The liquidmetal-made Turing Phone will start shipping in December

The liquidmetal-made Turing Phone will start shipping in December
Announced back in April, the Turing Phone was supposed to be available to pre-order starting July. However, all you could do was reserve the handset, and the reservation period has now ended.

Turing Robotic Industries - the company behind the Turing Phone - this week announced that it has teamed up with Foxconn (famous for making iPhones for Apple, among many other things) to manufacture the new handset. Thus, the company expects to begin shipping its smartphone on December 18.

If you've already reserved the Turing Phone, you'll receive an invite to purchase it on September 21, and you'll have to pay in full on September 24. Also on September 24, pre-orders for a Turing Phone Dark Wyvern special edition will be accepted.

Prices for the Turing Phone are as follows: $610 (16 GB model), $740 (32 GB), and $870 (128 GB). As for the Turing Phone Dark Wyvern special edition, which also has 128 GB of storage space (plus different colors and textures), this will be sold starting at $999.

The Turing Phone is made out of a liquidmetal alloy, and comes with an end-to-end authentication system that makes the device "entirely insulated from cyber-threats and privacy intrusions." Furthermore, the smartphone features a fingerprint scanner, a 5.5-inch 1080p display, LTE connectivity, a 13 MP rear camera, 8 MP front-facing camera, 3 GB of RAM, and a 3000 mAh non-removable battery. The Turing Phone is water-resistant (IPx8-certified), and is powered by Qualcomm's slightly old quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor (MSM8974AC).

The new smartphone runs Android 5.1 Lollipop customized with Turing's own "Æmæth UI" (we've yet to see what this looks like). So, who's interested in buying this handset?


sources: Turing (1), (2)

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