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HubblePhone is a multi-screen, dual CPU smartphone with 5G connectivity

By Shawn Knight · 13 replies
Jul 31, 2018
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  1. Turing Space Industries (former Turing Robotic Industries) has unveiled a concept for its next smartphone. The HubblePhone is a multi-screen smartphone that’ll be powered by dual mobile processors and support 5G connectivity when it arrives in mid-2020… or perhaps more accurately, if it arrives at all.

    The HubblePhone will feature four screens (well, technically three if you count the “main” display that wraps around the back as a single unit), a neat gimmick until you realize you can only really use two screens at once. There’s also the adjustable arm that looks susceptible to breaking off in no time, two Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chips that’ll be outdated by the time the phone launches and a giant bulge at the top that houses a 60-megapixel, 15x optical zoom camera.

    The handset’s video editing software will dwarf anything available on today’s smartphone, we’re told. Its spec listing cites a dual OS approach running Android 9.0 (Android P) and Sailfish 3.

    What’s the battery life going to be like on a device with four screens? Even with dual batteries (a 2,800mAh unit in the upper deck and a 3,300mAh unit in the main deck), it’s hard to see how such a device would have decent battery life unless there are some major battery advancements in the next couple of years.

    Oh, and there’s the price. Turing expects people to pay $2,749 for the HubblePhone.

    There’s also the issue of Turin’s checkered past as this wouldn’t be the first (or second) phone it has launched without controversy and the whole bankruptcy thing.

    Turing aims to ship the HubblePhone in the US by June 2020 with plans to launch in Europe by August 2020, China by September 2020 and the rest of the world by December 2020.

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  2. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TS Evangelist Posts: 1,834   +435

    The hole thing looks easy to break. Most phones are... add in some weird rotating arm thing, and good luck getting a case on this thing. Even if you do... you can't enjoy this elegant device and the $2k you've dumped into it.

    How are you even suppose to hold this thing? I dont really care, pls dont answer

    ...and don't butter me up with these BS rendered images. lmao
    Reehahs likes this.
  3. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 11,579   +5,139

    I'm guessing this will not score well in a drop test. Either way however, I still don't see myself wanting one of these. Not even if the price was dropped to 5%. I can foresee many problems with that hinge.
    Reehahs likes this.
  4. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TS Evangelist Posts: 1,834   +435

    You really wouldnt buy this for around $100? Hell, I would! Then again... the things I'd buy at 5% of the total cost. lol
  5. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TS Evangelist Posts: 1,834   +435

    What a stupid video.

    Yup, I came back again just to say that. No offense to Techspot, just doing their thing. lmao
  6. Carlos GarPov

    Carlos GarPov TS Enthusiast Posts: 42   +21

    Beautiful design, A LOT expensive and I can see me looking for a place to put it on (not to get scratched). Besides, I can see it in the hands of my girlfriend “Oops it broke ITSELF”. Nuuuuhhh I do not see the future for this, though it is elegant in deed.
  7. toooooot

    toooooot TS Evangelist Posts: 948   +453

    If it is anything close to this video, I d like to have one eventually. It looks very nice, much better than gs8 I have now.
  8. GreyFoxx

    GreyFoxx TS Addict Posts: 106   +71

    I think the only people who will enjoy is this the ones who can afford to replace it...
  9. erickmendes

    erickmendes TS Evangelist Posts: 584   +253

    The real cost of building this phone (at least the BOM) won't come close to 2K... I believe IF this monstruosity or something that resembles it have any success, the chinese phone makers could come with a similar design in no time, at a third of this price...
  10. p51d007

    p51d007 TS Evangelist Posts: 2,056   +1,319

    LOL, hey, your money...if you think this is a good idea, go for it.
  11. Jeff Re

    Jeff Re TS Addict Posts: 164   +131

    It looks a lot like my Sony PalmPilot from 15 years ago.
  12. netman

    netman TS Evangelist Posts: 378   +132

    I am sure some over-banked people drop $2,800 for this gadget just to see if it fits thier life style....If it doesn't they go for the next gadget!
  13. TheBigT42

    TheBigT42 TS Maniac Posts: 341   +240

  14. Sausagemeat

    Sausagemeat TS Maniac Posts: 409   +205

    Yeah it’s obviously going to fail, potentially before it even gets off the ground. But it’s a lot more interesting to read about than stuff we see from other phone manufacturers at the moment.

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