Unhackable Turing Phone delayed till next year

By Shrey Pacheco | Published on 08 Dec 2015
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  • In a letter to customers who preordered the device, the CEO of Turing Robotic Industries said that the phone will be released “no later than the end of Q1 2016”

Unhackable Turing Phone delayed till next year

The unhackable Turing phone has been delayed and will be released “no later than the end of Q1 2016”. In a letter sent to all those who preordered the phone, Steve YL Chao, CEO of Turing Robotic Industries said the exact shipping date of the device will be announced later this month. The letter also said that all those who ordered the phone will be upgraded. Customers who ordered the 16GB variant will get the 64GB variant, while those who ordered the 64GB variant will get the 128GB variant. Those who have ordered the 128GB variant will get the limited edition model instead. Customers can also cancel their preorder and get a full refund. Chao said, “TRI (Turing Robotic Industries) needs more time to make sure when the Turing Phone is delivered it’ll be one of the best mobile devices ever conceived. To accomplish this, we ask for your patience and continuous support.”

Back in August this year, the company had announced that the Turing Phone was available for reservation. A few weeks later, it announced that it would start shipping the phone on December 18. The device is priced at $610, $740, and $870 for the 16GB, 32Gb and 128GB models respectively. The limited Dark Wyvern Glædr edition is priced at $999. The phone comes with a 5.5-inch Full HD display with a 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor and 3GB RAM. The chassis of the device is made using a liquid metal alloy called Liquidmorphium and is designed to be unbreakable. The phone runs Android Lollipop v5.1 with Æmeth UI layered over it. At the back is a 13MP camera and at the front is an 8MP front camera. 

However, the highlight of the phone is its security features. Aside from a fingerprint scanner, the phone comes with an imitation key chipset for added security. The phone doesn’t come with a 3.5mm headphone jack for security reasons and as a result, accessories can only be paired via Bluetooth. It also doesn’t have a microSD port and uses a proprietary Wallaby Magstream connector instead.

Source: Android Police

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Shrey Pacheco

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