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The notion of a Tesla phone—rumored to be called the Model Pi/P—has been circulating online. But how likely is the launch of a smartphone? Although we have no proof of its existence, it got us wondering about what a smartphone from the most valuable automaker in the world may look like.
What Day Will the Tesla Phone Arrive?
A stainless-steel whistle, an umbrella with their logo imprinted on it, and an all-electric car for youngsters inspired by Cybertruck are just a few examples of the unusual yet still on-brand things Tesla has previously released. Smartphones could be added to the mix, although their release isn’t as credible as that of the other things, at least not yet.
We are uncertain as to when this phone will actually be released for the following main reasons:
: The majority of the rumours originate from adrstudiodesign’s early 2021 YouTube video, but it is made clear that they are the designer’s concepts rather than actual leaks or Tesla information. The majority of the rumours we’ve heard seem to be based on that information.
: The concepts for this phone, such as Neuralink support and connectivity on Mars, are a little too futuristic to be practical at this time. We’ll discuss these more below. A phone could still be in development without those features since they are not required to be present in the initial model. When those concepts are floated at such an early stage, it is appropriate to be dubious.
: It would be futile to put effort into a phone if one of the distant side effects, or even plans, of brain-connected technologies like Neuralink is to phase out phones completely.
If those arguments aren’t convincing enough, take into account the CEO of Telsa’s assessment of the future of smartphones:
Price rumours for the Tesla phone
The advanced technology mentioned below would cost more than a few thousand dollars in a phone. We wouldn’t anticipate the first generation to be within most people’s pricing range, but subsequent versions may become more cost-effective as more people begin to use the technology.
The phone would probably start out pretty simple with only a handful of the rumoured features, and if it were true (again, we don’t think so), it would likely cost between $800 and $1,200.
Pre-orders could begin several months prior to the announcement and the official release. We do not, however, know when pre-orders for the Tesla phone might begin since there is no release date to use as a guide.
If we find trustworthy information regarding a release, we’ll provide any pertinent links concerning pre-ordering here.
Tesla Phone Features
The reports regarding this phone aren’t shocking given Tesla’s extravagant features in their current goods, such as the Cybertruck’s nearly indestructible exoskeleton and the bioweapon defensive mode in some of their other vehicles.
This is what we have learned.
Starlink, SpaceX’s space-based internet service, is closely associated with Tesla (Elon Musk is the CEO of both). The Tesla phone may even contribute to the funding of Mars colonisation, an aim of the corporation from its inception. However, they would need to figure out a way to ensure decent service from such a little gadget in addition to hiding the large antenna satellite phones have. According to one scenario, it would function wherever a Starlink base currently exists, such as inside a structure or, should it ever occur, inside a Tesla vehicle equipped with the proper antenna.
This is not an absurd notion considering that Tesla produces both solar panels and automobiles. It’s unlikely that the phone will entirely use solar power, but it might come with a Tesla-branded casing that allows for some solar charging.
There is currently a Tesla app for smartphones that allows users to lock and unlock their vehicles, manage media playback, and summon them. If not already integrated into the operating system, this app would be placed on the phone for quick access from the lock screen or via external buttons. It’s also conceivable that the app would provide exclusive choices to Tesla phone owners.
Modern smartphones have excellent cameras and AI that may be used to aid in taking pictures of the night sky. With that capability combined with the interplanetary focus of SpaceX, which would unavoidably permeate this phone, you have a device that can take excellent pictures of cosmic objects.
It will mine cryptocurrencies, according to additional rumours. It’s reasonable to imagine that Musk would want to include this capability into a phone because he has previously been open about cryptocurrency. Although Bitcoin is more widely used and Musk probably favours the current Dogecoin, there is a report that Tesla’s phone would mine a brand-new cryptocurrency called MarsCoin (a name Musk himself has tweeted about). To make this operate consistently, some major hardware would need to be put in place.
One company working on it is Neuralink. The idea of computers communicating with the brain is still largely science fiction. The first neural implant, they claim, will enable mobile device or computer control wherever you are. …simply by thinking about it and using your brain to process it. Could Tesla produce the first phone to accomplish such a feat? An early version could be used on any phone using the Neuralink app, but seeing it here would also make sense given that Musk owns Neuralink.
It makes much more sense for something more manageable to be released first, such as the first four or five functionalities only, along with an Android version bearing the Tesla name.
We’ll have to wait a few more years if this phone is real and Tesla decides to wait to market it until implantable brain-machine interfaces are available. While it’s true that Musk aims to start human trials of this technology in 2022, it won’t be accessible to everyone right immediately because its primary function is to treat paralysis.
Tesla Phone Specs and Hardware
With this phone, all anyone can base their decisions on are assumptions, and without any trustworthy sources to turn upon, it’s impossible to know what this phone might look like on the inside. It would include all the normal parts, such as a 6.5-inch screen, an AMOLED display, 16 GB or more RAM, and 1-2 TB of storage.
Regarding the outside, have a look at the Tesla Model P concept drawings made by ADR Studio, which is the origin of the majority of these speculations. In addition to the renderings we utilised in this article, there are other excellent renderings you can browse through.