xkcd Phone 4 goes official: 18,000 mAh Li-Iron battery and SpaceX impact protection on board

If you were ever wondering about what the smartphone of the future would look like... well, this is not it.

If - however - if you're looking for the one device that will combine in itself all the compromise of technology, all the features that you never knew you needed, then the xkcd Phone 4 might be that elusive prototype.

Currently, the Phone 4 only exists on paper and in the mind of a sick cartoonist who knows the tech industry all too well. So well that he dared draw a phone with 12 headphone jacks (just in case), a lithium-iron battery, and a clever and extremely necessary Gregorian / Julian calendar switch.

The hilarious drawing right above left us laughing for quite a while, how do you like it?

source: xkcd



1. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Non-rechargeable battery? No thanks. I also prefer my smartphones seeded like my Italian bread.

2. karas

Posts: 85; Member since: Jul 08, 2011

How about vuvuzela !!

9. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

I think the World Cup in South Africa cured all but the most annoying asshats and the worst football fans of their love for the vuvuzela.

3. G4796

Posts: 4; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

12 headphone jack.....

4. Darkkracker

Posts: 255; Member since: Jun 11, 2016

stupid article.

5. An.Awesome.Guy

Posts: 636; Member since: Jan 12, 2015

So no one can change the microSD or DVD in this device ? Onboard cloud is never enough.

6. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

maybe they'll add removable cloud for next model :-|

7. An.Awesome.Guy

Posts: 636; Member since: Jan 12, 2015

I hope so ,that is the least they should do

8. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 908; Member since: May 07, 2014

I don't know what made you laugh so hard, It is hardly funny

10. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2262; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

am i looking at a maxi pad w/wings?

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