The safety and security of personal information merits due consideration when purchasing a new smartphone in the modern day. To accomplish this, some people resort to VPNs whereas others simply don’t risk buying Samsung or Apple but settle for a BlackBerry handset instead. The Turing Phone by a company in San Francisco called ‘Turing Robotic Industries (TRI)’ offers a unique solution to address this concern.
Decentralized Authentication Technology to Verify Identity:
Turing Phone can verify the identity of Turing devices courtesy of TRI’s decentralized authentication technology. The company believes that authentication by adopting these means paves way for a safe network that remains ‘entirely insulated from cyber-threats and privacy intrusions’. Once the protected network is established, users can share sensitive information such as bank account and social security numbers without having to worry.
Turing Imitation Key for On Device Enryption:
With the on-device encryption using Turing Imitation Key security chip installed in the phone, it remains offline and out of the reach of hackers. This clearly operates differently compared to services which issue SSL certificates once connected to a network. In addition, a fingerprint reader in the device allows users to lock the device and prevent others from accessing any private data directly from the phone.
Liquidmorphium Construction: Stronger than Steel
It’s not just the digital information that the Turing Phone aims to guard; the fact that it is the first liquidmetal phone means that it is constructed from Liquidmorphium. The alloy is made up of 5 different metals which account for a material that is even tougher than steel and titanium: aluminum, copper, nickel, silver and zirconium. Not only does this choice of materials protect the Turing Phone from accidental drops and scratches but it contributes to an almost 100% yield during production processes.
It doesn’t look too bad from a performance standpoint either. A 5.5-inch FullHD display is complemented by 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor and 3GB of RAM. These would certainly prove sufficient in running the Lollipop version of Android on offer with Turing Phone.
Moving on, there is a 13-megapixel rear camera with dual flash along with an 8-megapixel front-facing shooter. 3,000 mAH battery should accompany users long enough for their tasks. Finally, two internal storage options include 64GB and 128GB. Manufacturers also have plans to release a 16GB variant soon.
Turing Phone is set to release on August 10, 2015 with the 64GB model priced at $750 whereas the 128GB model would set buyers back by $870. There is no word on the availabillity and pricing of the 16GB model yet.
Turing Phone Specifications:
- Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 2.5GHz
- OS: Android 5.0 Lollipop
- Supported Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE
- Display: 5.5” with 1920×1080 resolution
- RAM: 3 GB RAM
- Internal: 64/128 GB
- Primary: 13MP with dual flash
- Secondary: 5MP
- Battery: 3,000 mAh
- Price: 750/870 US Dollars