The new Light Phone 2 keeps things simple though adds e-ink and 'essentials'


Light is behind with a new spin on a anti-smartphone phone. But this time, instead of doing only one thing, a Light Phone 2 does a few, and exists somewhere between a strange Light and your sensational iPhone – nonetheless still distant closer to a first-generation Light phone overall.

The new pattern facilities a matte finish e-ink display, that occupies many fo a front face of a device and can uncover text, act as a practical keyboard for promulgation messages, uncover your contacts and alarms and more. The phone uses Light’s possess exclusive handling system, that is complicated on a content and singular on a sum series of options and features, and we use earthy keys on a side of a phone to navigate by menu options.

The Light Phone 2 has 4G LTE connectivity and, given it’s not nonetheless finalized though is instead kicking off a Indiegogo crowdsourcing campaign, could supplement facilities including directions, ride-sharing specific apps, playlists, continue reports, and voice commands according to a company’s founders, on tip of a elementary call, messaging, hit book, alarm and auto-reply facilities that are really going in. Whether those other appendage facilities make a cut will count in some partial on devotee feedback.

But with those intensity additions, and a larger, device-commanding active display, a Light Phone 2 is starting to sound a lot some-more smartphone-y and a lot reduction “Just a phone.” But LIght’s creators contend that it’s really not, underneath any circumstances, going to supplement amicable media, advertising, email or news facilities to a phone.

Really, those are a things that truly spin a mobile companions into outrageous time sucks and mood altering devices. Light Phone 2 is really some-more of a concede than a precisionist dumbphone like a original, though it still also sounds like it fits a company’s selected tagline of being “a phone for humans” improved than your normal flagship smartphone does today.

Light’s been out of batch of a stream era device for a while now, that was substantially since it was looking brazen to this launch. The phone’s Indiegogo debate has $225 as a early bird cost for a device, with $400 as a aim sell cost, and estimated shipping is Apr of subsequent year (yes, over a year away) so a association also seems to have schooled a doctrine or dual about production and shipping hardware, and is giving itself plenty aegis for this redesign.

Nokia is relaunching a ‘Matrix’ slider phone and other high-concept elementary phones like a Punkt MP01 are out there perplexing to wean people divided from their smartphone habits. It’s an appealing dream, though it’s tough to tell if it’s only a brief hiccup due to information ennui, or a genuine transformation in a early offing. How Light Phone 2’s debate does altogether competence be another indicator as to that it ends adult being.

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