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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31 Comments

1. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

TBH it looks awful and it has year old specs i dont care how strong, tough, or secure the phone is it still doesn't justify the high price tag.#flop

6. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

But the device is quite different looking.

25. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

yeah it does but i dont like it

28. Sauce5 unregistered

No one buys products based on your opinion

29. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

i know that, ppl buy products based on there own options.

10. foscrew

Posts: 20; Member since: Apr 24, 2015

You obviously don't understand the value of security, then. Especially with a proper authentication system and a build quality that's reported to last. Whether it uses last year's specs or not is barely relevant since my Nexus 5, which was from 2013, still receives updates and works flawlessly.

26. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

yes i do. there are other cheaper phones that are just as secure.

14. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Somebody dumpster-dived behind the old Motorola offices in Illinois after the Lenovo purchase when they were cleaning them out, found the designs for the unreleased Droid RAZR 2...

15. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

The pricing is OK for the preimum build. If they don't have bloatware I might buy this over Samsung flagship.

16. Ashoaib

Posts: 3297; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Wow, this piece of armour seems like bullet proof... good to see something unique after a long time... infact its cool... bezels are looking exteremly small, how much is the black frame outside the screen? I might give it a try by purchasing if this phone prove to a good one

18. mmmanuuu

Posts: 403; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

Looks like a lamborghini design to me. I would buy it.

27. engineer-1701d unregistered

i love it, still great specs.

2. waddup121 unregistered

Another Vertu like device with outdated specs. meh.

11. foscrew

Posts: 20; Member since: Apr 24, 2015

Read the article. It's p far from being a "luxury" device.

17. Ashoaib

Posts: 3297; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

out dated specs? SD801 is still a pretty fluid Soc... Talking about out dated specs, did anyone ever complained about the out dated specs of iphones?

22. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

iPhones spec is new... okay, one of it is new.. if u looking about storage, RAM, and other component its really older than last year phone.. but their processor is new, because its only created right before iPhone manufactured (yes its still use old 20nm resistor technology compared 14nm in S6 exynos),

3. azalucel

Posts: 141; Member since: Dec 27, 2013

This is the phone from qsalpha that was talked about back in 2013, they changed the specs multiple times and never came out with an actual device....what a waste

4. My1cent

Posts: 370; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

As strong as its weakest link, a glass screen!

5. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Meh, a new overpriced SmartPhone. This is just a OnePlus One with so-claimed "stronger" material and a 128GB option. Not worth the $400 difference between the 64GB variants IMO. We'll see what it brings to the table whenever it gets reviewed.

7. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

Valryrian steel?

8. dlsnhuff

Posts: 111; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Good design. But not great enough for my taste. And oddly, there's no waterpeoof feature :0

9. Cyberchum

Posts: 1091; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Stop batching about the design please. Just about none of you here would get it had it has regular S6's design and specs, you'd still say it's an unknown brand. The fact they're probably not targeting you and I or it'd had come with better specs.

12. johanbiff

Posts: 415; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

byebye pants pockets

13. azene unregistered

lok luxury

19. Spedez

Posts: 542; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

Looks comfy to the hand...NOT! One can cut cheese with those corners.

20. mickeygosselin

Posts: 47; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

I think I'm the only one here that actually thinks this phone looks pretty cool. It also looks like it has very slim bezels, which is a huge plus for me. I just dont think it's worth $740 unlucked

21. My1cent

Posts: 370; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

If these images aren't flipped(left to right), this is a phone to hold in your left hand! (fingerprint scanner on the left side) Maybe for the index, middle finger instead of your (right)thumb.

23. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

front face droptest in three.. two... one...

24. mipado

Posts: 5; Member since: Apr 02, 2015

I think there is beauty in its design. Its a shame smaller firms like this don't have access to upcoming tech from Qualcomm and the likes like the major OEMs do. some of you can't see how amazing this authentication process truly is

30. dvassafor

Posts: 31; Member since: Nov 13, 2014

listen you guys talking about "beauty and design"... Jesus, this thing is a masterpiece!

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