Each year smartphones get bigger and better, but if you don’t want a phone the same size as your tablet, then you should check out Unihertz’s new micro smartphone. The Unihertz Jelly 2 is the second generation of the Unihertz Jelly that was first introduced in 2017. The updated version is equipped with the same MediaTek Helio P60 processor, 6GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage as the Unihertz Atom XL 4, but this time it’s packed in a smaller body.
The Jelly 2 has a three-inch display, whereas the Atom XL has a 4-inch screen. These screens aren’t for those with eye strain, but at least it’s bigger than the original Jelly’s screen, which was only 2.45 inches. As expected, the Jelly 2 has improved specs, including 16MP rear and 8MP front cameras as well as 2,000 mAh battery power.
The Helio P60 is an octa-core processor with four Arm Cortex-A73 CPU cores, 4 Cortex-A53 cores and Mali-G73 MP3 graphics. It may not be the fastest processor, but it’s still a significant upgrade from the chip featured in the original Jelly.
The device also supports NFC, has a rear fingerprint reader, dual SIM support, a USB-C port, and an infrared sensor and programmable key. And unlike most modern smartphones, it has a headphone jack and a microSD card reader. Take that, Apple.
So far, Unihertz hasn’t announced pricing for the Jelly 2, but a limited number of phones will be available for super early bird backers for $129. The Kickstarter campaign is expected to launch in July. Make sure to sign up for updates here to find out when the campaign goes live.