A $2.5 million smartphone from Chinese manufacturer Qiyi will be made in a facility in southern China by 3D printing a 3-D printed metal cutting board that’s the size of a large car window.
The device was shown off at a press event on Monday at the China Technology and Investment Show in Guangzhou, which takes place from October 23 to 26.
Qiyis main competitor, China’s Xiaomi, has been making phones with metal cutting boards in recent years, but the company recently said it was going to use 3D printers to make its own phones.
The new Qiyia phones, with a price tag of $2 million, will come with a 5.2-inch LCD display, a 1,920×1,080 resolution OLED display, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, and a 13MP camera.
It is not clear what type of hardware the device will be powered by.
The $2-million smartphone has been made by an unnamed supplier, according to a blog post by the Qiyiyia company, which says it “succeeded in the production of the product and is in production of it now.”
The blog post does not elaborate on what type or quantity of components are being made.
Qiwi was founded in 2006 and has factories in Shenzhen, Shenzhen and Guangzhou.
The company has since expanded to include parts for more than 20 different smartphones, including Xiaomi and Huawei.
According to a Qiwia press release, the company is looking to scale up its manufacturing capacity to more than 10,000 factories by 2019.