While Nokia multiplies mobile phone reissues, the 3310, the 3310 4G and the 8110, the manufacturer Light also comes with a new detox phone. Three years after a first Light Phone, he presents this week the Light Phone 2.
The first Light Phone could not have been simpler: with its segment screen and keypad, it could only call. A radical proposal, which allowed to use it only punctually. His successor, the future Light Phone 2, will provide essential functions, which will allow it to replace more a smartphone, but not a distraction. In addition to the phone, it will host the SMS function, an address book and an alarm clock. Light plans to add a calculator, a music player, a map function or a VTC function. It warns however that there will be no e-mail function or social networks.
The manufacturer will renew the minimalist aesthetic and textual interface, but the device will display a monochrome E Ink touch screen, displaying a heavily modified version of Android, called LightOS. It will ship a chip Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100, initially intended for connected watches, with 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of storage. It will finally have a modern connectivity, with a GPS, 4G, Wi-Fi and USB-C, in addition to a good old 3.5 mm jack. The autonomy will decline in return for 20 to 5 days standby, which remains a performance, given its small dimensions of 90 x 55 x 6.5 to 7.5 mm.Light launched the crowdfunding campaign of the Light Phone 2 (which is not yet finalized) a little more than a year before its delivery, scheduled for April 2019. Recall in this regard that the Light Phone 1 was almost a year late. Anyway, the public price jumped from 100 to … 400 $! The first investors can nevertheless acquire it at a preferential price of $ 250.