Online security is a critical issue and one that is also important for your smartphone as well. Although big companies such as Apple and Samsung have widely popular flagship phones, when it comes to security, they aren’t exactly as secure as you would expect them to be. Sikur, a security software developer, has just launched the GranitePhone, which it claims to be the most secure smartphone available in the market.
The phone was first shown in February at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and is manufactured by Archos.
When it comes to specifications, the GranitePhone does not hit the ball out of the park. It is powered by Qualcomm’s 64 bit, eight core SnapDragon 615 processor, which is the exact same CPU as the Archos Diamond 50 smartphone. The two phones share a lot of similarities including 2GB RAM, 16GB of internal storage, 5 inch full HD display, 16 megapixel rear and 8 megapixel front cameras, and a decent 2,700 mAh battery, along with access to 4G mobile networks.
“We managed to design a completely secure, private and productive device, eliminating any breach against your privacy, data theft and espionage”
Sikur hasn’t divulged enough information on the details of the software for now but it’s making some pretty wild claims. “We managed to design a completely secure, private and productive device, eliminating any breach against your privacy, data theft and espionage” said its website, where it is also mentioned that the device offers an extremely private and secure environment with various authentication layers, high levels of encryption and a secure operating system with no back doors.
Now exactly how much are you willing to dish out for privacy? Sikur is asking you to trust its GranitePhone for a pretty hefty price tag of $849 (Tk. 66,500) whereas the Diamond 50 only cost $225 (Tk. 17,500). The company hopes that customers will pay extra to use its software in the phone and in the cloud. The GranitePhone runs Sikur’s GraniteOS which provides access to cloud-based storage and other related services.
It seems unlikely that the GranitePhone will be able to have a massive appeal, particularly owing to its high price and specifications that aren’t exactly top-notch. However, if you are really keen on having maximum security on your mobile device, you could perhaps give the GranitePhone a try.