Delayed April Fools’ prank? Turing Phone Cadenza is ‘expected’ in 2017 with dual Snapdragon 830
Alan Turing was a pioneering English computer scientist, mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst and theoretical biologist widely deemed the father of artificial intelligence, who also played a pivotal role in the World War II Nazi defeat by cracking intercepted coded messages for the Allied powers.
Turing Robotic Industries is, frankly, a delusional smartphone-manufacturing company established in San Francisco last year, which aims to “disrupt the status quo” with outlandish promises it can’t possibly deliver on. Not in 2017, not in 2027, not never.
Proving it’s learned absolutely nothing from the oft-delayed launch of the first-generation Turing Phone, TRI designed a “leading edge program” dubbed The Outer Blueprint, with the short-term goal of building the “unimaginable.”
Specifically, a Turing Phone Cadenza sporting a 5.8-inch Quad HD display (reasonable enough), dual Snapdragon 830 processors with 16 Kryo cores (slightly less realistic and, well, practical), 60MP iMAX 6K quad rear camera with Triplet Lens/T1.2 (huh?), 20MP dual front cam (why not?), 12GB RAM (yeah, right), and up to 1TB storage, including 512GB internal and two microSD slots capable of accommodating up to 256 gig cards each.
All this after taking more than 12 months to ship a few single SD801-powered 5.5-inchers with 3GB RAM, 16GB base storage, one boring 13MP rear cam, one 8MP front unit, and Sailfish OS 2.0 pre-installed. What could go wrong?
Surely, TRI understands the absurdity of “expecting” this Swordfish OS-running (?) Phone Cadenza with deep learning AI, 100Wh battery, four SIM slots, graphene oxide build, and a bunch of other stuff we can’t even begin to wrap our heads around to actually launch in 2017. No? Then we guess there’s no harm letting dreamers dream. Just don’t trust anything the OEM believes it can bring “from the future to the present”, whether it’s April 1 or September 1.