The original Kickstarter goal for the Unihertz Atom was $50,000, but after just one minute, that had already been met. As of the morning of June 6, it had reached $632,726, more than 11 times that initial target.
Designed as the adventuring alternative to the large devices dominating the smartphone market, the Atom is the ideal phone for those looking to save some space while staying connected. It easily clips on to a backpack, armband or bike mount, and looks like it could survive just about anything.
The Atom measures 96 X 45 X 18 mm with a 2.4-inch display. It’s waterproof and shockproof, and packs in an impressive array of specs for such a small device. Inside it has 64 GB of storage and 4 GB of RAM, an octa-core ARM Cortex-A53 processor, a 2,000 mAh battery, and it runs 8.1 Oreo — the newest version of Android. There’s also a 16-megapixel camera on the back as well as an 8-megapixel camera on the front. It also uses biometrics, like fingerprints and facial scanning, to unlock it.