Simple Phone could be the answer to the Google Mobile service; What makes it different? – Gizbot News


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A simple phone could be the answer to Google's mobile service

Smartphones today are diverse in nature and are equipped with dedicated gaming tools and advanced cameras. But if you’re looking for a regular phone with simple features, it can be difficult to know which one to choose. That’s why Simple Mobile Tools has launched a new smartphone called Simple Phone. The new Simple Phone has similar core hardware to other mid-range devices.

In some contexts, the new Simple Phone may be considered obsolete. For example, it is powered by the MediaTek Helio P60 processor which is at least four years old. Also, it runs SimpleOS based on Lunar Open Mobile platform which is an alternative to Android ecosystem.

Simple phone features: what makes it different?

The simple phone flaunts a 6.53-inch LCD screen with FHD+ resolution. Under the hood, the phone is powered by the Helio P60 SoC paired with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage by default. Simple Mobile Tools offered microSD card support for additional memory expansion.

On the back, the simple phone has a triple camera setup with a 48MP primary lens, 8MP secondary shooter and 5MP supporting sensor. The purpose of the 8MP and 5MP lenses has not been disclosed by the new brand, but it can be assumed that they are for ultra-wide and macro shooters. There is also a 25 MP front camera for selfies and video calls.

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The Simple Phone also includes a 4,500 mAh battery. The brand says it includes a fast charger in the box, but its specs weren’t disclosed. It includes the usual connectivity options such as dual Nano SIM support, Bluetooth, 4G, Bluetooth 4.2, and Wi-Fi.

A simple phone could be the answer to Google's mobile service

What makes the simple phone different from Android smartphones?

The main differentiator of the Simple Phone is the SimpleOS, which is based on Android 11. The new operating system is based on the Lunar Open Mobile Platform, developed by The Good Phone Foundation as an open and privacy-focused alternative to the Android ecosystem. .

Users benefit from many unconventional features compared to regular Android services. For one, SimpleOS doesn’t offer Google Play Services but includes microG which focuses on privacy and removes spyware. The Simple Phone also comes preloaded with apps developed by Simple Mobile Tools that are privacy-centric, open-source, and don’t require internet access, ads, and unnecessary permissions.

Should you buy the simple phone?

The simple phone is priced at 399 Euros (around Rs 32,300), making it a premium mid-range smartphone in the Indian mobile market. The brand says the new smartphone will be released on November 1 and is available for pre-order now on its official site.

Overall, the Simple Phone seems to offer a unique alternative to traditional smartphones. The new smartphone may look like a regular smartphone, but it will be different. It also seems that the Simple Phone has some downsides. For one thing, its processor is generations old, and the performance might test your patience at times.

As it does not support Google Play, users may find it difficult to download common and popular apps like WhatsApp, Instagram, Candy Crush, etc. Simple phones make sense to get if you’re completely focused on privacy and willing to compromise on routine apps and a regular smartphone experience.

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Article first published: Thursday, October 6, 2022, 1:02 p.m.

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