Protecting one’s privacy is something that many people desire and will go to great lengths to protect it. Privacy for most people starts with electronic communications and the smartphone is at the top of that list.
Earlier this week SIRIN Labs announced the launch of the SOLARIN, a super phone of sorts – one that the company says is the worlds first “truly smart” phone. The phone geared towards the travelling business professional, is meant to ultra secure while at the same time not compromising on looks and usability. The company boasts that the device has over 2,500 inner components, and superior exterior compared to any other smartphone on the market – they believe it’s the best mobile phone in the world.
The mobile phones main selling point is its extreme attention to ones privacy. The SOLARIN features a custom privacy package powered by Zimperium one of the leaders in mobile threat protection technology. They have products like zIPS a mobile Intrusion Protection System (IPS) and zIAP that use and In-App Protection SDK to identify threats and provide immediate mitigation.
The company says its incorporated privacy technology that is normally limited to government agencies. The phone also comes with chip-to-chip 256-bit AES encryption provided by KoolSpan another major player in the secure communications solutions – they sell the TrustChip which is a tamper-resistant, mobile device security module that secures phone calls and text messages.
The security features are activated by pressing the Security Switch located on the back of the phone – this brings the device into “shielded mode” which in turn allows for encrypted calls and messages.
The SOLARIN Fire Black Carbon Titanium – the based model – sports a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, 4GB of Low Power Double Data Rate memory (LPDDR), a Adreno 430 GPU, and 128 GB of internal memory storage. The phone also supports advanced WiFi technology, offering WiGig (802.11ad) multi-gigabit Wi-Fi technology – which allows up to 4.6Gbps speeds.
The display and camera won’t disappoint either, as it sports a 23.8-megapixel camera, with laser auto-focus , four-tone flash, plus a front facing flash and a 5.5” IPS LED 2k resolution screen. As for audio the phone has a state-of-the-art sound system with beam forming audio that uses three bass-boosted speakers, all linked through a smart amplifier meant to maximize volume but also control distortion.
While the phone does have all the bells and whistles, it does come with a hefty price starting at $13,800. It’s clear that the market for this phone is the wealthy business professional that is looking for extreme privacy on his or her smartphone or possibly a CEO/President of a company that is legitimately concerned about their company’s intellectual property being stolen. This is not a phone that consumers will be upgrading to on their two-year contract renewal with their carrier.