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 2280x1080 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.
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.