Turing Robotic Industries says to work on a smartphone that has a folding screen and a camera with a 15x optical zoom. The company, which has made a relaunch, spent about a thousand copies of its Turing Phone earlier, after repeated postponement.
According to TRI’s announcement, the camera has a sixty-six-pixel sensor, but how big it is, the company reports. The lens with 15x optical zoom, and an aperture of f / 2.8 in the wide-angle position and f / 5.6 at maximum zoom, would have been incorporated into a hinge that connects the two screens. The construction must make it possible to move the screens, flexible OLED panels, separately from each other.
TRI puts all kinds of specifications on its website, but mentions components that do not yet exist. For example, according to the creators, the phone has two Snapdragon 855-socs with Kryo 835 cores at 2.96GHz and a 5g modem. Qualcomm has officially not yet announced that soc. The device would have 256GB storage and 8GB lpddr4x memory, both in the upper deck and in the main deck.
The upper deck would run on Turing Keplerian OS, based on FreeBSD12. There would also be Android 9.0 on it. The main deck has the same operating systems, but also a console mode with Sailfish 3. Furthermore, the manufacturer claims that the HubblePhone is provided with an Artificial Reality application for sending messages with 3D animations that are projected on the receiver’s environment.
The HubblePhone is according to the manufacturer in 2020 on the market for 2749 dollars. From August that year, the device must be available in Europe.
Whether TRI can prove its claims and can really bring out the displayed concept device in 2020, is still the question. The company has a questionable track record. The first smartphone from TRI, the Turing Phone, had to be released in 2015, but was repeatedly postponed and never went into mass production. Some thousand copies were delivered in 2016, but only seven hundred were paid, because some did not receive their device or received a defective copy. The support for the device has been stopped.
At the beginning of 2018, the company applied for bankruptcy in Finland because it failed to start production of the telephone. TRI, however, made a new start in America and promised to continue developing smartphones.