A new company dubbed Sirin Labs is getting into privacy-focused category of devices and has launched its first Solarin smartphone targeted at premium segment.
Priced at GBP 9,500 (roughly $14,000 or Rs. 9 lakhs) before taxes, the Sirin Solarin is now available online. It looks like the world’s most expensive Android smartphone, there have been plenty that cost significantly more – including a few over a million US dollars – featuring precious metal bodies encrusted with gems.
It might have 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. It 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 runs Android 5.1 Lollipop that’s been heavily customised for security. For privacy, Solarin will pack mobile threat protection app from security expert Zimperium. It integrate chip-to-chip 256-bit AES encryption that sports a Security Switch on the back which when activated enters a shielded mode were users can make calls and send messages which are fully encrypted.
It is made with metal matrix composite chassis in the Solarin which incorporates titanium panels for structural strength and uses Corning Gorilla Glass 4 to protect the curved display. The rear sports leather material.
This top end premier smartphone sports a 5.5-inch IPS LED display with 2K (1440×2560 pixels) screen resolution powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor and supports 4G LTE offering up to 450 Mbps download speeds and up to 150 Mbps upload speeds, coupled with support for 24 bands LTE compatibility. It comes with a 23.8-megapixel rear camera, and an 8-megapixel front facing camera. For connectivity, it supports Wi-Fi 802.11ac. It has a capacity of 4GB RAM and includes a 128GB of storage. There is a 4040mAh battery on board and also supports Qualcomm Quick Charge for fast charging. It weighs in at a very heavy 250 grams.