A Polestar Cellphone now inexplicably exists

Polestar, the Volvo offshoot EV firm, has made a smartphone. It is known as, predictably, the Polestar Cellphone, and it is solely obtainable in China. There have been a variety of car-brand smartphones on the market (it is usually Lamborghini), however normally, these are licensing offers that the automobile firm ignores. Polestar appears to be happy with this cellphone, although, making it a bit extra concerned than the standard car-brand licensing deal. Simply take a look at the brand new navigation drawer on the polestar.cn website, which has 4 important objects: “Polestar 2”, “Polestar 3”, “Polestar 4” and now “Polestar Cellphone.”

Why would a distinct segment EV model make a cellphone? Possibly all that work on the Android Automotive OS made Polestar’s engineers actually keen about Android gadget improvement. The web site, by way of machine translation, guarantees the cellphone was “collectively designed by the Polestar international design group and the Xingji Meizu group in Gothenburg, Sweden, and is adorned with Swedish gold particulars that symbolize excessive efficiency.” “Adorned” might be one of the best ways you could possibly describe Polestar’s contributions to this cellphone because it appears to be a lavatory commonplace Meizu 21 Professional with some Polestar branding. It does look lovely, with a no-nonsense minimal rectangular design and all-screen entrance, however the identical could be stated for the Meizu cellphone that is based mostly on.

So, how precisely is the Polestar Cellphone associated to a Polestar automobile? Nicely, each run Android and have all-electric energy methods. The cellphone has a barely smaller battery than the EV, at solely 5,050 mAh (that is one thing like 18 Wh) in comparison with the 100 kWh battery of one thing like a Polestar 4. The automobile additionally has the cellphone beat on-screen measurement, with the cellphone packing a pocketable 120 Hz 6.79-inch, 3192×1368 OLED, and the Polestars all sporting large pill screens.

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