Someone made an Android phone with a Lightning port for some reason

By | April 2, 2022

Enlarge / A Lightning port on a Samsung Android phone… if you’re into that. (credit: Exploring the Simulation (Kenny Pi) on YouTube)

We’re not sure why you’d want such a thing, but someone modified an Android phone to use Apple’s Lightning port instead of the industry-standard USB-C connection.

The modification was undertaken by Ken Pillonel, who previously made waves across the Internet for a much more sensible project: bringing USB-C to an iPhone.

Pillonel’s video announcing the Lightning Android phone was published on April 1, but while that tongue-in-cheek date was a conscious choice, the modification is real. Pillonel said he wanted to “balance the chaos” stirred by his unveiling of a USB-C iPhone.

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