$14,000 Android Phone With Military-Grade Security
The new Solarin Android smartphone costs $14,000. The team behind Solarin, Sirin Labs, announced the details on its smartphone Tuesday, which the company said is designed for international business people who want to keep sensitive information private.
According to the company’s press release, the phone uses the same communication encryption technology as the military.
That kind of security is enticing to some people, but $14,000 goes farther than encryption. Inside the Solarin is a base storage of 128GB, 4GB of RAM and a Snapdragon 810 2GHz eight-core processor. It also boasts five antennas and 24 LTE bands, reaching data speeds of up to 4.6 Gbps.
Solarin is a 5.5-inch phone but weighs more than half a pound. That’s pretty heavy. There’s a 23.8-megapixel camera and fingerprint sensor surrounded by Italian leather, as well as a special security switch you can press to ensure maximum security during phone calls or while sending messages.
Sirin Labs got $72 million in seed funding from a few people last year, including Moshe Hogeg, founder of the bafflingly limited messaging app Yo.