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The Phones of 2077

Do CD Projekt Red’s gizmos embrace substance over style?

Cyberpunk 2077 phone
A thing of beauty will never fade away. Source: Images captured by Antony Terence.

Information is more than skin deep

Right off the bat, it’s clear that none of Night City’s distinct senses of style made their way into smartphones. But the term cyberpunk doesn’t just imply the future, it implies one where the past is juxtaposed with the present. These phones look like they could take a bullet in the middle of an Instagram Live and keep chugging along. As for the triple camera setup, I’m hoping they pack ultra-wide and depth cameras. A LiDAR (Light Detection And Ranging) would be a sweet bonus for AR enthusiasts.

Cyberpunk 2077 phone
Chippin’ in. Source: Images captured by Antony Terence.

Tablets on demand

Yep, 2077 has tablets. Two of them, to be precise. The static screens in question weren’t at an adequate resolution for a bystander (yours truly) to sneak a peek. Either way, the bizarre diagrams and complicated graphs are well beyond my understanding. Placing vents on the left of these devices is a strange hardware decision because some of 2020’s best laptops are already fanless. The ARM chip-toting Macbook Air delivers excellent results without the help of a fan. The port at the bottom isn’t a foreign sight, especially if you consider the tablets of old that weren’t trying to be laptop replacements. But what really got my mind thinking was the little gizmo people were using in tandem with their tablets.



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