Turing the head-turning Phone is here. And the moment you look at it, all other phones that have ever been built start to fade from your memory. Like through sorcery, or some kind of evil witchery, this is the only thing on your mind.
You forget about your old laptop. Who needs that? You have the Turing. Who needs food, or water? Well, you probably still do, but that’s not the point. As Syl Chao, Turing Robotic Industries’ CEO, says – it’s a phone for auto enthusiasts. For people who are okay with driving a Golf, but would much rather have fun in a Ferrari.
And the Turing is built to be just that. It really is a phone worthy of the name of the inventor of the first ever computer, the man who cracked the enigma code – Alan Turing. But why does Steve (Syl represents his initials) – the mastermind behind this whole plot – believe that the phone will be so revolutionary?
Let’s talk about looks. The phone has three versions which will be available, and they’ll make your inner child even happier. They’re called Pharaoh, Beowulf, and Cardinal. Each of them will have minute influences in design from the source of the name. The Beowulf version has some scales resembling those of Grendel’s Mother, for instance. The design itself took literally thousands of sketches to come to a definite version.
And it looks impressive. The three shades of black, grey and red remind us of the good old times when Nokia was looking mean with that color combination. But Nokia failed. Maybe it was because it was trying to look like a Sith without actually knowing how to use the force. But the Turing does.
Spec-wise, it’s not that advanced. It is not 100 times better than any other phone – because it sure looks like it is. The screen is a 5.5 inch monster that makes it just barely fit in your hands. It has the 5.1 version of Android. Yet it’s, once again, an Android completely redesigned. Chao boasts that it is great improvement over the original version from Google. The entry level version has a quite older version of the Snapdragon CPU. And it has just 16 gigabytes of internal memory. It’s just enough – but shouldn’t it be more than enough?
Still what the phone lacks in specs, it makes up with its camera, and its neat systems. It has a 13MP rear camera, and an 8MP one in the front. It has a single customized jack that is literally of all trades as it resembles the idea behind the iPhone’s. It’s made of liquidmorphium – that sounds so sci-fi. It has a fingerprint scanner called a privacy key. And all of its parts are waterproof through nano-coating. It even carries a Turing Coin inside which will make it possible for your phone to rise in value, instead of declining – smart thinking.
The phone will be available for pre-order July 31st. But this is not nearly the end for the ambitious company. On their next model they promise to have AC. No, not air conditioning, but artificial consciousness. That’s right. Consciousness.
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