Balmuda’s steam toaster oven is what catapulted them to worldwide fame, but now, they are getting into the smartphone business. Called the Balmuda Phone, this Android 11-based device boasts a minimalist design and an ultra compact form factor that fits naturally in the palm of your hand, thanks to its curved back.
At just 69mm thick, the device features a 4.9-inch (1920 x 1080) display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 SoC, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of internal storage, a single 48MP rear camera, a rear fingerprint sensor, a hole-punch 8MP front-facing selfie camera, NFC, USB-C or wireless charging, and a 2,500mAh battery. Available November 26th in Japan, priced at $918 USD unlocked or subsidized with a SoftBank wireless contract.
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The iPhone has become too much the standard. On the home screen of, you can call various functions by intuitive operations such as swiping and tapping. For example, you can swipe across the stripe across the home screen to call a loved one, or launch a map to see where you are,” said Gen Terao, Chief Executive of Balmuda.