Tuesday, 14 July 2015

World’s first Liquidmetal phone is waterproof, stronger than steel, and ready to launch



An Android handset called the Turing Phone is set to become the first ever smartphone to sport a Liquidmetal case when it launches in the coming weeks.

Turing Robotics Industries has created the first Liquidmetal phone the world has ever seen. The handset’s housing is stronger than aluminum, steel and even titanium. 

Turing CEO S.Y.L. Chao told Venturebeat that his company is the first with the capability of manufacturing Liquidmetal components that measure more than 10 millimeters. Until now, the largest Liquidmetal smartphone part has been the tiny SIM card tray in Apple’s iPhones.


The Turing Phone is also coated inside and out with a nanoparticle treatment that makes it waterproof. Even if water manages to enter the phone’s casing and cover the circuits contained within, the phone will emerge unscathed.

Specifications include a 5.5-inch full HD display, a 2.5GHz quad-core processor, 3GB of RAM, 64/128GB of storage, a fingerprint scanner, a 13-megapixel dual flash camera, a 3,000 mAh battery and Android 5.1.
The Turing Phone becomes available for preorder on July 31st starting at $740 in the U.S. and China.