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Balmuda Phone: aptX Bluetooth Codecs, IP Rating, IR Blaster, Full Specs

Balmuda Phone
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Balmuda Phone is a compact smartphone that looks like a reincarnation of the design spirit of the Palm Pre from long ago. Underneath its curved lines is a Snapdragon 765 chipset, 6GB RAM, 5G connectivity, three aptX Bluetooth codecs, and more. It also has an IPX4 splash resistance rating.

The 4.9-inch display is small but modern standards, but lovers of small phones will be immediately intrigued by the compact form factor.

Balmuda Phone

Specs & features

Mobile Wireless Network and Software

  • 2G mobile network bands: GSM, GPRS, EDGE 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz.
  • 3G mobile network bands: UMTS, WCDMA, HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100 MHz
  • 4G mobile network bands: LTE.
  • 5G mobile network bands: No.
  • SIM Type: Nano-SIM, Dual SIM
  • Software / OS: Android 11 + custom homescreen

Design, Form Factor, Appearance

  • Dimensions: 123 x 69 x 13.7 mm
  • Weight: 138g
  • Display: 4.9 inches, 1080 x 2340 pixels, 16:9 aspect ratio, IPS LCD screen
  • Colours: Black. White.
  • Physical Build: Plastic. IPX4 splash resistance.

Internal Hardware Specs

  • Processor Type: 64-bit, GHz Octa-core, Cortex
  • Processor Name: Qualcomm Snapdragon 765
  • Graphics Processor: Adreno
  • RAM: 6 GB
  • Internal Storage: 128 GB
  • External Storage: microSD, up to 128 GB (dedicated slot)

Photography, Video Recording

  • Main Camera: 48 MP sensor, autofocus, LED flash, 1080p@30fps video recording
  • Front Camera: 8 MP, fixed focus, Face Recognition, 1080p@30fps video capture

Audio, Video Playback

  • Music Support: PCM, AAC / AAC + / eAAC + / MP3 / AMR – NB / WB / APE
  • Audio: 3.5 mm audio jack
  • Loudspeaker: Mono speaker
  • Video Support: H.264/MP4/MPEG4 player
  • FM Radio: Yes.

Phone Sensors

  • Digital Compass: No.
  • Accelerometer: Yes.
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes.
  • Ambient Light Sensor: Yes.
  • Barometer: No.
  • Pedometer: No.
  • Heart Rate Monitor: No.
  • Gyroscope (G-Sensor): No.
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes; rear-mounted.
  • Face Unlock: Yes.
  • Iris Scanner: No.
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: No.
  • Voice Control: No.
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes; Google Assistant.
  • Infra-red Sensor: No.

Connectivity Options

  • Bluetooth Version: 5.2
  • Bluetooth Profiles: A2DP
  • Bluetooth Codecs: aptX, aptX HD, aptX Adaptive
  • WiFi: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, hotspot
  • USB: microUSB v2.0.
  • NFC: Yes.

Miscellaneous Specs and Features

  • Battery Type and Capacity: Non-Removable Lithium-Ion 2500 mAh
  • Battery Charging: 10W charging
  • Wireless Charging: No.
  • Reverse Charging: No.
  • Model Version/Number:

Launch/Release Dates and Information

  • Announced: November 16, 2021
  • Release Date: November 26, 2021

Price by Country

  • Japan: JPY 104,800 unlocked. It will also be available on contract with SoftBank.
  • USA/International/Global: $916
  • European Union: N/A
  • Bangladesh: Click here for detailed info about the price in Bangladesh.

The above prices may change with time from country to country, as market forces and economic policies influence product price movements.

Does Balmuda Phone have Google Play Store?

It supports Google Services and software applications, including Play Store and Maps, Gmail, YouTube, and others.

Will Balmuda Phone work in the USA?

This is a GSM phone and is supported on US GSM carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile and other networks riding on their networks. It does not support CDMA networks. Do make enquiries from your carrier to know what bands/frequencies are supported on their service.

MobilityArena Buyer’s Guide Verdict

What is special about Balmuda Phone? Nothing really. At least, not any special feature that you can’t find in other smartphones. But Balmuda has has a handy, comfortable feel in the hand, as well as tools and accompanying widgets like schedule, clock, notes, and calculator and they are done really well compared to what is available in other phones. Also, note that you are not likely to find this phone to buy anywhere outside Japan.

Our Buyer’s Guide Verdict is a recommendation based on the specs of the device and a general guide to help you understand how much value a device offers for its price. It is not an endorsement of the device. Ask questions and use your judgement when buying any device; MobilityArena takes no responsibility for your buying decisions.

Disclaimer: While we take the pains to ensure accuracy, we can not guarantee that the specs and  information on this page are 100% correct. If you think that any information for the current phone is wrong or missing, please leave a comment below.

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