Balmuda Phone unveiled with 4.9” display, pebble-shaped design

16 November 2021
Pre-orders in Japan start tomorrow for JPY 104,800 ($916).

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Anonymous, 16 Nov 2021spec is very very fine, the price is not you won't ... moreYeah, we never played games on our phones, until those became near 7" monstrosities.

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    • Anonymous
    • xZI
    • 16 Nov 2021

    fren, 16 Nov 2021this will arrive dead on arrival !!!! @$916 ??? who be craz... moreThis is sold in Japan only. Japanese phones tend to have a high price and they have no problem paying it.

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      • anony
      • DR1
      • 16 Nov 2021

      i hope xiaomi or other make small one like this use android go editoin and great battery life

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        • Alex
        • uZa
        • 16 Nov 2021

        Design needs to be modernized
        One back camera is okay but need to be very good
        Software exprice should be top notch
        And battery life or size should be 3500
        And with SD765 and 8gb ram price shouldn't be more than 350 usd
        Because you are starting learn from poco or oneplus
        And this price we can buy I phone 12 pro or pixel 5 a lot cheaper

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          • 16 Nov 2021

          this will arrive dead on arrival !!!! @$916 ??? who be crazy to spend this kind of money on a such a mediocre phone.

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            • Anonymous
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            • 16 Nov 2021

            Zero, 16 Nov 2021The concept and model is fine... now expecting Xiaomi o a c... morespec is very very fine, the price is not

            you won't game on a 4.9 inch display

              Anonymous, 16 Nov 2021Phone designed and assembled in Japan. With IP rating. F... moreHow about 16:9 display (presumably the quality isn't very good anyway) further disadvantaged by 60Hz refresh rate and a presence of a massive hole punch camera? A freaking BACK-facing speaker? A single camera? Not to mention extremely uncertain software update schedules? I admit that it has some goodies that appeal to certain customers (specifically those living in Japan), but there is some stuff that is severely lacking compared to other SD765 powered phones hence I don't think I'm being unreasonable for saying it's worth around $200.

                Nice phone and the price seems rather high for what it offers but again there are barely any options present in compact segment, so if manufacturers make compact phones more often then there is definitely a market for them. A small one but perhaps there is

                  Anonymous, 16 Nov 2021Phone designed and assembled in Japan. With IP rating. F... moreI took onto consideration all of that when I posted that edit... but 900$???
                  I mean... I would accept it at 600-650$.

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                    • Anonymous
                    • 7X1
                    • 16 Nov 2021

                    Hope they release this worldwide!!! Im itching for some compact sub 5" Android phone that is half less or more priced than an iphone.

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                      • Anonymous
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                      • 16 Nov 2021

                      Anonymous, 16 Nov 2021I guess this is the concept of less is more? They could hav... moreThen again it's coming next year. The new iPhone SE.

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                        • Anonymous
                        • M}b
                        • 16 Nov 2021

                        I even don't want to say wadafuh...

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                          • Anonymous
                          • Sr{
                          • 16 Nov 2021

                          I guess this is the concept of less is more? They could have fitted a bigger battery in that chunky phone. Although I would like a midrange phone with such a screen size and aspect ratio for the international market, and for less money.

                            hmm, 16 Nov 2021Iphone 12 and 13 mini didnt proof anything. These just have... moreHigh prices have never stopped iPhone sales before

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                              • Anonymous
                              • 3pt
                              • 16 Nov 2021

                              Wow, that price tag is insane!

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                                • Anonymous
                                • Bw5
                                • 16 Nov 2021

                                This is so weird. I like it.

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                                  • Anonymous
                                  • 8Kf
                                  • 16 Nov 2021

                                  hmm, 16 Nov 2021Iphone 12 and 13 mini didnt proof anything. These just have... moreIphone 8 sold well over $700, but the similar price is used as excuse to justify why mini does not sell as much as big models.

                                  LOL ....

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                                    • Anonymous
                                    • 8Kf
                                    • 16 Nov 2021

                                    Nick Tegrataker, 16 Nov 2021I thought for a second that it could be a really nice phone... morePhone designed and assembled in Japan.
                                    With IP rating.
                                    Full HD screen.
                                    NFC to use for FeliCa.
                                    SD765 + 5G

                                    You think this would be just $200? Obviously this is not worth near $1000, but no company in Japan can afford selling this for $200.

                                    Why do you think that except Sony , all other japanese electronic companies are today way weaker than they used to be 30 years ago?
                                    They cannot match price of foreign companies from South Korea and mainly China.

                                    - Nikon has recently shut down a factory in Japan amd production moved to Thailand.
                                    - Sharp has oled that can go down to 1Hz, while samsung LTPO 10Hz. But none uses their oled because they cost much more than panels from Samsung, LG and Boe.

                                      Cram in a smaller selfie camera. and voila~ no punch hole..
                                      Some decisions COULD be made better... -.-'
                                      WAIT. THAT PRICE IS HOW MUCH???? 0.0

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                                        • Anonymous
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                                        • 16 Nov 2021

                                        QCN85, 16 Nov 2021Flood the market with mini phones and you'll see.Mini phones that will lack:

                                        - larger cam sensors because no space enough.
                                        - triple cam + Tof/Laser AF, because no space enough
                                        - no 120 Hz screen, because no space enough for decent battery
                                        - no proper cooling, because small surface and not enough space inside
                                        - less than 2900mAh
                                        - no screen with size enough to properly enjoy games, videos and even type messages without issues.