With so many smartphones on the market, it can be tough for a device to stand out. Some companies use uncommon features like a rear display or pop-up camera to help their phone get attention, but Teracube is going a different route with its device.
The Teracube is now available to back on Kickstarter, and its big draw is that it’s “the world’s first and only cutting-edge smartphone that comes with a 4-year warranty.” The goal of including such a long warranty with the Teracube is to help users who want to keep their device for several years and to reduce electronic waste from more regular upgrading.
Included in that 4-year warranty is a free battery change, a performance guarantee for 4 years, and an express replacement option to get your phone if it needs repair. Teracube charges $39 for a cracked screen fix, and it says it only asks a “reasonable fee” for damage caused by accident, liquid, or misuse.
When it comes to specs, the Teracube phone is packing a 6.2-inch 2280×1080 screen, a dual rear camera setup with 12MP and 5MP snappers, an 8MP selfie cam in its notch, and a rear fingerprint reader. Inside is a 2.0GHz octa-core MediaTek P60 processor paired with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, and there’s a microSD card slot in case you need to add more storage. The battery comes in at 3400mAh, and there are dual SIM slots, a USB-C port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack, too.
The Teracube phone comes with Android 9 Pie with “zero bloatware”, and Teracube says it plans to update its phone to Android 10 in spring 2020.
One other detail worth mentioning is that the Teracube phone ships unlocked with support for GSM carriers like AT&T, T-Mobile, Cricket, and Metro by T-Mobile in the U.S.
The retail price on the Teracube phone will be $349, but there are a limited number of early bird spots on the Kickstarter that’ll get you the device for $199. The phone is expected to begin shipping in January 2020.