Silent Circle, a US-based smartphone maker, had unveiled its security focused Blackphone in MWC, 2014. And now the company has unveiled the successor to the anti-snooping handset. Named Blackphone 2, the device offers data privacy and control directly to users.
The Blackphone 2 runs on a heavily customized Android OS naming SilentOS. For making the latest interface, the company has given a complete makeover to its earlier PrivatOS. Apart from the OS, the Blackphone 2 features a 5.5-inch, 1080x1920 pixels display and is powered by a 64 bit octa core processor backed by 3GB RAM memory.
The Blackphone 2 also offers 32GB built-in storage along with expandability support through micro SD card. Powered by a 3,060 mAh battery, the device also offers 4G LTE connectivity.
Although the device will be available by September, Silent Circle has started accepting pre-orders for the upcoming device through its official website. The page doesn't mention the price of the device but the manufacturer had already declared the device will be available for the same price as its predecessor. The Blackphone comes for $629, roughly around Rs 41,100.
Alongside, the manufacturer has also announced to roll out a tablet device running on the same operating system. Dubbed Blackphone Plus, the tablet is expected to be more secure than those offered by its competitors but is expected to come with a hefty price tag.
A Blackphone device stores the encryption key on the user's device; the key gets automatically destroyed at the end of each call, making it more secure and private. Blackphone devices come with essential business features such as video chat and conference call.