Monday, June 6, 2016

A Military-Grade Phone That's Not Worth It

Solarin Phone
The Solarin Phone (pictured above) was supposed to be a military-grade phone that includes high-end security features built into it. Unfortunately, it comes from a company that has no track record, it costs US$ 14,000, and it's not really as high-end as many would have hoped.

Sirin Labs is a company that came out of nowhere to announce this phone, which has components that likely cost under US$ 200 all together. The device runs an unknown operating system — though the image above seems to suggest it's Android — and it features military-grade encryption as well as a "Security Switch" that will put the phone in a "shielded mode" and let users make secure phone calls.

"Solarin comes with Zimperium state-of-the-art mobile threat protection that thwarts the broadest array of advanced device, network, and application mobile cyberattacks, without impairing usability or functionality of a top-of-the-range smartphone," the company explained in its press release.

The phone's features are not that high-end by this year's standards, but the Solarin would probably be a top of the line device last year. It packs a 5.5-inch 2K display, a Snapdragon 810 processor, 4GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, a 23.8-megapixel camera with laser-assisted autofocus, an 8-megapixel front-facing camera and a 4,040 mAh battery. It even comes with mesmerizing Wi-Fi capabilities, including WiGig (802.11ad) multi-gigabit Wi-Fi technology, and 802.11ac 2x2 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi support that'll be useless in most households.

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