The Turing Phone, which was unveiled as the ‘unhackable, unbreakable, and waterproof’ in July this year, now finally has a shipping date – December 18.
The secure Android smartphone would start shipping on the same day when the Star Wars: The Force Awakens releases, and the company executives confirmed to Engadget the dates matching was not a coincidence.
The Turing Phone will be available in three colour variants – Beowolf, Pharaoh, and Cardinal. All three colour variants will be available in 16GB, 64GB, and 128GB variants, priced at $610 (roughly Rs. 39,000), $740 (roughly Rs. 47,300), and $870 (roughly Rs. 55,700) respectively.
Developed by San Francisco-based Turing Robotic Industries, the 5.5-inch Turing phone has no USB port and no headphone jack. The smartphone is called ‘unhackable, unbreakable, and waterproof’ as it features end-to-end encryption built into most of the core apps on the phone. It is made of a material called liquidmorphium that is stronger than steel or aluminium and apparently the next big thing in phones. The phone is also extraordinarily waterproof owing to a nano-coating on the internals. No rubber is used and everything is accessible and open.
It runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop with Turing Aemaeth UI. Other specifications of the Turing Phone include a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixel) display; 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 SoC; 3GB of RAM; a 13-megapixel rear camera with dual-LED flash; an 8-megapixel front-facing camera; 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.0 LE; NFC; GPS/ Glonass; and a non-removable 3000mAh battery. Sensors include fingerprint, accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer, proximity, ambient light, temperature, and humidity.