Turing Robotics Industries will be enlisting TCL’s aid on this one
Turing Robotic Industries, the guys behind the laughably crazy-specced concept phones such as the Monolith Chaccone and Cadenza is at it again. This time, however, the phone manufacturer (to be fair, they’ve already released a handset, the Turing Phone, which was poorly received) is aiming for a more realistic goal – the Appassionato smartphone. TRI hopes to achieve this with the help of Chinese tech magnate TCL, who will be in charge of manufacturing duties.
As with the other Turing Robotics Industries concept phones, the Appassionato is designed to be a high-end, “intimate, yet intelligent experience.” TRI’s announcement barely mentions specifications this time, in stark contrast to the detailed press releases of the Monolith Chaccone and Cadenza. Based on the report, here’s what consumers can expect out of the Appassionato (if it ever materializes):
Turing Phone Appassionato
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 quad-core processor
- Qualcomm Adreno 530 GPU
- Android 7.1.1 Nougat
- “Liquidmorphium” frame (stronger than titanium, “high-tech ceramic feel”)
- Ultra-strong sapphire glass display (similar to the iPhone’s camera lens material)
- AI Assistant “Sir ALAN” (“amplified intelligence”, “enhanced concierge capabilities”)
Aside from the weird techno-mumbo-jumbo, Turing’s Appassionato seems like a regular flagship offering, nevermind the fact that it’s beating with a last-gen SD 820. None of that triple SD 830, 18GB RAM, augmented reality nonsense in this one. TRI even abandoned their ambitious Sailfish OS, in favor of going back to the Android ecosystem.
It remains to be seen whether TRI can turn this concept phone into a reality, given their eccentric track record. TCL is in the mix now, though, so there’s a brighter glimmer of hope in TRI’s future.