Turing Robotic Industries (TRI) has just announced the Turing Phone smartphone that claims to provide end-to-end encryption and a more robust production process than most smartphones.
Announced this week, the new phone uses “decentralised authentication” to encrypt communication, and is supposedly more secure than most other phones on the market.
Use the Turing Phone if you’re concerned about security
Furthermore, if you are communicating with another person with a Turing Phone, the two devices can verify each other’s identity securely – but what’s the end result of all this encryption and high level security?
“A protected communications network that is entirely insulated from cyber-threats and privacy intrusions. Within this circle of trust, users can exchange sensitive data such as social security numbers or bank wiring instructions and know that the information will reach only the device intended,” the company says.
In addition to the phone’s “Turing UI”, it runs Android 5.0 Lollipop as standard, and has a 5.5-inch full HD display, a 13 Megapixel rear camera and an 8 MP selfie cam, plus a 3,000 mAh battery.
Besides the extreme levels of security, the Turing Phone’s chassis is reportedly much strong than most phones. It’s made from a strange material called “Liquidmorphium”, which the company says is an “unbendable” metal that’s stronger than titanium or steel and more resistant to shock and screen breakages.
Whether there’s really a need for full end-to-end encryption at this level is questionable, but with the ongoing reports of snooping and hacking, nobody could really blame you for choosing this device in the interests of security.
The company says that the SIM-free 64 GB version will arrive with consumers before the end of August and costs a not unreasonable $740, while the 128 GB model will cost around $870.