Comet Core: The first smartphone that can swim
Smartphones can do almost everything except for one thing – they cannot swim. Or at least they couldn’t until now. This should change thanks to a truly unique smartphone called Comet Core.
The idea for this device was born way back in 2013 with pre-orders starting in September of this year. Shipping should begin in April 2016, and we can only hope that creators will manage to secure the necessary funding for their project.
Comet Core should be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 clocked at 2 GHz with 4 GB of RAM and 32 or 64 GB of internal storage space. The SAMOLED screen is going to have a very comfortable 4.7 inches across with HD resolution to help you squeeze more time out of the 2700 mAh battery.
The one curious feature of this phone is an LED notification light on the side. It is able to recognize mood of its owner thanks to a biometric platform that detects body temperature and gauges user emotions. Each individual emotion can be assigned to a specific color.
Comet Core additionally uses a military grade encryption algorithms to protect a privacy of users and ensure that your personal information remains safe even when you manage to lose your phone.
But the main feature is, of course, the ability to float on water. According to the team behind this smartphone, 82.5 million Smartphones have been damaged by water and more are lost in restrooms, pools, beaches and oceans. In addition to the ability to float on water, Comet is also IPx7 water-resistant.
Comet supports a wide band LTE/GSM ranges, making it usable worldwide. Comet will work with most operators including but not limited to T-mobile, AT&T, Sprint, Verizon and more. Comet is an unlocked smartohone, so there is no contract, monthly fees or restrictions on your freedom to use it with any provider.
Super Early Birds can get 32 GB Comet for $249, which is 40% cheaper than what the retail version should cost. There is still 30 days left with only 30% of the project funded.
Its creators are quite about their previous failed attempt to raise money on Kickstarter, and we have to wonder if their current campaign is going to end with the same result.
The smartphone is available only as an early prototype with months of development still ahead. There is no wonder that people are very cautious and not willing to invest their money.