Be it iPhone, Samsung Galaxy flagship, or any other premium smartphone in the market right now, there's hardly a match to this beast of a smartphone launched by a company totally unheard of. Brandeis is a novice smartphone maker in the competitive industry, but it checks all the boxes to succeed despite fierce rivalry in the market.
If we judge the brand by its product, there's some really good potential. Brandeis is promoting its first phone – Prometheus – as the world's most extraordinary smartphone, and if the product is as good as advertised, then we might be able to agree on that front. The handset puts some of the latest flagships to shame, be it specs of the way it looks.
Prometheus has a unique heptagonal design, which is refreshing in a market full of rectangle-shaped phones. The display measures 5.5 inches and there's a separate 0.5-inch secondary screen. The design and display orientation is a new concept, but the screen resolution is quite familiar. Prometheus packs a 4K resolution screen with 801ppi, which is best suited for optimum VR experience.
While the handset's design looks premium and sturdy with its metal unibody, the company doesn't fail to mention that it also has a shatterproof display even though protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The Prometheus has an interesting placement for a fingerprint scanner, which sits at the bottom of the edge display integrated within the home button.
While the top portion of the phone has subtle edges, there's a sharp edge at the bottom. Lack of any smartphone with such a design, it makes us wonder how convenient will it be to use this phone.
But that's not where the surprises end. Brandeis Prometheus comes with an impressive setup of camera. The front and rear cameras feature 12MP dual-lens setup with f/1.7 aperture, OIS, PDAF, laser autofocus and an octa-LED ring LED flash. There are literally eight LED flashlights at the back of the phone.
Under the hood, the Prometheus packs enough power, thanks to the Snapdragon 835 chipset paired with 8GB RAM, yet-to-be-released Android O, Adreno 540 GPU and 256GB storage. These specs are expected to be seen in the upcoming OnePlus 5, but only handful devices currently have such high configuration. The phone also features other latest connectivity options such as Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, USB Type-C port, hybrid dual SIM and 4G LTE.
The sealed unibody design of the phone makes it water and dust resistant and has received IP68 rating. Powering the phone is a 3,500mAh battery, which comes with Quick Charge 4.0. Despite this, the phone measures 7.5mm thick and weigh 180 gram.
What's the red flag for?
We'd be crazy not to suggest you buy this beast smartphone with everything it has to offer. The only concern is the whereabouts of the company Brandeis. There's little to no information available about the maker of Prometheus, and there haven't been any reviews or prototypes of the phone in the market. Does Prometheus exist? We certainly hope so. But the limited information available about Brandeis raises the red flag for us.
There's no about page on the company's official website, but there's a mission statement, which is pretty much convincing.
"Every single product we create features extreme design, cutting-edge technology, and the desire to achieve perfection, because we believe, creating the best possible product is not a choice, but an obligation, driven by the inner desire of mankind. Our products are for people, whose passion is to break the rules, set new records, and reach higher than anyone before. For those, who are not satisfied with anything, but the very best," Brandeis mission statement reads.
The San Francisco-based company can be contacted via email or social media channels. We have sent out a request for communication with the company and we'll return with more once we hear back.
But it's worth noting that the phone hasn't been launched yet, and it is possible the company is maintaining a low profile until then. Even with minimal background information, Brandeis is making every effort to make its customers feel safe.
Brandeis has priced Prometheus at $800. But if you pre-order the device, the company will knock off $400 and you'll end up paying just the half of the full amount. There's worldwide shipping within 3-5 business days, which is free, and a 30-day risk-free trial with 100 percent money back guarantee.
The pre-orders for the phone are expected to kick-off in a few weeks and the 50 percent discount applies only to first 1,000 subscribers. It's free to subscribe, so you can try your luck by signing up and eventually buy the phone if it does make it to the market with such low cost.