You Can Now Reserve Your Very Own Turing Phone
We had earlier told you that the Turing Phone is set to be out by September and the company as well as users are waiting to get their hands on the phone, which the company claims is “unhackable and unbreakable.” Now, reservations are open, even though billing still remains closed.
Perplexing? The company has made the smart decision of announcing ‘reservations’ instead of pre-order because one can leave their details on the website, choose the colour of the phone they desire and even the storage space they require, however, this procedure will not yield a phone or a commitment from yourself to purchase a phone from the company. It’s mainly like a statement or perhaps a marketing strategy.
Turing Robotics, is banking on the fact that the phone will sell for its strong security feature. It has no headphone jack or USB dock for the same reason. It has an IPX8 certificate making it water resistant and has a unique and stylish appearance.
Expected to be priced at Rs. 55,000, it may seem like a steep price for a relatively new phone, in the market. However, the Turing is made of a mix of metals called ‘Liquidmorphium’ making it sturdy and resilient.
On the specifications front, the Turing Phone runs on the 2.5 GHz Snapdragon 801c processor with 3GB of RAM. The phone supports 4G LTE and is powered by a 3000 mAh non-removable battery. The rest include a 5.5 inch full HD display, a 13MP rear and an 8MP front camera and a fingerprint scanner on the left side of the phone. The phone runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop with Turing Aemaeth UI. The phone can be charged by a magnetically attached power connector, like Apple’s MagSafe.
It is available in three variants – 16GB, 64GB and 128GB. In India, the 64GB variant will be available for a price of around Rs. 55,000 and the 128 GB variant will be available at a price of around Rs. 68,000. The Turing Phone comes in three models – Pharaoh, Cardinal, and Beowulf, each one taking colour and texture cue from the source material.
Register for the smartphone here.