Meet the tiny Elephone Q, a tiny phone with few surprises


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Just when we thought we had seen everything, Elephone have gone and thrown us a curve ball with the announcement of the super tiny Elephone Q.

I got my hands on with the ridiculously small Elephone Q last week, but at that time the phone lacked a final name and we weren’t sure of the hardware specifications.

Elephone have been quick to solve those slight issues and today they have informed us the cute little phone is going to be sold as the Elephone Q, and have confirmed all the hardware details.

Before I get in to the nitty gritty of the phone though you are all probably wondering just what the point of this phone is? Well I was too, and Elephone told me that the Q won’t just be a phone, but a wearable device!

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You see the Elephone Q has all your standard Android phone features, but also gets activity tracking and pedometer features. The idea is the phone can be worn as a badge, around the neck on a chain or on your wrist with a band and take up both fitness tracker and phone duties.

Seeing as the Elephone Q only measures in at 90x 43 x 11.5mm the device has just a 2.54-inch TFT display with a resolution of 240 x 432. Yes, that is a display that is physically to small to type on!

Like every good smartphone the plastic bodied Q has front and rear cameras, SD memory card support for up to 64GB cards, WIFI, 3G WCDMA and an Android operating system (Android 4.4 Kitkat), running on a 1Ghz Mediatek chipset.

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The tiny size also means just a small 550mAh battery, and just a single SIM slot. According to the official Elephone specifications the Q can hold enough charge for 110hours of standby or 4hours of talk time.

If you are still at a loss to understand why Elephone would launch the Elephone Q and who is going to buy such a device, then you are not on your own. Surely a decent entry level phone and cheap activity band would be cheap enough but offer better function?

What do you think of the tiny Elephone Q? Is it going to be the big surprise of 2015, or do you think it is a little lacking?

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