Silent Circle has launched the second version of its security-focused smartphone, dubbed as Blackphone 2.
Along with the Blackphone 2, the Silent Circle has also announced a tablet named as Blackphone+, which will be launched later this year. Till now, there is no pricing and its availability has been announced.
The Blackphone 2 comes with an updated version of the firm’s PrivatOS 1.1, which is based on Android. It features a 5.5-inch full-HD display which is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and is powered by a 64-bit octa-core processor with 3GB of RAM.
Blackphone 2 features 4G LTE connectivity and supports a microSD card slot. It is backed by a 3060mAh battery. It allowed the user to make and receive secure calls, send encrypted text messages, store files securely and browse the web through an anonymous VPN. It also enabled users to assign different logins for different sections inside the device. Users will be able to assign a login for document apps and set a different login for communication apps.
The Blackphone 2 is priced at $649, however, availability details are not yet known. According to news, the newly announced Blackphone+ tablet will feature a 7-inch display and will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset.