Meet the Boss Phone: the "world's first 7-inch dual-SIM Tor smartphone"

Meet the Boss Phone: the
It looks like we should get used to seeing 7-inch devices that can make calls being presented as phones / smartphones, rather than phablets. Not long after Blu announced its Studio 7.0 as “the world’s first 7-inch smartphone”, a relatively unknown start-up today launched an Indiegogo campaign to fund the “world's first 7-inch dual-SIM Tor phone.”

Called Boss Phone, the new device is based on Android 5.0 Lollipop, and certainly looks more like a tablet than what you’d usually consider to be a phone. As for Tor, this is a free software that enables online anonymity and, according to the creators of the Boss Phone, it “provides elite level protection against hackers, malicious third parties, and private data collection by corporations.”

The Boss Phone will offer a 7-inch display with 1280 x 1920 pixels, LTE connectivity, dual SIM capabilities, 8 MP rear camera, 2 MP front-facing camera, 16 GB of expandable internal memory, and a 3000 mAh battery. An octa-core MediaTek processor is at the heart of the huge handset.

The start-up behind the Boss Phone didn’t appear out of nowhere. Back in 2013, it released a tablet called Neo3Do (which is still available to buy via retailers like Amazon).

You can get yourself a Boss Phone for as low as $275 if you’re among the first 50 contributors to the Indiegogo campaign (see the source link below). All devices should be shipped starting October, assuming that the threshold funding level of $150,000 is reached before March 2.

What do you think? Would you feel like a boss (we assume you know about this meme) using the Boss Phone?


source: Indiegogo via Android Central

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25 Comments

1. ilovephablets

Posts: 45; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

What a piece of sh*t

16. RajRicardo

Posts: 495; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

exactly...why even compare with iPhone and Note 4 in the end :P We all know Mediatek chipsets are crap when it comes to performance.

2. Arthurhkt

Posts: 723; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

The "BOOS" phone..?

19. garlic456

Posts: 251; Member since: Dec 24, 2012

BOOZE

3. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

It looks alright, but those bezels are plain fat.

4. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Yuck!

5. Mxyzptlk unregistered

No thanks

6. WYIXIYW

Posts: 14; Member since: May 31, 2014

lol these boss guys thought that they´ll sell a lot of devices like this? don´t think so....

7. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Saw this before, The Boss no one wanted.

8. bob_monkeywarts unregistered

That's a tablet with a SIM card in it. No thanks, I'm sticking with reasonably sized phones.

9. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

That is a tablet.....

14. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

That's as much of a phone as Nexus 6 is.

10. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

Ive used my tablet paired with my phone. It was actually quite comfortable to use the speakerphone and texting. I wouldnt hold it up to my ear. I have a 7" LG G Pad.

11. harigrg33

Posts: 188; Member since: May 20, 2013

No thanks!!!

12. harigrg33

Posts: 188; Member since: May 20, 2013

I rather buy black and white screen mobile with torch on it.... but not this in a million years...... hell noooo!!!

13. Vinayakn73

Posts: 207; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

horrible bosses 3. lol

15. effimote

Posts: 20; Member since: Jan 06, 2015

its name is boss ? where is its production place ?

17. RajRicardo

Posts: 495; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

Boss is in for a Loss.

18. zeljonsu

Posts: 22; Member since: May 24, 2012

The only thing I want from that "phone" is the "Tor feature" :D

20. Sealblaighter

Posts: 428; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

No thanks! There are 2 major problems with this device:1. It is way too big! 2.It has a small capacity battery!

21. tokuzumi

Posts: 1900; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

This. Phones are already too large as it is. 6" should have been the max size for this device. But with that large of a screen, it's going to suck that battery dry in quick fashion.

22. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1776; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

This "boss" crashed into the sun. Like a baws

23. xtroid2k

Posts: 601; Member since: Jan 11, 2010

Someone ran out of ideas and thought bigger would be better. A total waste. Who would be this peice of garbage. Nobody is going to buy a tablet phone as a daily driver for a phone. unless your bigfoot.

24. omid_freesky

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 09, 2015

IT IS FAKE Phone Arena, please get your facts straight before making headlines, especially when it's about indiegogo this is another scam from indiegogo. the phone already exists and it's Chinese and it's way way cheaper. it's name is Chuwi VX3 just google it

25. nick_bossphone

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 10, 2015

A more accurate critique is that the device has yet to be made, and its feature set is stated in the campaign. In the event the Indiegogo campaign exceeds its threshold of $150,000 the device will be launched. The Boss Phone is a 7 inch phablet, based on the soon to be released Mediatek MTK6595 4G LTE chip-set, including dual SIM cards, unlocked to serve as a replacement for either a phone and tablet, phone and e-reader or phone and laptop. We will also include Tor installed correctly at the root level to allow users the benefit of online privacy afforded by Tor. Once a final production version is available to submit to the Guardian Project it will be evaluated and may or may not receive approval / certification. No promises or operational definitions have been promised or presented by the makers of the BOSS Phone beyond those clearly set forth in the video and text of their Indiegogo campaign.

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