With so many services being internet based there’s something quite convenient about having a smartphone or tablet around to do things like stream music to a wireless speaker.

Beyond that perhaps you don’t want to take your shiny new R14 000 iPhone 8 with you on a jog.

We’ve found something rather interesting this morning in the form of the Jelly smartphone from makers Unihertz.

The handset is touted as the smallest 4G (LTE) smartphone in the world and with dimensions of 92.3 x 43 x 13 mm we aren’t about to fight Unihertz on that claim that it fits in the coin pocket of your favourite pair of jeans.

Seriously check out how small this phone is in this Unbox Therapy video.

As you would suspect from the claim in the name, the Jelly supports LTE but you also get 802.11 a/b/g/n support on both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands.

The battery is positively tiny with a capacity of just 950mAh but you aren’t exactly driving very power hungry components.

The display is just 2.45inches and has a resolution of 240×432 pixels. The CPU is also a power friendly 1.1GHz quad-core affair.

The Jelly comes in two flavours – a base version with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage (microSD card supported) and a Pro version with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage.

We can’t seem to find the base Jelly smartphone on the Unihertz website but the Pro retails for $124.99 which translates into R1 714 at the current exchange rate.

Of course we haven’t accounted for import duties but even if you’re extreme with those estimates you’re still getting a very good deal on a smartphone with 4G capabilities. That’s good news for folks that need a cheap smartphone and folks that need a tool to listen to music on the movie or track your exercise.

The Jelly smartphone is available through the Unihertz website but there is a limited number available so if you want one you’ll have to move fast before they’re all gone.



Brendyn Lotz writes news, reviews, and opinion pieces for Hypertext. His interests include SMEs, innovation on the African continent, cybersecurity, blockchain, games, geek culture and YouTube.