The Turing Phone seemed to have definitively turned into a “vaporware”, over many delays news, operating system changes, and so on. Today, however, it comes an unexpected sign of life. Today the company announced it has shipped the first units of the device, which does not correspond to what will be the retail version. “”
It is an Evaluation Unit, provided a preview in early backer of the crowdfunding campaign, who will miss several things, such as water resistance and promised Bluetooth headsets. The SoC will be then the old Snapdragon 801, and the operating system Sailfish 2.0, is classified Alpha. Towards the beginning of August, he says Turing Robotics, should be granted a full-bodied software update that should enable many additional special features.
In the box, however, there will be two charging cables with proprietary magnetic door (Wallaby), a charger and screen protector film 2.5D curved glass.
The first units have left the company three days ago, on July 12; the second game will be sent on July 22, the third on 29. The owners of these “beta” phones will get in the future, completely free of charge, the final version, with updated SoC (Snapdragon 820) and everything else.
Other technical specifications include 16GB of internal storage, 3GB of RAM, 13MP camera and 3000 mAh battery