Putting behind an earlier failure, Turing Robotics is determined to make a come back with its latest smartphone called Turing HubblePhone. Digital Trends reported the latest phone being launched comes with three screens and costs a lot of money and is expected to be launched in 2020.
The HubblePhone is the latest smartphone offered from Turing comes with a multidimensional screen which is basically a primary screen with a secondary display. You can fold or swivel the phone out at any angle, the phone has only been described as a conceptual phone and no prototype is available for explaining in greater detail. The phone along with multiple displays also comes with multiple cameras. The main camera is placed on top of the device along with an iPhone-X like Notch, which pops out display that we assume is to be used for the camera as well as facial recognition purpose.
In an email written by Mr. Steve Chao, CEO, Turing wrote to Digital Trend explained the latest phone will allow users to voice dial from the phone. Apart from this he also said 2020 will be a year where people will be multi-tasking more than ever.
He explained in the mail how the phone can work seamlessly even while you are editing an email on the mobile you can receive the call simply by flipping the phone to the rear side of the screen, without having to float the caller screen. Whereas he Chao said in the laptop mode you can continue to speak on the phone, via a Bluetooth headset as well as continue to edit your email screen B of the upper deck and use the other screen to play games without being bothered on the main screen of the main deck.
The entire concept seems a bit confusing and we will have to wait till it gets down to reality.
HubblePhone Specs and Features
The Official website of HubblePhone suggests the device with come with a 4K display which covers the entire main deck, along with two Full HD displays on either side of the Upper Deck. The phone will be powered by two Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processors — one in each deck. The Snapdragon 855 processor has not yet been launched by Qualcomm, but Turing is confident on getting its hands on Snapdragon 855 reference designs thanks to its close relationship with Foxconn.
Though it is too early Mr. Chao in his email said HubblePhone runs Android P and it utilizes Sailfish 3 on the main deck. He also added the phone will run Keplerian OS an open-source operating system built on FreeBSD, as its base OS. From the details known it seems Turing is attempting to create a system that runs Android and has access to all of its apps, while still including Sailfish OS.
The phone is supported with multiple cameras, the main camera will be a whopping 60 megapixel with variable aperture f2.8-f/5.6 and up to 15x optical zoom. Also will be placed with three 12 megapixel sensors placed specifically on different parts of the phone.to support the phone it is backed with two batteries – one main 3,300mAh battery and one 2,800mAh battery.
Turing has a bad reputation when it comes to fulfilling commitments. The phone described comes with a lot of vague phrased as part of Turing marketing plans. In a statement Turing did mention about the phone will create a new dimension within gaming. The matter of fact is the phone will really integrate AR (augmented reality), VR (virtual reality), MR (mixed reality) and other technologies into a “cohesive experience.” On the connectivity front, the phone will support 5G. Though there are other smartphone manufacturers claiming to already be ready for 2019.
The phone will be priced at @ $2750 as it is really a smartphone loaded with futuristic-sounding technology. You will if you wish to buy have to wait till 2020 when the phone will be released in the US. Apart from this Turing also has plans to ship it to Europe by August 2020 and China by September 2020 and the rest of the world by the end of 2020.
Turing has a disappointing track record when it comes to commitments. Earlier in 2015 similar delays were experienced with the launch of the original Turing Phone. Even before the phones were shipped Turing swapped the OS of its phones from Android 5.1 Lollipop to Sailfish OS, and then ended up shipping an unfinished version of the phone to customers.
Later came the $1000 Turing Appassionato, which also faced similar challenged before being shipped the company was declared bankrupt in Finland and production was ceased.
This time, however, Turing promised things will be different let’s wait for the super futuristic phone’s arrival.