It's a funny old place, is mobile land. For years, small was the big thing. Thin was in. And manufacturers worked at getting their wares as small as they could. At one time, Nokia's 8210 was as good as it got.
And now, we've gone the other way. Punters like us lapping up the likes of the Galaxy Note, the Galaxy SIII and the HTC One X. It seems bigger is better - and even many an iPhone owner has lamented the fact that Apple needs a bigger screen (which apparently, may be on the cards).
So, bizarre, isn't it, that Samsung is now going back again and aiming for the small market - with the appropriately named Galaxy Pocket which is coming to Three here in the UK. The South Koreans want to shrink down their bestselling line to a size that'll appeal to those interested more in aesthetics than specs.
And it is pretty miniscule The Galaxy Pocket measures 103.7 x 57.5 x 12 mm, and comes with a 2.8 inch QVGA display. But it's a budget phone, so don't get too excited here.
Yep, budget as in it still runs Gingerbread 2.3 and only has a sub 1GHz processor (yes, they do still exist!). Having said that, specs are pretty respectable with all the usual suspects like HSDPA, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth 3.0.
We can't wait to get our hands on one - though with the size of our shovels, we worry about how it'll sit in the hand.
Via Unwired View