As we all know, Sirin Labs was able to raise $72M seed capital to launch a secure smartphone and that phone named – Solarin, is ready to go on sale from June 1, but only at Sirin’s retail store in London.
The phone’s color options are rather simple – black or white leather for the back of the handset with carbon, titanium, or gold edges.
But what’s so special about this smartphone?
Well, it’s cost is special, as it is priced at a whopping $14,000 (agaped? Same here).
The Swiss-Israeli start-up Sirin Labs, the makers of this super-secure smartphone, says that the Android smartphone uses encryption that is until now has not been available unless you’re a government agent. Because Solarin uses 256-bit AES chip-to-chip encryption.
However, it’s not on all the time; you’ve to activate it using a switch on the back of the handset.
Other Features of Solarin Include:
Connectivity, the phone’s download speed is 450Mbps and it supports 24 LTE bands. It also has 802.11ad gigabit Wi-Fi.
Of course, the usefulness of these features depends on whether or not you can find carriers or hotspots that can deliver the bandwidth.
However, regardless of your data connection, you can still enjoy the 23.8-megapixel camera, 5.5-inch IPS LED display, and three speakers boosted by a built-in amplifier.
It has a base storage of 128GB, 4GB of RAM and a Snapdragon 810 2GHz eight-core processor. And it’s pretty heavy also.
All this sounds pretty impressive, but it pretty much matches the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge’s hardware features.
What’s our take on the phone?
The company said on Tuesday that Solarin is designed for international businesspeople who want to keep sensitive information private.
That kind of security might be enticing to some people, but $14,000 goes farther than encryption.
Therefore, it clearly isn’t made for the average person.
Whether or not the phone will succeed is questionable, but the prospective Solarin owners will likely want a lot more besides encryption and style for that kind of money.