A new smartphone manufacturer by the name of Turing Robotic Industries has announced its entry into the high-end smartphone market with its first Android smartphone in the Turing Phone. The hook to the Turing phone is its focus on decentralized user security, which the company says is achieved by its peer-to-peer encryption for phone calls and messages between users without relying on servers.
In addition to that functionality, the manufacturer claims that the phone itself is made from a fusion of multiple alloys that it has combined into a new alloy it calls “liquidmorphium”. The makeup consists of zirconium, copper, aluminum, nickel, and silver that the company claims has a higher tensile strength than titanium or steel with a 100% yield rate and no waste.
The phone features high-end specifications to match its body, with a 5.5-inch full HD display, powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor with 3 GB of RAM and 64 or 128 GB of storage. The main camera features a 13-megapixel sensor with dual LED flash and the front camera an 8-megapixel sensor. The phone has a 3,000mAh battery and will support select LTE networks in Europe and the US.
The Turing Phone will launch in the U.S. and U.K. on August 10, with pre-orders starting on July 9. The phone will cost $740 for 64 GB and $870 for 128 GB and will be sold unlocked. Turing has also confirmed that it is working with select carriers to release the phone.