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First liquidmetal smartphone makes its debut

The world's first liquidmetal smartphone is incredibly durable and waterproof.

A company called Turing Robotics Industries is planning to launch the first liquidmetal smartphone in the next few weeks. While there are a lot of different smartphones that have metal housing, liquidmetal is especially strong and durable; even tougher than aluminum, titanium, and steel. Many have been expecting Apple to release a device made with the material, as some of the iPhone components are made with it, yet the first device actually runs Android 5.1 Lollipop.

The device itself looks quite sturdy, and the liquidmetal housing gives it a chrome-like finish. The back has an interesting design on it that looks like it will improve grip while holding the device. Beyond being a durable phone, Turing has coated the inside and the outside of the smartphone with a treatment that makes it waterproof. Water damage will not be a worry for users, as the internal components are protected by the treatment.

The specs of the handset are on par with the rest of the competition. The device features a 5.5 inch 1920x1080 display, 3GB of RAM, a 13MP rear-facing camera and a 8MP front-facing camera. Turing's focus on durability with its newest device could help draw in users looking for a tougher smartphone, and it will be interesting to see how other manufacturers respond to the new technology.


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Joseph Lambert, 2015-07-14 (Update: 2015-07-14)