Palm's new smartphone will be a decidedly low-end affair

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Earlier this week, we brought you the latest news on Palm's rise from the dead thanks to certifications received from both the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Wi-Fi Alliance.

Now codenamed as the Palm Pepito, the phone is reported to have a minuscule 3.3-inch display with a resolution of just 720p on an LCD panel.

The phone is somewhat unremarkable to look at, but it's at least interesting in the sense that Palm may try and do something that doesn't exactly match current smartphone trends.

The codename for the device, Pepito, kind of gives away the phone's diminutive stature and at 3.3-inches with a 720p screen, this is the smallest smartphone anyone has seen in quite awhile.

Is America really ready to return to such tiny smartphones, especially when decent Android phones can be had for so cheap these days?

On the software side, the device is expected to run Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box, and also that it does not come with a 3.5-mm audio jack.

According to Android Police, the device is likely to sport a 3.3-inch HD LCD display while running Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 SoC.

Based on these specs, it sounds like the phone is a low-end smartphone at best, and like we said we're not sure who might want to buy it given that there are plenty of alternatives that could offer up better specs. But whether it'll actually gain any traction remains to be seen.

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