The Turing Phone Cadenza specs are too ridiculous to believe

The Turing Phone Cadenza specs are too ridiculous to believe
Every once in a while an announcement for a phone comes out that is -- for lack of a better term -- bananas. If you didn't know better, you might think the report covered a concept phone created by someone who doesn't have a very good understanding of how technology works, and we would love to claim that's what we're seeing with the Turing Phone Cadenza. But, this seems to really be coming from Turing Robotics Industries (TRI). 

The claim is that in 2017, TRI will release a device called the Turing Phone Cadenza that has specs that are too insane to be believed. The Cadenza is said to be powered by two (yes two) Snapdragon 830 SoCs. The 830 is planned for release in early 2017, but why a phone would need two of them is hard to imagine. Maybe it's because the Cadenza is also supposed to ship with 12GB of RAM and the Snapdragon 830 only supports up to 8GB of RAM, so you would need two in order to make use of 12GB of RAM. 

The Cadenza is said to have dual 20-megapixel front cameras and a 60-megapixel "iMAX 6K Quad Rear Camera, Triplet Lens/T1.2" which makes no sense unless you assume that's a typo and it actually should be an F1.2 aperture lens. Of course, that only helps it make sense in terms of using real terminology. Obviously, a camera that captures 60MP photos or 6K video would need a lot of storage so the device has 1-terabyte of storage and two microSD card slots. 

For connectivity, you'll get four nanoSIM slots (because why not) and WiGig. And, obviously powering a device like this will take a lot of juice, so the Cadenza will have maybe the least believable thing on the whole spec sheet, which is 100wh from three power sources: a 2400mAh graphene superconductor battery, a 1600mAh lithium ion battery, and a hydrogen fuel cell. 

And, just in case all of that isn't crazy enough, there's also the Swordfish OS (supposedly a variant of Sailfish) capable of deep learning, running a neural network, natural language processing, and using differential privacy. It's honestly like someone at TRI just put together a spreadsheet of buzz words and the silliest collection of specs and justified it by saying "It is our belief that we can disrupt the status quo by bringing the Turing Phone Cadenza from the future to the present."


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26 Comments

1. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

is it a leak for nextyear's april fools? and since its turing, we can expect late deliveries, and a few sudden changes in those specs

16. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

If this is true this will be the dream troll phone for trolls in here.. And it'll still lag after all.

20. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2356; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

It wasn't a leak, it was in an official email from Turing themselves. I received one. They said in the email they are opening a new R&D lab that will produce products that will change the world and this is their first product they have eyes on (they mentioned AI and virtual reality in the email as well as things to expect from this "lab").

22. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Four nano sims to load balance your mobile data usage, why not? LOL.

27. phonegeek1212

Posts: 58; Member since: Aug 14, 2015

lol..some one at turing is high

2. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

Another scam after their crappy Turing phone that offers miserable performance for $1000 Four back 60mpx cameras? Why four? ROFL Hydrogen fuel cell battery. I can't hear more lol

3. bossman

Posts: 264; Member since: Jan 27, 2016

Phonearena is getting fooled with false information

5. Rafishant

Posts: 396; Member since: Oct 13, 2015

This came from Turing's official newsletter

17. bossman

Posts: 264; Member since: Jan 27, 2016

This will never happen. Like a the superphones (ex. saygus v2) it will never happen

4. Rafishant

Posts: 396; Member since: Oct 13, 2015

Damn, even their April Fools jokes get delayed.

7. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

This will happen as soon as Half-Life 3 hits all platforms XD.

8. hwb01

Posts: 355; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

Including Android and iOS

10. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Damn straight.......

9. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2264; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

i hope this doesnt explode..

11. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

12. phillip.phillip

Posts: 50; Member since: Dec 09, 2015

T1.2 is not a mistake PA. It's a real term used when buying cinema grade lenses. In this case it would be insane. I don't think this is for real but if it it....well if is than I think I know where 3000 dollars of my money is going.

13. Fona13A unregistered

Unlike Turing at least Vertu offers a phone with performance, and well existing at all even...

15. orphant

Posts: 35; Member since: Oct 22, 2014

What? Vertu phones are specced like a 2012 android midranger. The only thing Vertu has to differentiate are the services offered, and the materials used. Both Vertu and Turing phones are ridiculous though

14. shinnsd

Posts: 27; Member since: May 26, 2015

Specs are obviously unrealistic. However, the main point is the fact that how PA actually hired someone who doesn't know about T-stop vs F-stop and wouldn't even spend a minute to google it. As a tech site, it is really unacceptable

18. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Sound like recipe for a phone that's going to explode in your pocket and take your leg off lol.

19. Vagabondjonez

Posts: 160; Member since: Jan 21, 2016

Vaperware.... Say it with me.... Vaperware...

21. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3106; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Someone at Turing smoking a very rare kind of weed.

23. Obie-Wan

Posts: 112; Member since: May 24, 2012

'What Moar can a man ask for?'

24. zac89

Posts: 14; Member since: Jan 18, 2016

This is complete and utter bulls**t...

26. youssef44

Posts: 547; Member since: Apr 29, 2014

Omg !!! This is laptop not smartphone!

28. bigbabc

Posts: 6; Member since: Oct 12, 2016

This is unbelievably mad What would the price be on this. I would have to live on a bigger price bracket lol. Maybe I will go rob a bank.

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