Unihertz Luna Light-emitting Smartphone

During the launch of Nothing phone(1) phone, Carl Pei spent quite a bit of time describing the Gylphy Interface. It seems like nobody will want to rip it off because, you know, it is gimmicky. Oh, wait. Someone actually did (rip off the idea). That’s right. Someone did that and this someone is the smartphone maker who was behind the Blackberry-like rugged QWERTY smartphone, Titan.

Unihertz Luna Light-emitting Smartphone

Folks, meet the Nothing phone(1) alternative, Unihertz Luna. Described as a “transparent back designed light-emitting 4G phone”, the Luna is said to be inspired by nothing. Nah. Just kidding. They wouldn’t say that. Unihertz said it is inspired by “the ancient oriental philosophy of”, ermmm, “round sky”?

And also, yes, it is a 4G device. Luna’s version of the Gylphy Interface (though not called as such for obvious reasons) does not just lights up. Like nothing’s, it has sounds too, and also, you may want to know that the glass backplate is called Panda King glass. I kid you not.

In addition, it has more than one color, including red, green, blue, yellow, cyan, or magenta. You are welcome to customize the color of the light pattern for different notifications. Moreover, it is said that the light also reacts to the video motion and music for even more immersion.

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The device is powered by a MediaTek MT6789 Helio G99 SoC featuring an octacore processor that tops out at 2.2 GHz. It is paired with 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of UFS 2.0 storage. So, yeah, this little guy is not the fastest kid in town but it has got lights and sounds.

Fronting the device is a 6.81-inch FHD+ (2,340 x 1,080 pixels) display (possibly LCD), protected by, you guessed, Panda Glass. The display is where you will find a 32 MP hole-punch selfie camera. Around the back, it has a triple camera setup comprising a 108 MP “AI” main camera, a 20 MP “Night Vision” Camera, and a 2 MP macro lens camera.

Other features include Bluetooth 5.3, dual-band Wi-Fi 5 (wireless ac), dual nano SIM card, a 5,000 mAh battery, fingerprint sensor along with the usual bunch of sensors, support facial recognition, built-in IR port, NFC, USB Type C interface, a programmable key, built-in FM radio, and the holy grail of smartphone: a 3.5 mm headphone jack.

I don’t believe it has fast charging. It also does not have wireless charging. It does of the usual suspect of GPSes, though.

If anyone’s interested, Unihertz is accepting pre-orders for Unihertz Luna in exchange for US$299.99. The phone is expected to ship sometime this month (April).

Images: Unihertz.