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The Turing HubblePhone concept takes cues from Nokia's N93

Turing intends to launch the HubblePhone in 2020, even though the company itself filed for bankruptcy in early 2018. (Source: Turing)
Turing intends to launch the HubblePhone in 2020, even though the company itself filed for bankruptcy in early 2018. (Source: Turing)
Turing is back with a futuristic concept that might get launched in 2020, but most likely will not because the company has already filed for bankruptcy. The new HubblePhone would integrate all sorts of advanced technologies, including dual flexible OLED displays, one of which can swivel around to facilitate shooting videos and pictures.

Even if the first encrypted smartphone model failed miserably and Turing already filed for bankruptcy earlier this year, it seems the company still has plans for a new futuristic smartphone model that could be shipped by 2020. At first glance, the HubblePhone seems to be inspired by Nokia’s N93 revolutionary design released in 2006, but it also promises a series of new technologies that look a bit far-fetched, to be honest.

In the display department, the Turing HubblePhone promises to integrate dual display “decks” based on flexible OLED screens. The front display deck of the device can swivel out just like the Nokia N93 display, making it easier to record clips and take pictures with the 60 MP cylindrical camera attached to the main display deck. For those who like notches, Turing even added one on each of the display decks, upping the camera count to four (a dual variable-aperture 12 MP on the main deck plus a depth camera on the swiveling deck).

Turing plans to add a Snapdragon 855 SoC coupled with 8 GB LPDDR4 RAM plus 256 GB storage for each deck, boosting the AI capabilities and promising to include a revolutionary “emotional machine-intelligence chip” for an enriched gaming experience relying on mixed reality tech. One advanced AI feature promised by Turing involves commands via lip reading, so the user does not even have to be "heard" by the advanced AI. Other features would include 5G compatibility, a scroll wheel plus a programmable button, and a liquid metal / titanium aluminide space metal frame.

The HublePhone is estimated to cost around US$2,749 and Turing will probably release a backing system soon, but it is important to note that the company will only be shipping the first models in June 2020. Considering the first Turing phone debacle and the fact that Turing itself is mostly in shambles, backing such a ridiculous project might not be advisable.

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Swivel action 1 (Source: Turing)
Swivel action 1 (Source: Turing)
Swivel action 2 (Source: Turing)
Swivel action 2 (Source: Turing)
The displays are based on flexible OLEDs screens (Source: Turing)
The displays are based on flexible OLEDs screens (Source: Turing)
A closer look at the notched main display and the side buttons + scroll wheel (Source: Turing)
A closer look at the notched main display and the side buttons + scroll wheel (Source: Turing)

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Bogdan Solca, 2018-08- 1 (Update: 2018-12-10)
Bogdan Solca
Bogdan Solca - News Editor
I stepped into the wonderous IT&C world when I was around 7. I was instantly fascinated by computerized graphics, be them from games or 3D applications like 3D Max. I like to keep myself up to date with all the new technologies that get released at an ever increasing rate these days. I'm also an avid SciFi reader, an astrophysics aficionado and, as of late, a crypto geek.