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The most secure phone you’ve never heard of

Your current smartphone probably isn't that secure. 

iPhone? Someone can break it. Standard Android? Even easier to hack

The Turing Phone (no relation) claims to be one of the most secure smartphones ever made - and might well point toward our paranoid phone future.

The creation of Turing Robotic Industries (who we're struggling to believe aren't an Orwellian punchline), the Turing Phone is super secure thanks to "end-to-end mobile authentication": rather than relying on third party apps to encrypt data transferred between phones, this nifty handset will add an extra layer of protection that means only the intended phone number will be able to read a sent message.

"Decentralized-authentication allows users to exchange sensitive data, credit card information, travel itineraries and private conversations, knowing their information will safely and securely reach only the device intended," writes the Turing website, except there's only one minor problem - to carry out the most secure aspects of the Turing Phone, you'll need to be sending data to another Turing Phone.

In a future that sees a lot more people carrying decentralised-encrypting phones in their pocket, this sort of tech makes sense - right now, it's an overly paranoid bauble on an otherwise neat smartphone. Built from a metal Turing is calling "Liquidmorphium", it's harder than the average smartphone, with a build stronger than steel or even titanium. In short, it won't bend when you sit on it.

All the other numbers associated with the phone's specs are less sci-fi: a 5.5-inch HD display, 13MP rear camera and up to 128GB of storage. Available in three colours (see below), orders are now open for three storage options: 16GB (£390), 64GB (£475) and 128GB (£560). The first orders are set to start shipping later this summer.

Until then, you'll just have to make do with sending your bank details in the old fashioned, hackable way.