New Android Coming Soon
Last week, Turing Robotics Industries (TRI) announced details of a new device, which it says it plans to release in 2017, featuring some truly extraordinary specs. From dual-Snapdragon 830 SoCs and 12GB of RAM, to a ‘graphene supercapacitor battery’, hydrogen fuelcell, and quad nano-SIM, the Turing Phone Cadenza’s spec sheet reads like a fanciful wishlist with little basis in reality.
Now, TRI is promising another device with even more outlandish specs – but before we get into that, it’s worth briefly reminding ourselves who TRI is, and what they’ve done so far.
TRI originally unveiled the Turing Phone, a crowdfunded Android handset, back in April 2015, promising delivery by the end of the year. Those who committed up to $1,300 for the device were then told it would arrive no later than the end of Q1 2016, then April, May, and June – but as Android Authority noted, backers were still waiting to receive the device in late July. It is now shipping, with such fresh specs as a Snapdragon 801 SoC (Qualcomm originally announced the 801 in February 2014), which would render the device ineligible for the latest version of Android, 7.0 Nougat anyway.
And if you raised an eyebrow at that device, just check out the specs for the handset after that one – the Turing Monolith Chaconne:
- 6.4-inch display with 4K (3840x2160px)
- Triple (!) Qualcomm Snapdragon 830 SoCs
- 18GB RAM (3 x 6GB LPDDR4X)
- 1.2TB of storage (3 x 256GB onboard + 2 x 256GB microSD)
- 60MP “quad rear camera” with “Triplet Lens / T1.2” and “iMAX 6K”
- 20MP “dual front camera”
- WiGig support
- “Advanced AI Voice-Authenticated Power On/Off”
- 3600mAh Graphene Supercapacitor Battery + 1600mAh Li-Ion + Hydrogen Fuelcell (!!)
- Graphene Oxide composite bodywork with Liquid Metal 2.0 Structural Frame, Lightweight Metal Outer Frame, High Temperature Alloy Components
- Quad Nano-SIM support
- Augmented Reality: Parallel Tracking & Mapping API