With a number of projects still being worked on in garages and backyards, crowd funding has indeed given everyone a boost to show off their designs and get the cool gadgets to customers.
One such company that wants to replace the regular smartphones is Monohm, as they introduce the Runcible. This round smartphone is the best to fit in your hand and pocket. Here is everything you need to know about it.
Design - A stone away
The Runcible looks similar in design to the pocket watches that were used way back in the 1980s, but with a bigger form factor. It is a perfect round design that fits comfortably in the palm allowing easy navigation of the touch screen too.
Hardware - normal
The heart of the Runcible is powered by a Snapdragon 410 Quad Core processor with an ARM chipset of 1.2 GHz. With 1 GB of RAM and an internal storage of 8 GB eMMC storage, this is the most versatile smartphone ever seen so far.
Display - small but compact
A 2.5-inch round display may seem horrible for smartphone users at present, but the Runcible is meant to be compact in every way. So much so, that the display feels perfect to use in one-handed operations.
Connectivity - many options
Even though the Runcible is small in design it still packs a lot of the connectivity options that are available on any other smartphone. Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi, and even 4G supported network bands may soon be supported. The 8 GB of memory can be charged using the USB 2.0 interface.
Camera - not bad
The Runcible does not have a front-facing camera but it does come with a 7-megapixel camera at the back. The camera has the capability to capture photos even in 13-megapixel if developers need to.
Android - Lollipop loaded
The pocket smartphone runs Android 5.1 out of the box, designing its own OS under the name BuniOS. Previously the company had released the Runcible with Firefox OS, but things went downhill when the manufacturers stopped production and Mozilla recalled its Firefox OS for good.
Monohm is out to get the attention of the consumers a second time, and things look better for the Runcible.