In an age when almost all smartphone manufacturers are releasing devices with bigger and bigger screens, a Japanese firm has unveiled a new Android phone that can fit in your wallet.
The credit card sized NichePhone-S is about the same size as a small calculator and include a traditional T9 keypad, similar to the that found on the Nokia mobile phones of old.
The phone weighs 38 grams, is just 6.5mm thick, and measures 90mm in height and 50mm wide, making it small enough to fit inside a wallet.
The phone has a small screen at the top of the device and runs Android 4.2. It is powered by a 550mAh battery which offers more than 3 hours of talk time and 72 hours of standby time.
It supports 3G, WiFi and Bluetooth and is available in either black or white.
And that’s about it.
You can’t install any apps onto the NichePhone-S, there’s no camera and it doesn’t even have a speaker. Although it can be used to stream music which you can listen to via a Bluetooth speaker or earphones.
Other basic functions include voice calls and text messaging.
FutureModel, the phone’s makers, said the NichePhone-S will cost approximated $90 and will be available to order in Japan later this month, with shipping expected in early December.