Manohm Inc. has launched a circular smartphone Runcible. The uniqueness of the phone is that it’s a circular device, probably the first of its kinds, for $399.
Circular Smartphone Runcible
We have seen a number of smartphones rich in features and design so far by a number of companies. Most of these phones are rectangular in shape and more or less are in the same shape, but for some minute differences. However, we now have a circular smartphone by a startup called Manohm Inc. He phone is called Runcible and can be yours at just $399.
These days, smartphones come with a range of features and so, it’s easy pickings to get one that will make you feel proud of. And the circular smartphone Runcible is certainly one of them. Many big names in the industry are focusing on offering customers with a variety of features, for example, saving battery life, where recently Sony had brought an update to the Xperia Z5 line up with STAMINA mode, or a phone like iPhone 7 that boasts of having great features in the device. Though that’s true, none of the companies have brought out such a device on a commercially.
The startup tried to deliver the phone last year itself but unfortunately was unable to do so due to some obstacles. The startup that started with three members, decided to have Firefox OS but unfortunately didn’t get the right processor to go with. When they successfully found the right processor another obstacle surprised them. The chip production was shut down by the Manufacturer and even Firefox had done with the OS as well.
Aubrey Anderson is the CEO and the co-founder of the startup. Speaking about the circular smartphone he said “I think we hit probably every possible obstacle that you can hit.” Due to such difficult conditions one of their co-founders had to take hard decision. To support his family he had to give up the project and get a “real job.”
Runcible now is much different than its earlier version. BuniOS, which is an Android 5.1-based OS, runs this smartphone. Along with that it is powered by 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor with ARM cortex A5. This device works with 1GB LPDDR3 of RAM and offers internal memory of 8GB.
Its full round display is of 2.5-inch and has a 7MP camera to the back. Many interfaces are provided like USB 2.0, UART, SPI, etc. Standard connectivity options are Wi-Fi and Bluetooth v4.1. This circular smartphone Runcible also extends support to 4G.
Only the Indiegogo offers this phone for $399 and 30th June is the last date to pre-order.