Symetium, which is a Swedish based company, are looking to crowdfund their latest smartphone to get it market. It has been designed to remove the lines between mobile and desktop devices. This is being done by delivering desktop-class performance in a form factor that will meet the needs of the mobile market.
All of this sounds very much like a pipe-dream, but after having a quick poke around on their Indiegogo page they could possibly have something here.
The phone will be running Android 6.0 and will come with some jaw-dropping specs on board. Here is a sneak peak of what they are proposing.
-Up to 256GB of Storage + SD card slot for 128GB
-6 GB Ram
-USB Type C
-1080P 5.0 inch OLED screen
-Android 6.0 Marshmallow
-IP 67 dust and waterproof certification
My only conern is that it could be too late. This is an area where the big cheese – Microsoft – are focusing on heavily. Their Continuum model is due to be shown in it’s full glory next week.
The phone comes with a USB type c connection,allowing it to be connected to any external HDMI supported display. Once connected, it becomes a precise trackpad for the external screen.
Again this sound very like what Microsoft have in the pipeline, but if it adds another player to the market and they have a way of making it work .. then I am all for it. Here are some pictures of the concept.
I for one am very interested in this as I could potentially replace the need for tablets if it could be used to drive a full screen along with keyboard and mouse. I have reached out to the company to see if I can get any further details and a review sample, if it comes to fruition. Also that clip-on keyboard looks amazing. The more I look at this the more I want one!!
To find out more, and if this is something that tickles your fancy, check them out at Indegogo
Sweden-Based Symetium Looks to Crowdfunding to Bring No Compromise SmartPhone PC to Market
With 3 years of development and a huge response from Social Media, Symetium is ready to launch itsCrowdfunding campaign on IndieGoGo. The passion project of a young Entrepreneur, delivers design and functionality without sacrificing quality to deliver his idea of the perfect phone.
Gothenburg, Sweden, September 29, 2015 – Sweden based Symetium, has been focused on creating the perfect phone for more than 3 years. What started as a passion project for young Entrepreneur, JonathanGustafsson, has quickly turned into a global social media effort to bring the no compromise smartphonePC to market.
Gustafsson has worked diligently to bring the initial design together so that Symetium can move forward with the next stage. With nearly 30,000 likes onFacebook, Gustafsson is ready to harness the power of the crowd, with the launch of its IndieGoGocampaign on September 29th.
Although it appears as a simple mobile device,Symetium is designed to be far more than a traditionalsmartphone. The true purpose of Symetium according to Gustafsson was “to create a device that removes the line between mobile and desktop devices.” The original design concept was to deliver the same level performance as a full desktop PC hardware but with the form factor to meet the needs of the mobile market.
“With Symetium, I want to go past mobile operating systems and join the two together. It is time for phones to stop being phones as they are much more than that and have been for years,” said Gustafsson.
In his efforts to create the perfect blend of design and function, Gustafsson has been engaging his future customers via Social Media since the project began. As a Google YouTube partner with over 125,000 followers, he knows that by harnessing the power of the crowd, where shared ideas can make great solutions even better.
Gustafsson has built the operating system from the ground up (based on Android Marshmallow) to work perfectly with a mouse, keyboard and touch control interface. Symetium has been designed to provide streaming UI to various displays via a portable dock or USB connection. This allows you to run multiple environments without interrupting your phone for unparalleled transfer of function and data whether at home or on the move.
“In my eyes Symetium will always be a 5 inch portable computer that can make calls and that’s how it was built. This means that there will be no limitation when it’s used without a simcard.”
The phone comes with a USB type c connection allowing it to be connected to any external HDMI supported display. Once connected, it becomes a precise trackpad for the external screen.
“Symetium is my idea of the perfect phone, both in design and functionality,” says Gustafsson.
With a target funding goal of $1.25 million for its production, Symetium is looking to disrupt thesmartphone industry without compromise.
Visit the Symetium Indiegogo campaign for details.
ABOUT JONATHAN GUSTAFSSON & SYMETIUM
Founder Jonathan Gustafsson is a young tech entrepreneur from Sweden. Has designed Symetium, a no compromise smartphone, which is aimed to replace the PC. Symetium is focused on design, symmetry, and quality and serves to function both as a desktop and mobile computer. Gustafsson is launching an IndieGoGo crowdfunding campaign to raise funds to turn his prototype into production.