Sirin Labs has launched the ‘Solarin’ a high end Android smartphone which the company is touting as the ‘Rolls Royce of Smartphones’. Aimed at the 1% the $14,000 has some strong specifications – a 24 megapixel camera with laser auto focus, 5.5 inch 2K IPS display, finger print sensor, a speedy 8 core Qualcomm processor, 4 gigs of RAM, 128 GB of storage, 4000 mAh battery, waterproofing, etc. All of this can be enclosed in a case of your choice – Fibre Black Carbon Titanium, Fibre Black Carbon DLC, Fibre Black Carbon Yellow Gold and Crystal White Carbon DLC.
Its security is promising ‘the most advanced privacy technology available outside the agency world’. Along with protection from network host based attacks the phone also offer email encryption and chip level 256 bit end to end VoIP call encryption.
Unfortunately Solarin lacks a concierge service, a service that separated Vertu from the rest. A single point contact just a phone call or a tap away. Maybe the company would introduce it later as an add on, but for now it is just the above specifications and military grade encryption that tries to justify the $14,000 price tag. The Solarin is available online and at the company’s newly opened boutique at Mayfair, London.
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