In August this year, the ‘unhackable, unbreakable, and waterproof’ Turing Phone was announced to start shipping in December. However, Turing Robotic Industries has now sent an email announcing that it needs some more time and that the shipping date has now been delayed. It is worth noting that the smartphone already went up for pre-orders earlier this year.

“TRI needs more time to make sure when the Turing Phone is delivered it’ll be one of the best mobile devices ever conceived. To accomplish this, we ask for your patience and continuous support,” the email said.

For those who have already pre-ordered the smartphone, the company is giving them two compensation options, reports Android Police. Either they can cancel their pre-order and receive the refund, or they will receive a free inbuilt storage upgrade if they stick with their pre-orders. Those who had ordered the 16GB inbuilt storage version will now get the 64GB version, and those that had ordered the 64GB version will get the 128GB version. Those who ordered the 128GB version will get the smartphone’s limited edition model.

The company is yet to announce the revised shipping date for the Turing Phone. It however, has promised to roll it out by the end of Q1 next year.

Launched in July this year, the 5.5-inch Turing phone has no USB port and no headphone jack. The smartphone is called ‘unhackable, unbreakable, and waterproof’ as it features end-to-end encryption built into most of the core apps on the phone. It is made of a material called liquidmorphium that is stronger than steel or aluminium and apparently the next big thing in phones. The phone is also extraordinarily waterproof owing to a nano-coating on the internals. No rubber is used and everything is accessible and open.

It runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop with Turing Aemaeth UI. Other specifications of the Turing Phone include a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixel) display; 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 SoC; 3GB of RAM; a 13-megapixel rear camera with dual-LED flash; an 8-megapixel front-facing camera; 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.0 LE; NFC; GPS/ Glonass; and a non-removable 3000mAh battery. Sensors include fingerprint, accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer, proximity, ambient light, temperature, and humidity.

The Turing Phone has three colour variants – Beowolf, Pharaoh, and Cardinal. All three colour variants are available in 16GB, 64GB, and 128GB variants, priced at $610 (roughly Rs. 39,000), $740 (roughly Rs. 47,300), and $870 (roughly Rs. 55,700) respectively.

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