on battery life, and a smaller phone means less battery space. The iPhone 12 mini has been criticized for poor battery lifeSo, any company looking to create a modern smartphone scale to see How do To manage all those moving parts. (Mijikowski suggests Make the phone thicker until the battery is big enough – and in the process Most us no need to A phone as thin as the Apple Mini, but you probably don’t want to veer too much the other way.)

As of Friday morning, Migicovsky’s petition has 20,000 signaturesappear there he is Pay attention to this type of product. He has ways to go before he hits 50,000 goals, and there are a lot of goals From the questions left to answer, but I’m on board. I would like to be able to use a file A small phone that meets today’s standards. If you feel the same way, sign the petition, and get close to 50,000 votes one.


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