While tech giants Apple and Samsung have been manufacturing larger and faster smartphones one after another, a China-based startup has gone the opposite direction. Unihertz has introduced Jelly – the world’s smallest 4G smartphone that runs Android 7.0 Nougat – on Kickstarter. Jelly is so small that it can easily fit in your coin pocket, the front pocket of your shirt or just the palm of your hand. There is a pro version as well.
It seems the manufacturers do not want to compete with Apple or Samsung. They want Jelly to be a backup device that you can use and take to places where you do not want to take your pricey smartphone. Read on to know about the specifications of this peculiar smartphone.
Jelly sports a 2.45 inch TFT LCD display with a resolution of 240x 432 pixels. The pixel density is 201 pixels per inch. The dimensions of the handset are at 92.3x43x13.3mm.
Jelly is powered by a 1.1 GHz quad-core processor with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of onboard storage. The storage can be further expanded up to 32GB via microSD card slot. The Jelly Pro comes with a 1.1 GHz quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM. The primary storage of this device is 16 GB that can be further extended via microSD card.
If you think you will have to compromise on your photos, let me tell you that this tiny smartphone features an 8-megapixels rear camera and 2 megapixels front-facing camera. The other camera features are yet to be revealed but we are sure that these will be as exciting as the other features are.
Interestingly, this smallest smartphone supports the latest mobile operating system Android 7.0 Nougat. Android Nougat is a worth getting mobile operating system as it adds a number of exciting features to your phone like multi-window mode, improved battery, and better performance. So, if you want to get your hands on this latest software Jelly can be a fine option.
The Jelly also supports 4G on AT&T and T-Mobile networks in the United States. The connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n,GPS, and Bluetooth v4.0. The onboard sensors include G-Sensor, Gyroscope, and Compass. This phone features a 950 mAh battery that offer three days of battery and seven days on standby.
Jelly is priced at $ 109 and Jelly Pro sits at $125. On Kickstarter, the Jelly and Jelly Pro are priced at $59 and $75 respectively. Both smartphones will be available in Pearl White, Space Black and Sky Blue colors. The release of these handsets is expected in the month of August.
How to download Android 7.0 Nougat
If you still love your large size smartphone but also want to enjoy the perks of Android 7.0 Nougat, here is how to download it.
Check for Updates
When the developers update software not every device get updates on day one. It is set to occur in stages over the coming weeks. Some carriers receive the update later than others. So, before you download Android 7.0 Nougat make sure that your device is ready for software update.
To check the updates manually, go to Settings, then find and open “About Phone” option. Head towards ‘System Updates’ or Software Updates’. If your device has received the updates you will see the message that update is waiting for you.
Download Android 7.0 Nougat
So you have either received a notification of update or checked it manually that Android Nougat is available for your device. Now you just simply need to download and install it. But before that make sure that you are connected to a wi-fi network. If you try to download update using your mobile data, it could wreck havoc with your data allowance.
Also, make sure that your mobile phone is fully charged. If your battery ends during the downloading or installation process it could be unfavorable. It would be better if you plug your smartphone in when it is updating. You should also choose a time when you will not need to access your device as the updating process takes time. Now follow the instructions shown on your mobile screen and start the download. After a while your phone will be running the new Android 7.0 Nougat.