Companies have been trying to nail down the folding, dual-screen design for a smartphone for a few years now, but so far there’s very little to suggest we’ll end up seeing a good, usable device to come out of it. And, like all other crazy technology designs, some small company is going to try and do it better than the big guys, and they swear they’re not vaporware.
The HubblePhone is a smartphone with a ridiculous hinged design, some crazy curved screens, and cameras in all kinds of weird places. The two screens wrap around both sides of each side (???) of the phone, so while it does look like you’d get four displays, it’s just two insane ones. The cameras somehow fit in the hinges, and also somehow have a 15x optical zoom.
The sides of the phone house the power and volume buttons, plus charging ports. Clearly there’s room for the battery somewhere in this thing.
The HubblePhone comes from Turing, the same company that’s repeatedly tried and failed to create a smartphone after upselling impossible and ridiculous ideas to early adopters on sites like Kickstarter. Is your scam radar going off yet? Good.
If this phone ends up being real (it won’t) Turing claims it’ll arrive in 2020 with two Snapdragon 855 processors in two. The processors that Qualcomm is, uh, likely launching in 2018. So not only will it cost almost $3000, but it’ll be running hardware that’s already outdated by the time it hits shelves.
Grab your credit cards, folks.
via: Tech Radar