The startup named Manohm Inc. has shown us a unique design of smartphone which is round in shape and even smaller than conventional bar phone that we used to carry. It looks like a compass but it looks remarkable.
Startup Launches “Runcible” the circular smartphone at $399
If you are looking for a phone that will stand out in the crowd, then you can give this device a try. The circular device is named as Runcible. It was developed by a startup named Manohm. According to the sources, Runcible is to be shipped last year only but due to some obstacles, it couldn’t ship on time.
During the start of the company it had only three members, they succeeded to pull up the entire phone based on Firefox OS but they pull up hard time finding the right processor that could run Firefox OS. Due to some bad luck, when they managed to find the suitable processor to run Firefox OS on it, the Manufacturer discontinued the chip even firefox pulled out the OS too.
Manohm co-founder and CEO Aubrey Anderson said “I think we hit probably every possible obstacle that you can hit” The setback was so hard that one of the co-founders had to leave the project and get a “real job” to support his family.
However, the Runcible was born which is completely different from the earlier one. The new one is running on BuniOS which is based on Android 5.1. It is having Snapdragon 410 Quad core, ARM cortex A53 1.2Ghz. It will be sharing 1GB LPDDR3 RAM and an internal storage capacity of 8GB eMMC.
It has the display of 2.5inch which is fully round, and 7megapixel camera at the backside. It also includes the interfaces like USB 2.0, SPI, UART etc, It also had Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, 4G support. It was available at indiegogo website for $399 the pre-orders will end on June 30.