Sirin Labs Raises $72M Seed Capital To Launch A Secure Smartphone
Sirin Labs was founded in 2013 by Kenges Rakishev, Moshe Hogeg, the guy behind Yo and Mobli, and former McKinsey consultant, Tal Cohen.
Now in 2016, this stealth Israeli startup has raised a whopping sum of $72 million to bring what it touts as the “Rolls-Royce of smartphones” to the market.
Just like Vertu was snapped up by a slew of Chinese investors, Sirin Labs also counts Renren, Chinese Internet Company among its new investors. Alongside RenRen, Singulariteam and Rakishev too reinvested in this new innovation.
Things You Should Know About ‘Solarin’ From Sirin Labs
‘Solarin’ no doubt, will come with a pricey price tag to the market, but it’ll create a genuine impression on the smartphone market. If this smart device is not able to meet up to the expectations of the users, then its cost will definitely pinch them.
Last week, the company pushed its website live prematurely and revealed its launch date i.e. May 17.
This high-end device will based on Android operating system and will go on sale globally through Sirin Labs’ own e-commerce site. It also plans to open additional retail stores across North America, Europe, and Asia.
What would be the price of this “super” phone?
Well, we still don’t know what Sirin Labs has been working on, beyond it was to “create the most advanced mobile device which combines the highest privacy settings and operates faster than any other phone.
The company is also very tight lipped about the features of the phone. And we don’t know why.
As for the price, it’s a mystery. We can only speculate that it’ll be priced in the region of $10,000 to $15,000 and will have one focus – Security.
Since the withering away of BlackBerry has left a vacuum none of the bigger brands have been able to fill, this phone has high chances of becoming successful.
As for me, I’m very happy with my iPhone 6. At least until I get a glimpse of 7 or this Sirin Labs innovation doesn’t burn a big hole in my pocket.