Would you believe it? There’s a phone that costs Rs. 26,000 and doesn’t have a camera or any of the gazillion apps we are used to by now. All it allows you to do is make phone calls, send SMSes and set alarms. If you thought that one would rather buy a low cost feature phone instead of this, then do note that design wise the phone scores a perfect 10. It’s like a credit card, thin and sleek. Fits in a wallet.
“By allowing you to leave behind your smartphone, it encourages you to spend quality time doing the things you love the most, free of distraction. We call this ‘going light’,” reads the phone’s description on its crowdfunding page. Out of the $250,000 it planned to raise, the phone has already raised 290% of the money. At the time of writing this article, the project was backed by 2505 backers and raised $725,248.
According to the The Light Phone’s website, these are the specifications,
Matte White / Matte Black
3 Days Standby
GSM 850/900 1800/1900 MHz
And yes, there’s a way to connect it to your smartphone too. So you can use it as a secondary phone that you can take on vacations, where you want to detox yourself digitally.
“The Light Phone is the only phone that is designed to be used as a second phone. We have a unique software platform that makes the call management & call forwarding seamless in a way that no other phone can offer. The form factor makes it fit invisibly into your life, and the interface respects the user in its simplicity. It makes disconnecting feel special. Unlike a basic flip phone, you cannot text, email or anything else really. It is the most simple phone and a complement to your existing smartphone. The Light Phone, although incredibly simple, is actually running a stripped down version of Android and is quite a smart “dumb” phone which will allow us to continue to perfect the light experience with a roadmap of features,” reads the company’s description of the phone in their FAQ section.