Silent Circle is a minor producer of Android devices that did a bit of a stir in the past for having touched a sensitive issue: that of the privacy and Security of smartphone owners. The first model was equipped with an Android variant Blackphone (called Silent OS) without any data tracking system, immune to advertising and (almost) inviolable hackers. This obviously means no Google services and especially no app.
So here comes the Blackphone 2, this time with Google services, including the Play Store. The device preorders had already started a few months ago and Silent Circle has met the promised time frame for delivery.
The price is way high, also in relation to the technical data sheet: they are used 799 $ to buy the device. We summarize the information directly from the official site:
- 5 “FHDdisplay
- SOC QualcommSnapdragon 615 octa-core
- RAM 3 GB
- 32 GB of internal storage, expandable via microSD (max 128 GB)
- Main camera from 13 MP with backlight (BSI)
- Front camera 5 MP
- 3060 mAhbattery
- LTE Connectivity
Currently available 2 Blackphone is only for the American market. A variation internationally, Europe included, will arrive in the coming days. We’ll see how Word converts the price.