Future Model from Japan has taken the concept of a super-thin and light phone to its logical limit. The NichePhone-S only weighs 38g and is about the size of a credit card; yet, it is still runs on Android 4.2. And it looks like someone was trying to make a calculator instead.
The NichePhone-S is so small, it can be seen slipped into a wallet – as shown in one of the promotional images. Other features includes a 550mAh battery, wireless charging, 128 x 64 dot LCD screen, Bluetooth and LTE support.
Music-streaming and voice recording are built-in the phone, but there has been no indication of any app support. We don’t really expect many apps to work on the tiny display. And the limited appeal of this kind of device will likely deter developers from catering to it.
If you are heading to Japan, it can be picked up over there from 10 November onwards, for a grand price of US$ 96 (RM 406). This could be an option for those looking for a simple phone, that can tether its data to tablets and laptops. Otherwise, it is a pretty niche phone.