TRI signs $1 billion deal for the distribution of the new Turing Phone Appassionato
Today, TRI announced a $1 billion deal for the distribution of 750,000 Turing Phone Appassionato GX8 (premium version) units throughout China over 12 months.
The partnership with Potevio, a China state-owned telecommunications distribution company will ensure the distribution of phones throughout the country beginning this fall. Moreover, the agreement will allow both companies to create Turing Phone flagship retail stores in Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou, the three largest cities in China.
The premium version of Turing Phone Appassionato comes with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage on board and features a Samsung AMOLED 5.5” display with Quad HD resolution.
Hardware-wise, the smartphone is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor, but photographers will be pleased to know that TRI added a Sony IMX378 camera.
Another major differentiator is the Liquidmorphium body of the phone, an amorphous alloy that is more durable than steel and titanium and has a diamond-like-carbon coating (DLC), which provides a high-tech ceramic feel and a scratch resistant surface.
TRI's smartphone will ship with Android 7.0 Nougat and the latest technology in amplified intelligence (AI), including the company's human enhanced concierge service and digital assistant, named Sir ALAN.