Polestar has found another product to slap its logo on, and it’s not an electric car.
The Swedish-based, Chinese-owned EV maker will launch its own smartphone in December, Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath told CNBC at the IAA Mobility auto show in Munich, Germany, this week. The phone will be produced by Xingji Meizu, a smartphone company owned by Polestar’s parent company, Geely.
It doesn’t sound like this will be an attempt to challenge China’s major smartphone makers like Apple and Oppo. Rather, this will become a way to highlight all the ways in which Polestar’s technology-packed cars are basically just computers on wheels, Ingenlath told the network.