Since the Nokia ‘matrix phone’ and the release of the Light Phone 2, the Blloc phone is the latest and greatest in minimalistic technology – and it still includes all of your favourite apps.

The company aims to minimise the distraction from the standard smartphone and increase productivity. Blloc is currently a beta model, uses a power-saving OS and combines it with efficient hardware and a straightforward messaging platform. The main feature that makes the Blloc different is the “Root” (aka homescreen), pulling in the most important aspects of your phone; emails, weather, maps, music and Uber, all in a sleek black and white interface.


For the tech heads, the display is 5.5” LCD, with 421ppi, 4GB RAM memory, 3100 mAh capacity battery with fast charging enabled, P23, Octa-Core 2.0ghz processor, 64GB storage with space for a SD card and Bluetooth 4.0 and USB Type C connection. As well as a 13 mega-pixel sensor camera, RAW format output and shoots 4K video at 30fps while, finally, it comes with a standard 3.5mm headphone jack.

Even the packaging has its own minimalistic approach which is placed in a sealed black and white pouch.

The limited-edition beta model is currently available for pre-order and will retail for €359 EUR (or approx $564 AUD). Find more information here.