Blackphone 2 is the second generation smartphone from security focused company Silent Circle featuring new Android based PrivatOS. It is mainly aimed at people who value their privacy and security.
“While the rest of the market is going one way, with selfie sticks and curved screens, we’re going down another, to the heart of problems, sticking with privacy and security,” said Silent Circle’s co-founder Mike Janke.
The Blackphone 2 features a 5.5-inch Full HD display with resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. It is powered by 64-bit octa core processor and 3GB RAM. For connectivity, it supports Bluetooth 4.1, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS/GPS-A and LTE mobile connections. For storage, it comes with a micro-SD card slot. In addition to that Blackphone 2 comes with a powerful non removable 3060mAh battery.
The Blackphone 2 comes pre-installed with Android based PrivatOS 1.1 including a new feature called Spaces that keeps personal and work apps separate, and enable employers to lock and wipe it if necessary.
“Never before have private citizens been under barrage from world governments – hacking, vacuuming, and chipping away at our privacy,” said Mike Janke at the launch.
“We’re replacing BlackBerry, we don’t care that BlackBerry CEO is throwing nasty things about us onto Twitter. We’re going to dominate them,” he added.
The Blackphone 2 will be available to purchase in selected markets for $649. Stay tuned for more updates.