Spotlight: The Turing Phone

There's the iPhone, the Samsung Galaxy series, LG G phones, HTC Ones, and a myriad of other phones toting identical functions, and copycat designs. And then there is the Turing Phone.

Made of a material called liquidmorphium, which is stronger than aluminum or steel, the phone is virtually unbreakable.

Its components are even covered in something called a “nano-coating” making the phone waterproof as well. Not even designed to be sealed, the Turing Phone can be submerged in water, drained, and go on working like nothing ever happened.

(From left to right) OnePlus One, Apple iPhone 6 Plus, Samsung Galaxy Note 4, LG G3

The phone runs Android 5.0 Lollipop but both Mashable and WIRED wrote that when they got their hands on the Turing Phone, it was running a custom launcher that made the phone's interface feel completely original.

It is currently unconfirmed whether or not that launcher will be included on the final device, but the phone's creator, SYL Chao, says the company plans on overhauling Google's vision of the Android OS.

Despite the obvious effort, the Turing Phone's main purpose is not to revamp smartphone design and hardware.

It is unbreakable, waterproof, but most importantly, it is unhackable.

Turing users can send encrypted messages between one another using a private, personalized encryption key associated with their finger print (there is a sensor on the side of the phone, like like iPhone's TouchID). Each key is created by a "Master Private Key", which comes online only to create the new key, going back offline as soon as its done.

This added security means the company could avoid a large-scale hack, like those that have plagued other companies and continue to worry consumers, resulting in the loss of private keys. Instead, in order to steal the master key, someone would have to physically break into the server's location and steal it.

In a post-snowden world, there could be a sizable market for a phone designed with security as its primary focus.

Pre-orders for the Turing Phone are expected to start on July 31. There are currently 16GB, 64GB, and 128GB versions being offered. Devices will arrive unlocked, but the company says they are working with carriers to make the phone more widely available.