The Light Phone 2 is a strategic step backward in technology. In an age where people are consumed with their devices, looking downward at their phones whenever there’s a lull in conversation or waiting for a red light to change, Light Phone is taking action by a phone that forces us to reconnect with everything around us.
The previous edition of the Light Phone stripped away almost every modern feature smartphones brought us, leaving a phone that could make calls, receive calls, and store 9 numbers. Perhaps the lack of texting was a bit extreme for long-term success, but they did manage to raise over 400K on Kickstarter.
The Light Phone 2 promises a few more features like texting, a contact list, an alarm, and autoreply. They are currently toying with the idea of music storage, navigation, a ridesharing partnership, weather, voice command, calculator, and dictionary. The phone either comes in a black or white matte E-ink display with two physical buttons to scroll up and down. Light Phone 2 is equipped with 4G LTE, which seems excessive for a phone without internet access, however, 2G will be shutting down across all network in the next few years.
Here are some of the specs:
Dimensions: 91mm x 55mm x 6.5-7.5mm thick
OS: LightOS (modified Android)
Connectivity: 4G LTE, Wifi, GPS
Memory:1 GB DDR3 RAM / 8GB eMMC
Material: Anodized Aluminum
Weight: 80g (estimation)
Processor:Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 Platform
Battery: 5 days standby; A few hours talk time.
SIM Card: Nano SIM
Other:Vibrator, Loud Speaker, Headset jack
If you want to cut through the noise with an elegant looking phone that “actually respects you,” looking at you Facebook app, then consider contributing to their Indiegogo campaign. You can get it now for 25% off on Indiegogo at $300 which may or may not seem like a deal to you. It’s scheduled to arrive sometime in April 2019.