Reservations are open for the weird, ultra-secure liquidmorphium Turing Phone – which is an scifi prop and an actual Android phone comes from Turing Robotics. Called it to be a “cheaper” phone with the next evolutionary step for smartphones. Of course, Turing Phone is well known as the world’s first liquid metal-frame gadget – now open for pre-order. Get it with a new metal “stronger than titanium or steel,” that is unbendable and dissipates shock more efficiently than what you see from your standard smart device, currently.
However, it won’t come any cheap. The three different models – Beowulf, Cardinal, and Pharaoh—will cost you $610 (16GB), $740 (64GB), and $870 (128GB) Unlocked. For that pay out, you could nodoubt buy two new Moto X Styles for that pricing. Apart that, it brings with it best specs to its hardware. The device features a Snapdragon 801 processor, 3GB of RAM, NFC, LTE connectivity, 5.5″ FHD display, 13MP rear-facing camera, 8MP front-facing camera, 3,000mAh battery, 3 different storage options (16/64/128GB), and runs Android 5.1 with a “Æmæth UI” skin.
With 2.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, the Turing Phone carries a 5.5-inch (1920×1080) FullHD display, which is far beyond from the comparisons to flagship devices like the 5.1-inch Galaxy S6 or the 5.5-inch LG G4.
It packs a non-removable 3000mAh battery, it charges by way of the “Wallaby Magstream” magnetic power cable that looks curiously like an Apple MagSafe 2 plug.
The Turing Phone’s frame is made up of the liquid-metal alloy that the company is calling “liquidmorphium.” It’s an amorphous alloy of zirconium, copper, aluminum, nickel and silver that’s supposedly stronger than steel, but cheaper and more efficient to produce than titanium. The liquid metal frame is also something of a fingerprint magnet. The fingerprint reader on the left side of the phone, in a perfect spot for your thumb. Sensors include fingerprint, accelerometer, gryoscope, magnetometer, proximity, ambient light, temperature, and humidity. It runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop with Turing Aemaeth UI, and comes in three colour variants – Pharaoh, Cardinal, and Beowulf. Its IPx8 is a submersible rating, allowing for up to 30 minutes of immersion at 30ft/10m.
The Turing Phone described it as a cool one by some and others expressed digust with its Winamp-like software interface, and still lacks headphone jack and standard USB ports. It is made from metal 1.5 stronger than titanium, the software side of things is pretty much plain old Android Lollipop with one terrible-looking launcher.
There is no official release date for the phone is tuned, and do note, this is a reservation process, not a pre-order. TRI isn’t taking your money just yet. Reserve your Turing Phone right away! Reserve Here.