Tag Heuer has just unveiled their second Android-powered smartphone, called the Racer, set for an July 2012 release. This phone combines the latest smartphone tech with state-of-the-art F1 racing construction. The result is an ultra-durable, high-powered, supercar-styled smartphone, with a matching $3,700 price tag.
Not all the details are available yet, but here is what the team at Tag Heuer has revealed. For tech specs, an 1 GHz processor, 256MB of internal storage with an SD slot for expandable memory. A 5MP rear camera and VGA front-facing camera is expected, with a high-rez 3.5 inch touchscreen display. the Racer is expected to run on the Android Ice Cream Sandwich OS, but with an custom Tag Heuer interface. The customizable interface will be presented in an Tag Heuer-stylized 3D format, with a signature Tag Heuer animated clock widget.
Now the true highlight is the construction of the Racer. Like with luxury watches of today, this Android smart phone is built with the same high-end materials found in modern luxury and sports cars. Grade 2 titanium, surgical-grade stainless steel, carbon fiber, black PVD and nano-coated rubber are used. This creates an highly rigid phone and shock proof phone, with a high strength-to-weight ratio like high-end cars aim to achieve. And while that may seem overkill for a phone, a big benefit is these materials also give it the same fit and finish of an high-end car. So besides its high performing construction benefits, it looks and feels like it does in your hand. There are two models shown, one showing off an carbon fiber back plate, the other with an titanium back plate.
Check out the teaser video below from Tag Heuer for the upcoming Racer smartphone:
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