First batch of Turing Phones shipping July 12

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Those who have stuck with Turing for the long run have been waiting on final shipping dates. Forget the fact that the company switched out a secured version of Android for Sailfish OS or even the fact this Turing Phone has “liquid metal” or whatever, you’ve waited nearly a year for this device with good money sunk into it, you’re going to get it.

Well, you probably got an email from Turing today with a tacit acknowledgment that it blew another vague shipping deadline. But the interesting news here is that the company gave a specific date for when the boxes start flying out of the door: July 12.

The reason why we say this is “interesting” and not “good” news is because these units to be sent to pre-orderers are “evaluation units” with the outdated Snapdragon 801 chipset in them. Turing goes on to make a new promise to have Snapdragon 820-equipped Turing Phones to last year’s backers for free by the end of the year. We’ll post the full text of the email below our Via link.

Turing also included a video from a freshman YouTuber that goes around Sailfish OS on the device — likely the result of some quid pro quo between that person and Turing. The person in the video makes note of the “dark wyvern” version he has, but only flashes the design of the back for less than a second. Because Sailfish.

Any hopes left in Turing-ville?

Via: Android Police

The first batch of Turing Phone(s) will be shipped as Evaluation Unit(s)” as we wish to upgrade you to the Snapdragon 820 Edition (free of charge) before the end of 2016. Turing Phone shipments will start on July 12th and continue until all units have been shipped. After your package has been dispatched we will send you an email with full tracking details for your reference.

We value your feedback, so kindly email us your comments & suggestions once you have your Turing Phone. Note: This free upgrade offer is valid only for those who have pre-ordered the Turing Phone in 2015.

Some of you have already decided to purchase other phones and hence asked for a refund. We have a “no questions asked” unconditional refund policy prior to shipment.

If you still wish to be issued a refund please contact our Customer Support at [email protected]. Normally, refunds are processed within 24 hours but please expect 10-15 working days for the money to appear in your account.

Please bear with us while we continue to grow into a sizable company to tackle some of the most difficult and pressing tech challenges of our time.

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Jules Wang is News Editor for Pocketnow and one of the hosts of the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast. He came onto the team in 2014 as an intern editing and producing videos and the podcast while he was studying journalism at Emerson College. He graduated the year after and entered into his current position at Pocketnow, full-time.

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