Industry experts say the new Tesla phone will integrate better with Tesla’s cars, giving users more control over vehicle functions. The phone will reportedly let users lock and unlock the car and control the temperature, media, and other features.
The idea of a Tesla phone, rumored to be called Model Pi/P, has circulated the internet. But how likely is a smartphone release? No credible sources have convinced us of its existence, but it got us thinking: what would a smartphone from the world’s most valuable automaker look like?
When Will the Tesla Phone Be Released?
Tesla has a history of releasing interesting, though still, on-brand products like the Cybertruck-inspired all-electric vehicle for kids, an umbrella with its logo stamped on it, and a stainless-steel whistle. Adding a smartphone to the mix wouldn’t be nearly as unexpected, but its release isn’t as believable as those other items, at least not yet.
There are a few primary reasons we’re questioning whether this phone is due for an actual release:
- Most of the rumors come from an early 2021 YouTube video from adrstudiodesign, but they clearly state those are the designer’s ideas, not real leaks or details from Tesla. Most of the rumors we’ve seen appear to be based on that source.
- We’ll get into these more below, but the ideas for this phone are a bit too advanced to be realistic right now, like Neuralink support and connectivity on Mars. Those capabilities don’t have to be in the phone’s first iteration, so a device could still be in the works without them. It’s reasonable to be skeptical when those ideas are thrown around this early.
- If one of the distant side effects, or even plans, of brain-connected technology like Neuralink is to phase out phones altogether, it’d be counterproductive to put work into one.
If those reasons aren’t enough, consider this comment from Telsa’s CEO on the future of smartphones: You can visit or connect to him var Instagram or Twiter