Comet Core Inc, a Palo Alto-based company, has introduced the world’s first smartphone to float on water. The smartphone, called Comet, runs on Android OS.
The phone, designed by Bengaluru-based Prashanth Raj Urs, has a 4.7-inch screen and 16 megapixel camera. The phone comes with a 4GB RAM, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, and 2GHZ octa-core processor and has a 2800 mAh battery.
The phone also has a 'mood recogniser' that uses biometric sensors to detect the user's body temperature and displays colours to suit those moods.
According to the crowdfunding platform Indigogo, more than 82 million smartphones are damaged by water every year. Although many other companies have launched phones that are water resistant, Comet phones are buoyant and designed to float on water.
Prashant ran an Indiegogo campaign to crowdfund production of the device, and has raised over $250,000 for the same. Early bird prices for the phone start at $249 for a 32GB handset, while a 64GB model is available for $289.