Sirin Labs unveils Solarin, a $14,000 super-secure Android smartphone


Sirin Labs has officially launched a super high-end Android smartphone dubbed Sirin Solarin at an event in London. The device is priced at GBP 9,500 (approximately Rs 9 lakhs). It will be available in 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.

In terms of specifications, the smartphone features a 5.5-inch IPS LED display with a 2K screen along with a 1440 x 2560 pixels resolution. It uses Corning Gorilla Glass 4 for protection. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor paired with 4GB RAM.

Running Android 5.1 Lollipop, the Sirin Solarin includes an internal storage of 128GB. It comes equipped with a 23.8MP rear camera with an 8MP front facing camera. It is backed by a 4040mAh battery and weighs 250 grams. It has been heavility customised for security. The company has also partnered with KoolSpan to integrate chip-to-chip 256-bit AES encryption.

Sirin Labs has been founded in 2013 by Kazakh entrepreneur Kenges Rakishev, Israeli venture capitalist Moshe Hogeg and former McKinsey consultant Tal Cohen.

Tal Cohen, CEO and Co-founder of SIRIN LABS said, “Cyber-attacks are endemic across the globe. This trend is on the increase. Just one attack can severely harm reputations and finances. SOLARIN is pioneering new, uncompromising privacy measures to provide customers with greater confidence and the reassurance necessary to handle business-critical information.”

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