This company is selling a $400 dumb phone to beat your smartphone addiction
Spend almost 45,000 PKR to kill your smartphone addiction.
A fundraising campaign currently underway at Indiegogo has caught our attention. The campaign sells the idea of a minimalistic dumb phone to avoid obsession with overly complicated smartphones. Called, Light Phone 2, it is a simple, yet beautiful, 4G LTE phone with a black and white matte E-ink display.
The whole idea of this phone is to take your attention away from the phone to the present moment and conversations. The phone, currently conceptualized, will be a way to break away from the distraction of smartphones. The phone is expected to come with some basic features like calling, messaging, alarm clock so that you don’t feel completely disconnected.
Light Phone 2 is in conceptualization phase and a campaign of fundraising is going on which has crossed the initial funding milestone. The phone is expected to be available in April 2019.
Here are the proposed specifications of the phone.
- Dimensions: 91mm x 55mm x 6.5-7.5mm thick
- OS: LightOS (modified Android)
- Connectivity: 4G LTE, Wifi, GPS
- Memory: 1 GB DDR3 RAM / 8GB eMMC
- Sensor: Proximity
- Battery: 500mAh
- Color: Black/White
- Material: Anodized Aluminum
- Weight: 80g (estimation)
- Processor: Qualcomm MSM8909W
- Display: E-Ink
- Battery: 5 days standby; A few hours talk time.
- SIM Card: Nano SIM
- Connector: USB-C
- Language: English
- Other: Vibrator, Loud Speaker, Headset jack
Smartphones are, undoubtedly, becoming the center of our attention everywhere, owing to which, we tend to lose out on important moments, conversations and things that require our attention. But would you be willing to spend 400 dollars to beat that bad habit?