The Tesla Pi Phone has been in the news lately. It is a new smartphone from the electric car company Tesla. It is also rumoured to be designed by Elon Musk himself. The phone will compete with the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra and the iPhone 14 Pro Max. Enthusiasts and even the general public are very excited about this smartphone.
The article talks about the upcoming Tesla Pi Phone, which is set to be released shortly. It gives a brief overview of the phone’s specifications and expected price. So, without any further ado, let’s get started.
Elon Musk Hints at a Tesla Phone
A podcaster named Liz Wheeler tweeted regarding Twitter being removed from the App Store & Google Play store. She mentioned that Elon Musk should make his own phone if that happens. Since Elon has an excellent reputation, she believes people will abandon Google and Apple and move to Elon’s phone instead. She also speculates that making a smartphone won’t be too hard for someone who builds refuellable rockets.
To this tweet, Elon replied he hopes it does not come to that, but if it does and there’s no other choice, he will make an alternative phone. This could very well be a hint towards the much anticipated Tesla phone, and there’s a chance it might come with his own software that’s neither Android nor iOS.
However, there are no signs of Twitter being pulled from the stores right now, and it’s challenging to build a new OS in a short span because a new OS needs plenty of developer support.
Tesla Pi Phone Release Date
- The Tesla Pi Phone might be released in December 2022.
There is no official information on the release date. And since this is Tesla’s first-ever smartphone, we cannot make any speculations based on past releases. However, as per various news outlets (Mashbable India), the Tesla Pi Phone will likely launch in December 2022. If not in December 2022, we can expect the launch in January 2023. We will update you as more information on the same becomes available.
Tesla Pi Phone Features
The exact features of the Tesla Pi Phone are yet to be discovered. However, we do have some rumours on the same (reported by The Tech Outlook).
The Tesla Pi Phone is expected to have a large 6.7-inch OLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate, 1600 nits peak brightness, and a pixel density of around 458 PPI. As for the processor, rumours say that Tesla could use its in-house chip for the Tesla Pi Phone or the Snapdragon flagship chip. Regardless, it will sport an octa-core processor in either case.
We can expect a triple camera setup on the rear with a 50MP primary sensor, a 50MP ultra-wide sensor, and a 50MP telephoto lens. For selfies, there is said to be a 40MP front camera.
It is also said to have a 5000mAh battery with fast charging support. However, the fast charging speed is unknown. Moreover, the phone will be available in 8GB RAM and 512GB internal storage variant with one single colour— black. The phone will also be a little on the heavier side, weighing about 240 grams.
Do the specifications sound familiar? Yes, they do. So, what makes the Tesla Pi Phone different from others? The Tesla Pi Phone may bring features to a smartphone we’ve never seen before. Here are some of the expected features:
- Ability to control Tesla cars with better integration than Android or iOS apps.
- Hardware that would enable crypto mining.
- Solar charging.
- Satellite internet.
While these features could come to the Tesla Pi Phone, there is no official information. These are just speculations and expectations of the community.
You can watch the Tesla Phone concept video on the Adrstudiodesign youtube channel. We have also attached the video below.
Tesla Pi Phone Specifications (Expected)
- 6.7-inch OLED display with 120Hz refresh rate.
- Octa-core processor.
- Rear camera: 50MP (main) + 50MP (ultra-wide) + 50MP (telephoto).
- Front camera: 40MP.
- 5000mAh battery.
- 8GB RAM + 512GB Storage.
- Weight: 240 grams.
Tesla Pi Phone Pricing
- The Tesla Pi Phone could be priced between $800 to $1200 in the US.
Now, let’s come to the price of the Tesla Pi Phone. Neither Tesla nor Elon Musk has yet to discuss the cost of the Tesla Pi Phone. However, considering the specifications, we can expect the Tesla Pi Phone to be priced somewhere between $800 and $1200 in the US. That converts to roughly INR 64,900 and INR 97,500 in India.
Nevertheless, we will have to wait for the official launch to get accurate information on the price of the Tesla Pi Phone. What are your thoughts on the Tesla Pi Phone? Are you willing to ditch your current phone for it? Let us know in the comments below.