For the younger generation who grew up in an era where companies like Apple and Samsung were the face of smartphones, you might not have realized that before Apple and Samsung, there were brands like Palm who were creating smartphones of their own back in the day (although admittedly the market probably wasn’t ready for such devices yet).
Now we have heard that the company is planning on making a comeback and now thanks to Android Police, a render of what appears to be Palm’s upcoming smartphone has been leaked. The device is codenamed “Pepito” and is said to be headed to Verizon and based on its rumored specs, we have to wonder who it might appeal to.
In an age where smartphone displays are regularly going past 6-inches in size, Palm’s Pepito has opted for a 3.3-inch display with a 720p HD resolution, making it one of the smallest devices to be sold in recent years. It will also pack a tiny (by today’s standards) battery at 800mAh, along with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 chipset, 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage.
Based on these specs, it sounds like the phone is a low-end smartphone at best, and like we said we’re not sure who might want to buy it given that there are plenty of alternatives that could offer up better specs. Either way we’ll have to wait for the official announcement where maybe pricing could be what makes the Pepito attractive.