Polestar to introduce its own smartphone alongside its EVs
The smartphone will run on Meizu’s operating system in China, but will switch to Google OS in Europe & US markets.
Polestar is developing its own smartphone, designed to seamlessly integrate with its EV offerings. The Swedish EV brand is owned by Geely, which also owns the Chinese smartphone brand Xingji Meizu.
The new phone from Polestar is said to be offered to customers as a smart device designed from the ground up to integrate with their vehicles. The smartphone will be a “premium” device, matching Polestar’s car portfolio and will also be a step up for Xingji Meizu – largely considered a mid-tier phone brand in China.
The new smartphone is expected to be launched alongside the brand’s upcoming Polestar 4 EV, which is scheduled to go on sale by the end of this year. The smartphone from Polestar won’t be unique as its Chinese rival NIO is also planning to launch a self-developed smartphone sometime soon.
Talking about the smartphone, Thomas Ingenlath, CEO of Polestar, stated, “Where you have an opportunity to link these two worlds, without any border, then you can really have a seamless transition.” Ingenlath also confirmed that the smartphone will run on Meizu’s operating system in China, but will switch to Google OS in Europe & US markets.
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