Sirin Solarin: Most Secure & Might Be Most Expensive Android Smartphone
It is a difficult time for mobile companies as lot of Chinese company are steping in this field. Profits in the Android world are nonexistent, and most of the industry's established names are struggling. In such a crucial time Sirin Labs' has launched its premium £9,500 Solarin phone ($14,000 (plus tax), seems like such a risky move. But company co-founder Moshe Hogeg thinks he can succeed where so many others have failed.
Privacy has been lately a topic of concern in smartphone industry. Now Sirin Labs is getting into privacy-focused category of devices with launch of Solarin phone.
This premium device priced at GBP 9,500 (roughly $14,000 or Rs. 9 lakhs) before taxes, the Sirin Solarin is now available online and in its first store in Mayfair, London and Harrods, Knightsbridge.
Some reports also claims the Solarin to be the world's most expensive android smartphone.
At launch, the company says that the Solarin will be available in different variants such as Fire Black Carbon Leather with Titanium; Fire Black Carbon Leather with Diamond-like Carbon; Fire Black Carbon Leather with Yellow Gold, and Crystal White Carbon Leather with Diamond-like Carbon. The company has not revealed pricing for the different variants of the Solarin smartphone.
The company claimed that Solarin is made up of over 2,500 inner components and has been developed after two years of R&D at facilities in Sweden and Tel Aviv.
The smartphone specifications are as follows: It featured Android 5.1 Lollipop that's been heavily customised for security. For privacy, Solarin has pack mobile threat protection app from security expert Zimperium. The company partnered with KoolSpan to integrate chip-to-chip 256-bit AES encryption (as we received lately in WhatsApp).
The handset sports a Security Switch on the back that when flipped activates a shielded mode where users can make calls and send messages that are fully encrypted. Device uses Corning Gorilla Glass 4 to protect the curved display. The rear sports leather material.
The Solarin has a 5.5-inch IPS LED display with a 2K (1440x2560 pixels) screen resolution. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor and supports 4G LTE coupled with support for 24 bands LTE compatibility.
It bears a 23.8-megapixel rear camera, and an 8-megapixel front facing camera. For connectivity, Solarin supports Wi-Fi 802.11ac. The smartphone packs 4GB of RAM and includes 128GB of inbuilt storage. There is a 4040mAh battery on board and it also supports Qualcomm Quick Charge for fast charging. It weighs around 250 grams.
Commenting on the launch, Moshe Hogeg, President and Co-founder, Sirin Labs said, "We do not accept that price drives what's available in technology. With Solarin, we break the rules."