The company that brought us the 2.45 inch Jelly smartphone in 2017 and the similarly-sized Atom a year later took a weird detour last year, by launching a BlackBerry clone called the Titan.

Now Unihertz is returning to the small-screen smartphone space with a new model that’s larger… but still not very big.

The upcoming Unihertz AtomXL will have a 4 inch screen, making it smaller than most (but not all) modern smartphones.

The company plans to launch a Kickstarter campaign for the Atom XL on February 25th. We don’t know anything about the price, release date, or key specs like the processor, memory, screen resolution, or battery.

But we do know that the screen isn’t the only thing that’s bigger on the AtomXL.

Unihertz says the new phone will have a 48MP camera, which is a step up from the 16MP rear camera used for the original Atom smartphone. Of course, there’s more to camera quality than megapixels, but we’ll probably have to wait until closer to February 25th to find out more about the camera image sensor and the phone’s other specs.

One other tidbit — Unihertz says the phone is “perfect for your outdoor activities,” suggesting it’ll have a rugged design, much like its smaller predecessor.

thanks chrif!

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10 replies on “Unihertz AtomXL 4 inch smartphone with a 48MP camera hits Kickstarter Feb 25th”

    1. How do you know the battery is tiny? Are you basing that off previous Unihertz phones or do you have some inside information?

      I’d like to get a small smartphone with good battery life.

  1. I wonder how it would be priced. Been thinking of getting a cheap secondary phone plan and carrying a smaller phone with me when walking/hiking.

    1. Last time they were pricey to start but fell rapidly. The Atom is now ~$200 and the Jelly Pro <$100

      1. I was backer #5, so I could back the Atom for $159, but it has awful display (I mean it had the Jelly / Pro’s outdated 320×240 IPS (?) LCD screen), plus the 2000mAh battery wasn’t enough for the Helio P23 SoC – that’s why I bought a BlackView BV9500 with the same HW but better camera and 5x battery capacity. ;))

        Still, I’ll back the AtomXL because I like Unihertz’s phones – well, except the Titan, which I haven’t backed -, let’s hope it’ll have a proper 4” AMOLED display this time!

        Edit: Unihertz used to ship from local warehouses, so no customs / VAT, just the price you pay. I think the super early bird price for the AtomXL will be $200 or so.

  2. How has Unihertz been in providing Android updates for their previous phones?

  3. Their devices are really thick. I wonder if they fit a large battery in this one. Battery life is my main concern.

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