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

Shawn Knight

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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also the adjustable arm that looks susceptible to breaking off in no time, two Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chips that’ll be outdated by the time the phone launches and a giant bulge at the top that houses a 60-megapixel, 15x optical zoom camera.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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Trillionsin

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There’s also the adjustable arm that looks susceptible to breaking off in no time
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
 
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cliffordcooley

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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.
 
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Trillionsin

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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.
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
 

Carlos GarPov

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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.
 

toooooot

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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.
 

erickmendes

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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...
 

netman

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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!
 

Sausagemeat

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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.