The liquid metal Turing Phone, with end-to-end encryption, goes for pre-order this month

The liquid metal Turing Phone, with end-to-end encryption, goes for pre-order this month
Back in April, we got our very first glimpse of the Turing Phone, designed by Turing Robotic Industries. Intriguing in design, it boasts a number of bespoke features, including a liquid metal finish that is apparently stronger than steel. Robust throughout, the device should appeal to those concerned about security and privacy, with end-to-end encryption that creates a 'protected communications network' immune from third-party intrusion. According to a new press release from TRI, the device will make pre-order on July 31st, with the base-level 16 GB model starting at $610.

The strengthened finish means that the Turing Phone is very shock-absorbent, and with an IPx8 waterproof rating, can be submerged under 30 feet of water. At a time when Samsung has even dabbled in premium smartphone finishes of the metallic nature, the Turing looks rather beautiful. But by the same token, there are practical reasons for TRI's design choices here, and unlike the slick Galaxy S6, the Turing Phone is built to withstand the elements. 

While the 'Liquidmorphium' frame, said to be stronger than steel and titanium, is great for fans of toughened finishes, any high-ender still needs the specs to maximize appeal. To this end, the Turing Phone offers a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 CPU, 13 and 8-megapixel cameras on the back and front respectively, and runs on Google's Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box. Along with the 16 GB variant, there's a 64 GB ($740) as well as a 128 GB ($870) option, while the 5.5-inch display is a full-HD affair with its 1080 x 1920 resolution.

TRI will officially unveil the four different color configurations of the Turing Phone on July 22nd, and with the Turing Library SDK set to roll out early next year, this company is aiming to be more than just another flash in the pan. 

Will you be grabbing this handset? Let us know via the comments. 

source: PRNewswire

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21 Comments

1. Tziggy14

Posts: 623; Member since: Sep 02, 2014

Snapdragon 801? Buggy Android 5.0 Lollipop? No sale.

5. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Hi Jakelee

14. waddup121 unregistered

sweet

2. drunkenjay

Posts: 1647; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

reminds me of a car

7. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

I was just about to say that.... Welcome back Lamborghini Countach!

3. JunBringer

Posts: 138; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

Micro SD slot may have had me sold!

4. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Why 801? Why not 805/808?

8. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

Probably for the price... But the reality of the situation is the performance difference in the 801 and 805 is mostly negligible, the biggest difference would be in the GPU...

6. dimas

Posts: 3296; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

aka Daft Punk phone.

9. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

This phone reminds me of a Lamborghini Countach.... Price is not bad though... I just wonder what the screen resolution is?

10. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

Never mind... Its a FHD 1080x1920 5.5" panel... Price really still is not out of the realm of reason though...

11. tankifycation

Posts: 20; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

1080 x 1920

12. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

Thanks, I found it just after posting....

13. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

The edges are so sharp I can cut onions with it

15. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

What? No mention of how Android can never be secure? The usual suspect(s) must be busy right now. I would like to know how the end to end encryption is being done tho. I like it, hate the back tho.

16. meanestgenius

Posts: 21485; Member since: May 28, 2014

This phone looks sweet! Nice design, imo. The secure aspects of the phone definitely have me intrigued. I'm certainly interested in their end to end encryption. Do they have their own secure network as well? If you're using one, does the recipient of your calls or messages need to be using one as well for end to end encryption to work? Is it embedded into the hardware itself? The last time there was mention of a secure phone running Android, it was hacked, so I'm definitely interested to learn of how their implementation is different/better than the previous attempt from another company.

17. Swordylove

Posts: 209; Member since: Jun 27, 2015

Looks nice, but the size turns me off.

18. monoke

Posts: 1145; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

Why go for the vertu-lambo, bentley, etc, when this can be had for much cheaper and better looking! lol. Vroom!

19. Ashoaib

Posts: 3269; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

beautiful phone... I am buying this if Note 5 or Lumia 940 failed to impress... why others are not using liquid morphium? aluminiun is cheap and get scratched like hell, dents are ugly. only cheap people like cheap aluminium body and apple along with other folks have a justification to use cheap aluminium. mass cheapo public like cheapo aluminium bcoz these cheapo people think it is premium. These cheapo dont even know what is the meaning of premium. Due to cheapo taste of cheapo people I have very less options to choose none cheapo aluminium bcoz manufacturers follow the taste of these majority cheapos. I wish if it was possible to put aluminium in these cheapos mouth in break fast, in the lunch and in the dinner, I might have done that... I hate aluminium, plastic is way better than sucking aluminium

20. iLovesarcasm

Posts: 589; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

Not that expensive but, the S810 performance is questionable.

22. doughnutdave

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 03, 2015

I, for one, like the edgy design. But end-to-end encryption is hardly a feature of the device; e.g., for end-to-end encrypted instant messaging, I can use Threema on my Galaxy S6 (or any other phone, for that matter).

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