The idea is bit similar to what Canonical was trying to do sometime back. However, Symetium smartphone is not a mix of Ubuntu on desktop and Android on phone, but purely Android.
The Phone reminds us about the Edge Smartphone of Canonical owing to its sharper design language. Ubuntu Edge also made an appearance in IndieGogo campaign but in return less money was asked by Symetium for turning this product in reality.
The main idea behind this smartphone as well as OS is that smartphones must work like PC so that higher level of productivity is enabled for everybody. This way, the smartphone can connect to multiple or one screen simultaneously.
Mirroring of the UI won’t be seen instead a new interface would be created on the larger screen which would be optimized for the form factor. People can use their smartphones without any kind of interruption. Once the PC mode is on, a combination of keyboard and mouse can also be used on the phone.
A customized OS based on Android Marshmallow would support the device. It would have 6 GB of RAM and high-end Snapdragon 820 which would give it a feel of PC. The storage of this smartphone would be 256 GB and these models are a bit expensive. The baseline would begin at 64 GB. The battery of this phone would last somewhere around 3 to 4 days. The standby battery life is doubled by Android M. It has 4000 mAh battery and OLED Screen of 1080p resolution that helps to extend the battery life of this device.
Currently, the IndieGOGO campaign makes the smartphone available at $499 for the 64 GB version only for selected customers based on first come first serve. The normal price of the device is $699 for 64 GB model, $999 for 256 GB variant and $799 for the 128 GB version. It could easily take more 1 year to see this smartphone really making in markets worldwide. (phoneadvices)