At a time Cyber security is one of the toughest issues facing the internet age, scores are spending quite a lot trying to keep their sensitive personal information safe. But how much is a lot depends on what we looking at.
One company which thinks a lot is paying close to £10,000 (about $15,000) to stay secured online is UK-based tech startup Sirin Labs.
The company based in the UK has revealed its new luxury smartphone – the Solarin which is priced at a monstrous £9,500.
The phone is tagged as having a “military grade” security and is designed for the “international business person who carries a lot of sensitive information but doesn’t want to compromise on usability, quality or design”
Body, Design and Features of the very secure Sirin Labs Solarin
In the body design aspect, the Sirin Labs Solarin comes in a metal matrix composite chassis that uses titanium panels, and a 5.5-inch 2k display which is protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass 4 on the curved display and camera lens.
The ultra high-end device is in fact an Android phone. It boots Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out-of-the-box but is heavily fortified with a myriad of security features running underneath Google’s Android OS. The entire set up is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 chip.
The Sirin Labs Solarin smartphone, which the company spent two years developing, features what the company calls “Zimperium state-of-the-art threat protection”, which is reputed to be capable of stopping a range of cyber attacks.
It also includes what Sirin Labs says is the “most advanced privacy technology, currently unavailable outside the agency world”.
The ‘shielded mode’ supposedly enables fully encrypted calls and messages, and Sirin Labs has partnered with KoolSpan to integrate chip-to-chip 256-bit AES encryption.
All the owner just need to do is flip a ‘security switch’ on the back of the handset and the phone will immediately enter shielded mode.
In the camera department the Sirin Labs Solarin smartphone features a massively huge 23.8MP rear camera.
The Solarin can also reach three times the bandwidth of a standard smartphone with support for 801.11ac 2×2 MU-MIMO.
The Solarin armoured smartphone comes in four different finishes: Fire Black Carbon Leather with Titanium, Fire Black Carbon Leather with Yellow Gold, Fire Black Carbon Leather with Diamond-like Carbon, and Crystal White Carbon Leather with Diamond-like Carbon.
The phone is available at Harrods or Sirin Labs’ store in Mayfair, UK from June 1 for those who’ve got an extra £10,000 ($15,000) lying around. This would cost close to N300,000 if ever the smartphones finds its way into the shelves in phone stores in Nigeria.