Turing's HubblePhone Dual Screen 5G Smartphone Concept Is A Gorgeous Snapdragon 855-Powered Pipe-Dream
A company called Turing (not to be confused with the rumored name of NVIDIA's next-generation consumer GPU) is taking the concept of a dual-screen smartphone the next level. Turing introduced the HubblePhone, a futuristic device that it is aiming to release in a couple of years. To Turing's credit, the HubblePhone concept certainly looks unique.
The HubblePhone is a modern take on an old concept, that being the flip phone from years past. It does not look dated, however, but sort of snazzy if you are into that sort of thing. The phone comes with a bunch of lofty promises too, with Turing saying the HubblePhone will usher in a new era of mobile computation to leverage the rise of artificial intelligence. It will apparently be able to read lips, one of several tricks it has up its sleeve.
"The most natural way to control a device is with our voice. In noisy environment HubblePhone utilizes lip reading technology, revolutionizing how we interact with mobile devices," said Syl Chao, CEO of Turing Space Industries. Turing has partnered with a number of leading smartphone manufacturers to develop, produce and deliver the HubblePhone from Turing.
From the renders we have seen, there is more to the HubblePhone than a simple flip phone design. When opening the device, the second screen can swivel to serve as an upper deck. It looks gimmicky, though we are sure developers can come up with some interesting ways of utilizing such a design.
What's interesting about the dual-screen nature of the HubblePhone is that each one is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor. No, Qualcomm has not yet announced its next flagship chipset, but either Turing has a heads up, or is banking on the Snapdragon 855 becoming a reality.
In looking towards the future, the HubblePhone will also wield a 5G radio for next-gen wireless networks, and a fancy "micro-space-telescope camera with 15X optical zoom and a video editing software application that dwarfs any available on today's smartphones."
Combined with an emotional machine intelligence chip to power next-gen gaming experiences, it all sounds like a pipe dream and we would not be surprised if this never saw the light of day. Don't tell that to Turing though—the company says it will be available in the US by June 2020, Europe by August 2020, China by September 2020, and the rest of the world by December 2020, priced at $2,749.