Heavy metal: The Turing Phone is stronger than steel and ultra-secure

Heavy metal: The Turing Phone is stronger than steel and ultra-secure
A company called Turing Robotic Industries, whose name gives a tip to the British mathematician, Alan Turing, announced a smartphone that is extra strong on the inside and outside.

The Turing Phone is the brain child of company founder S.Y.L. Chao, and aims to introduce new decentralized authentication technology with static key exchange. With anonymous key distribution infrastructure, there is no limit to Turing Phones to be able to identify and authenticate each other with no third-party.

This end-to-end authentication essentially creates a “protected communications network” which is wholly insulated from any type of intrusion.

That is the strength on the inside, what about the outside? The frame of the device is made with what TRI calls “liquidmorphium,” an alloy that is claimed to be stronger than steel or titanium. Aluminum, ceramic, and plastic are also part of the package, but if the claimed strength of “liquidmorphium” is real, we do not expect any bend-gate news about this device when it ships later this summer.

What else lies underneath this utilitarian design? Well it is not the latest and greatest, but it is not middle-tier either. A quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 CPU manages Android 5.0 Lollipop. The main camera is a 13-megapixel unit, and the front-facing sensor is 8-megapixels. Storage-wise, there will be a 64GB or 128GB option. The display is a 5.5-inch 1080x1920 resolution panel.

TRI says that carrier deals in the works, but there are no announcements pending. The unlocked Turing Phone will support LTE connectivity around the world. The planned launch date in the US is August 10. Pre-orders will begin on July 9. The 64GB Turing Phone will retail for $740, and the 128GB model will cost $870.

sources: Engadget and PhoneScoop
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