The Rotom phone got a big upgrade. After being introduced in the Gallar region three years ago, the updated version of the smartphone – populated by Pokemon – is finally moving from one rear camera to two. The phone will soon be available in the new Paldea region as well.
It’s hard to tell exactly what kind of second lens it is – all I can really see is that the main lens remains blue while the new second lens is black. I don’t think that’s enough information to make an informed guess as to whether this new lens is a telephoto, ultrawide lens, or something else, although I hope I can use that second camera to take new shots with better boy Fido.
Furthermore, this new Rotom Phone appears to be a largely iterative upgrade over its predecessor. One of the new features is a mysterious blue glowing ring in the middle of the device. Maybe this is for wireless charging? The loop is set exactly where you’d expect the wireless charging coil to be, after all. While I don’t remember ever having to charge my Rotom Phone at Galar, I think it’d be nice if wireless charging was an option while I was at a training school in Paldea.
It’s disappointing that the big dots on the top and bottom of the Rotom phone are still stuck in this next generation. This means that it may still be uncomfortable to slip it in your pocket, but on Paldea, backpacks seem to be all the rage — I think I’ll have to pick one up as a place to store my phone. (Maybe one day we’ll get a Rotom Phone Mini.)
There is no information on 5G support, which may make it easy to stay connected with your friends while you’re traveling through Paldea. But I really hope the race to 5G doesn’t become a thing in Paldea as it has in other areas.
The company that makes the Rotom Phone confirmed in a press release that Pokédex and a map will once again be loaded onto the device. But we’ll have to wait and see what other new functions might be available so we can try out the new Rotom phone for ourselves on November 18th.