TRI signs $1 billion deal for the distribution of the new Turing Phone Appassionato
Turing Robotic Industries (TRI) introduced its new version of the Turing Phone, supposedly world's first Liquidmorphium smartphone, last month. The company confirmed it has signed a deal with TCL for the manufacture of the new Turing Phone Appassionato, which will come in two variations.
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.
Chinese company Potevio will distribute the Turing Phone Appassionato GX8 at $1,599 via its more than 20,000 retail outlets throughout China.
Remember to take the information lightly due to TRI's record of failures and broken promises. Although a $1 billion deal might seem impossible to achieve for a company like TRI, we believe no payments will be made until after the Turing Phone Appassionato starts selling in China (750,000 phones x $1,599 = $1.2 billion).