Security-focused Android smartphones have been growing in popularity over the past year or so, and perhaps one of the most popular devices we’ve seen recently is the Turing Phone. Featuring a 5.0-inch Full HD display, a perfectly capable Snapdragon 801 processor backed by 3GB of RAM and a chassis made of liquidmetal, this device brings a lot to the table. So if you’ve already reserved your spot in line to purchase one of these secure smartphones, we have some good news – Turing Robotic Industries (TRI) have finally released some availability information for the handset.
If you happened to reserve your spot in line, you’ll be happy to hear that you can place your order for the Turing Phone on Monday, September 21st. Then on Thursday, September 24th, TRI is opening up pre-orders for a Dark Wyvern special edition Turing Phone, which will require a full payment of $999 the day you place your pre-order. There’s even a Dark Wyvern ‘Glaedr’ special edition option that will be available for $1,299, and only 3,000 of these devices will be produced. More details will be announced regarding this variant on Wednesday, September 9th.
Pictured below is the new Dark Wyvern version of the phone:
Also on the 24th, all folks who have reserved their spot in line will be prompted to pay for the device in full, with an option to upgrade to the Dark Wyvern variant as well. And finally, on Friday, December 18th, all Turing Phone orders are projected to ship. Now, this date is pretty far off, so just remember that anything can happen between now and then.
We were fortunate enough to go hands-on with this device back in July, and overall, we really liked what we saw. It’s an extremely solid device (both inside and out), features some of the most unique design elements we’ve ever seen on a smartphone, and also comes with quite a few software enhancements that will keep hackers out and your information safe. For more information, check out our full hands-on and first impressions post here.