Most Secure Android Blackphone Priced $629

Most Secure Android Blackphone Priced $629
Most Secure Android Blackphone Priced $629

As we already heard about Blackphone; the most secure of all Android Smartphones, is now revealed at MWC Barcelona and prices at $629. It’ll retail at $629 unlocked and has similar specs to comparably-priced Android devices. While its final components might be altered later, right now the developers are aiming to equip the device with a 2GHz quad-core processor, 4.7-inch HD IPS display, LTE connectivity, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage (no microSD card slot in sight), 8-megapixel rear and 1.3-megapixel front cameras.

The Blackphone will come loaded with a derivative version of Android called PrivatOS that’s supposedly more secure, and it’ll be bundled with two-year subscriptions to a few privacy tools. These include Silent Circle’s encrypted app suite (for messages, calls and contacts), a VPN, anonymous search and browsing tools, and secure cloud storage. You’ll also get a free Wi-Fi analyzer and a remote wipe and recovery tool. Plus, if you place very little faith in carriers — the Blackphone will work with any GSM carrier, though it’s partnered with KPN Mobile in Europe for launch — you’ll be happy that the creators will issue software updates directly.

Now, if you’re looking for a foolproof device to shield you from stalkers, hackers or, you know, government agencies, it may best to wait for more info before shelling out your cash. We still don’t know whether the phone touts secure hardware, and you can only text or call people through Silent Circle’s apps if they’re users, as well. Sure, the device comes with one-year subscriptions to the app suite for three friends and family, but that certainly won’t cover all your contacts. Also, the security only lasts as long as you use those apps — which will cost you and your friends after the first twelve months. Blackphone general manager Toby Weir-Jones even said: “We’ve never made the claim we’re offering an NSA-proof device, but we are offering a tool that makes a huge difference to someone who’s using no privacy tools at all.” You can pre-order one right now and get your paws on it sometime in June. Don’t forget to look at the video below.



Amarnath Natarajan

I am a freelance programmer and tech enthusiast. In my spare time I contribute to this website.

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