Turing Robotic Industries recently took the wraps off a phone which — if it lives up to its promises — could be essentially indestructible and ridiculously secure. The Turing Phone is built from a “revolutionary liquid-metal” called Liquidmorphium which is stronger than steel and titanium. If that sounds familiar to you, there’s good reason for that. Apple has been in partnership with a company which manufactures a very similar material for some time now.
But it’s not just the ultra-strong metal that makes this device unique. It offers privacy protection similar to that offered by BlackBerry’s BES12 enterprise system. Turing Phone features end-to-end mobile authentication which keeps all your personal information and communications locked away from 3rd party exposure and malicious behavior.
Decentralized-authentication allows users to exchange sensitive data, credit card information, travel itineraries and private conversations, knowing their information will safely and securely reach only the device intended.
That’s not all. The device itself features some promising specs. It has a 5.5-inch 1920 x 1080 display, 13-megapixel rear camera and 8-megapixel front facing camera. It’s powered by a 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor and has 3GB RAM. To keep it going all day, Turing Robotics saw fit to kit it out with a 3,000 mAh battery. What’s more, it runs Android 5.1 with a third party UI on top.
Those specs — as impressive as they sound — are the dullest part of this phone’s feature list. Turing Phone has a Binnacle Ocean Master nano-coating giving it its IPx8 waterproof certification. And among the usual accelerometer, gyro, compass and proximity/light sensors are a fingerprint sensor and a temperature and humidity sensor.
Rather unusually, the fingerprint sensor on the Turing Phone isn’t on the front or the back. Instead, it’s built in to the side of the device. Also unusually, there’s no Micro USB port. It charges using a proprietary magnetic charger.
This strong and secure device will hit the market later this summer, and will be available to pre-order from July 31st in three different storage flavors. 16GB, 64GB and 128GB models will set you back $610, $740 and $870 respectively.
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