Is $14,000 a Reasonable Tag for a "Secure" Smartphone?

We had given you a sneak peek into the world’s most expensive phone back in April, which was estimated to be priced at $10,000. The device has finally been unveiled in London by Sirin Labs for a price of $14,000 (over Rs 9 lakh).

Bringing speculations to an end, Israeli start-up Sirin Labs has officially unveiled its high-end Android smartphone that promises chip-to-chip 256-bit encryption similar to what the military uses.

Dubbed as the ‘Rolls Royce of smartphones’, the device called Solarin is activated via a physical security switch on the back and was launched on Tuesday at an event in London, reported.

In terms of specifications, Solarin packs in a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, promises “far superior” Wi-Fi connectivity, a 23.8MP rear camera and a 5.5-inch IPS LED 2K resolution screen.

Sirin Labs collaborated with communication security firm KoolSpan to offer “the most advanced privacy technology, currently unavailable outside the agency world.”

Tal Cohen, CEO and Co Founder of Sirin LabsCyber attacks are endemic across the globe. This trend is on the increase. Solarin is pioneering new, uncompromising privacy measures to provide customers with greater confidence and the reassurance necessary to handle business-critical information.

The device for the rich and famous, can be bought at Sirin Labs’ first retail store in Mayfair, London from 1 June, and at Harrods, Knightsbridge from June 30.

“Every single design decision and material choice was based on performance and functionality,” added Fredrik Öijer, vice president (products) at Sirin Labs.