As I am writing this entry, the phone is already out of stock and arrival of new stock has not been determined yet. I am talking about Xun Chi 138, the smallest camera mobile phone in the world. As days are going by, mobile phone companies are trying their level best to further squeeze the size of their mobile phones and load them with more interesting and useful features. Yes, small is the future in the mobile phone industry.
Dimension of Xun Chi 138:
Length: 2.65 inches
Breadth: 1.30 inches
Width: .76 inches
Weight: 55 g
Standard temperature: 5°-40°C
Standby time: 2-5 days
Talk time: 2-3 hours
Colors: Pink and Blue.
Xun Chi 138 features:
- The Xun Chi 138 is a dual band (GSM 900 / 1800 MHz) GSM phone. It will support dual band GSM networks in
Europe, and some countries of Australia Asia. However, it will not work on North American GSM networks such as Cingular/Cellular One, T-Mobile, , Fido/Microcell, SunCom, Dobson, Edge Wireless, Alltel, Petrocom, Rogers Union, Pegaso/Movistar, Radiomovil/Telcel etc. This link contains list of countries whose networks will support the Xun Chi 138.
- The Xun Chi 138 will support any SIM card.
- The Xun Chi 138 has 121 MB memory.
- The Xun Chi 138 has video player and image editor.
- The Xun Chi 138 comes with VGA camera, not mega-pixel.
- The Xun Chi 138 has stopwatch with split and lap timing. The user can time four events at once.
- The Xun Chi 138 has on screen keyboard.
- The Xun Chi 138 comes with a small stylus attached on the backside of the phone.
- The Xun Chi 138 supports English and Chinese language.
- Xun Chi 138 can also be used as a hands-free speaker-phone.
- The Xun Chi 138 supports speed dial.
- The Xun Chi 138 can be used to menu shortcut settings.
- The Xun Chi 138 comes with five user editable profile-settings including: general, indoor, outdoor, meeting, and headset.
- The Xun Chi 138 non-expandable memory.
- The Xun Chi 138 has 34 mm (diagonally) LCD touch screen with backlight, 128 x 160 pixel, and 260,000 colors.
- The Xun Chi 138 comes with five screen backlight timeout settings: 5, 15, 30 or 45 seconds.
- The Xun Chi 138 has an EV between -4 and +4.
- The Xun Chi 138 has 7 color LED highlight settings.
- The Xun Chi 138 comes with six white balance settings: auto, daylight, tungsten, fluorescent, cloudy, incandescent.
- The Xun Chi 138 allows the user to set video files, GIF animations, and still images as wallpaper, screen saver, and startup-shutdown banner.
- The Xun Chi 138 has VGA still camera.
- The Xun Chi 138 can take pictures at 640 x 480, 320 x 240, 160 x 120, or 128 x 160 resolution.
- The Xun Chi 138 has 3x digital zoom/crop at lower resolution.
- The Xun Chi 138 comes with three different image compression quality settings: high, normal, and low.
- The VGA still camera of Xun Chi 138 has night mode and 50Hz or 60Hz banding setting.
- The Xun Chi 138 can take 3-5 sequential shots (1 shot per second).
- The Xun Chi 138 has a delay timer of 5, 10 or 15 seconds.
- The Xun Chi 138 comes with different effect filters including: sepia, sepia green, sepia blue, color invert, gray invert, blackboard, whiteboard, copper carving, blue carving, emboss, contrast, and sketch.
- With the Xun Chi 138, users can add fun photo frames such as, flowers, trees, moon, birthday, window, cloverleaf, bunny, pig, and two types of paper photo borders, while taking photos at 128 x 160 resolution.
- The Xun Chi 138 comes with three different shutter sounds (silent shutter).
- The Xun Chi 138 can record video at 176 x 144 resolution, 15 frames per second.
- The Xun Chi 138 has three types of video compression quality settings: fine, high, normal or low.
- The Xun Chi 138 camera has 4x digital zoom in 20% increments.
- The Xun Chi 138 camera can record with four types of time limits: no limit, 15, 30 or 60 seconds.
- The Xun Chi 138 camera has three file size settings: no limit, 95k, 195k or 295k.
- User can turn off audio recording during video.
- The Xun Chi 138 can encode in MP4 (mpeg-4) or H.263 formats.
- The Xun Chi 138 video camera can switch between vertical or sideways orientation.
- The Xun Chi 138 video camera has five playback speed settings: 1/2, 1, 2, 4 or 8x. There will be no sound in fast and slow modes.
- The Xun Chi 138 comes with MP3 player and sound recorder.
- The Xun Chi 138 comes with MP3 or
MIDIringtone and alarm tone setting with or without vibration.
- The Xun Chi 138 has single, repeat or increase ring volume settings.
- The Xun Chi 138 allows the user to set ringtone, picture and video to identify a caller.
- The Xun Chi 138 media player can play MP3 files (no WMA or OGG support).
- Users will listen to songs through the internal phone speaker or handsfree earbuds.
- The Xun Chi 138 media player comes with 7 equalizer settings: bass, dance, classical, treble, party, pop, rock.
- The Xun Chi 138 media player has repeat mode (one song or all) and shuffle modes.
- The Xun Chi 138 media player supports background play mode.
- The Xun Chi 138 media player has auto-search playlist generator.
- The Xun Chi 138 has sound recorder that saves mono audio files in WAV or AMR format.
- The Xun Chi 138 personal organizer includes: calendar and multiple alarms, calculator, unit converter (converts length and weight between various metric & english units), currency converter (stores 1 currency rate only), health (body mass index and menstrual cycle calculators), and animated screen saver.
I could not find any price quotation. However, the Xun Chi 138 comes with six months warranty. Buyers will also get:
- Two batteries each 3.7V, 480mAh
- Handsfree earbuds with microphone and mute button.
- USB cable.
- 100-240V AC charger with adapter as per country requirement.
- You can also download the manual in either Chinese or English.