Our next big thing

Fellow Teracubers,

We wanted to give you a sneak peek before anybody else. Introducing the Teracube 2e - our next smartphone. Teracube 2e is more affordable and takes a big step in sustainability with a replaceable battery and use of recycled materials. And that’s not all - it will come with a protective case that is completely bio-degradable.

We will launch our pre-crowdfunding efforts soon. Stay tuned for more details, pricing and specs soon!!

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This is certainly exciting!

Is that a front flash I see next to the selfie cam? :heart_eyes: And will there be a trade in option for those of us that already have the Teracube One? I second Saijin! This is exciting! And it’s preeeeetttyyyyy!

Any other guesses :wink: ?

So far our plans do not include a trade in. Apple and Samsung are able to offer tradeins because they have hefty margins built in (especially along with carrier markups). Trade in for Teracube would be a business viability issue as well as a bit of anti-sustainability (since selling those returned phones won’t be easy). Recycling (coupled with a discount) might be worth exploring though :thinking:

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I really like the recycling idea. I guess that is what I should have said instead. That is really what I was meaning. I also really like the idea of you keeping with the colored power buttons. I know it seems silly, but I think it adds that subtle uniqueness to the phone. You all really did awesome with designing the One.

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I’m hoping you kept the notification light! Love that.

Any further platform details? NFC? Qi?

Does that E mean Eco, or /e/?
:thinking:

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:zipper_mouth_face: :smiley: - soon, very soon.

All our phones will be environmentally inclined. e is to signify more affordable than the regular series.

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Hmm, looks like a chonker.

5000+mAh battery in there?

I don’t know if I can support or recommend to anyone. The phone is good, but the software support and security is not there … You are showing us a new phone you are working on… but I have October 5 2019 Security Patch.

We gotta get updates and cases lined up before we get a new Teracube. Excited to see what the next year brings.

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Shortly after I wrote this I got the May 2020 security patch so we are trying to get there… But my entry level TAB A 8 (2019) is now running Android 10

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I understand your concern. We have learned a lot in our 1st year. Covid had derailed our software update plans a bit. However we are moving in the right direction and should get on quarterly update cycle by the year end or sooner.

Here is where we stand today:

  • May 2020 security patch update (SW7) is rolling out as we speak. If you have not received SW7, then please check under Settings > System > About > Wireless update
  • We are hard at work for the Android 10 update. We will keep providing updates as we make progress. Here is our latest update on that.

The new cases for Teracube One have finished production and will be shipping soon to our warehouses.

The upcoming phone (2e) will ship with a much more protective case right from get go :slight_smile: .

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Thank you for replying Sharad. I have the new security patch update which is nice. Once we start getting some cases lined up and consistent updates its going to be good. I was a little shocked/excited at first when I saw a new phone coming out because people could think were losing attention on the first Teracube. However Teracube 1 is probably almost in its 2nd year. From the time you guys started designing it to being released, till now.

When we get closer to getting our cases maybe we can get a pre order set up?

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Seeing as how we are seeing the 2e “heads-up” now, I was wondering what the planned device release cadence was for Teracube… is there a plan to release a phone ever 1.5 years, every 2 years? Just curious

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We will figure out a consistent release cycle as we go along. On that note - 2e is not a direct successor to Teracube (One) - its more of a new series by itself (in terms of pricing and feature set). We do plan to have separate series of phones which would have their own release schedules.

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Which puts them a whole 12 months ahead of LG. Not so bad in my experience.

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Is it difficult to make phones GSM and CDMA? Would love to see future Teracubes have them both.

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More expensive, unfortunately.

I figured that but I’d be willing to pay a little more for full compatibility. I mean if it adds $100 to the price that doesn’t make sense but if it’s an extra 20 to 40 bucks. It would be worth getting. Having full compatibility is a big thing for alot of people. It’s nice being able to use any network with the phone you’re going to keep for 4 years. I also feel like phones that are GSM and CDMA tend to hold a higher value. So in a sense it could even out.