Announced back in April, the Turing Phone got everybody talking. This limited edition device will only get 3,000 lucky owners excited, with its high-end security capabilities and the rather unique material used for its outer shell – liquidmorphium. It might sound odd, I know, but it’s basically a liquid metal alloy that’s stronger than steel or titanium.
Other materials that went into creating this unique handset include aluminum, ceramics and plastics. In terms of technical specifications, the Turing Phone is not really a trend setter, featuring a 5.5-inch full HD display with a 1080p resolution, 3GB of RAM and a Snapdragon Processor. There’s also an Android version 5.1, aka Lollipop, along with a custom UI that has been designed by the company.
On the other hand, the 128GB onboard storage should be enough to satisfy anyone’s needs, while those of you who love taking pictures will benefit from a 13MP primary shooter coupled with two LEDs, as well as an 8MP selfie camera up front. Connectivity options are pretty standard as well, with LTE support for high-speed connectivity being a welcomed added bonus.
These water-resistant devices will come with IPx8-certification, as well as a fingerprint scanner with a server-free encryption. According to the company. the handsets are “entirely insulated from cyber-threats and privacy intrusions”. Already available for pre-orders, the phone is more of a fashion statement than a practical choice.
Wondering about price-tags? Well, there’s a special edition called Dark Wyvern (128GB) that will set you back $999, while the “normal” models are at $870. 16GB and 32GB editions are also going to be available at $610 and $740 respectively. There’s also a “Dark Wyvern Glaedr” which is priced at $1,299 and it does make me wonder: will this make you overlook the future Apple launch?