Solarin is a super high-end phone with super high-end security features from a new start up company Sirin Labs
If you're a business leader, entrepreneur or financier with a lot of confidential information, a lot of communication needs, and the wherewithal to drop ten grand (sterling) on a phone, then Sirin Labs thinks you're a potential customer.
- A 2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 octa-core SoC with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage;
- A 5.5-inch Gorilla Glass 4-protected IPS LCD with 2,560 by 1,440 resolution (538ppi), delivering 120 percent of the sRGB colour gamut, 1,500:1 typical contrast ratio and 600cd/m2 typical brightness;
- A 24-megapixel main camera with laser autofocus, quad-tone flash, optical image stabilisation and 4k video recording at 30fps, plus an 8-megapixel front camera with flash, electrical image stabilisation and HD video recording at 60fps;
- An audio subsystem comprising three bass-boosted speakers and four microphones, plus a smart amplifier designed to maximise volume while minimising distortion;
- Support for 24 LTE bands, 802.11ac wi-fi with 2x2 MU-MIMO and 60GHz WiGig; and
- A 4,040mAh li-ion battery with claimed talk time of 31 hours (UMTS), standby time of 'over 2 weeks' and Qualcomm QuickCharge 2.0 support
Solarin comes in Fibre Black Carbon Titanium, Fibre Black Carbon DLC, Fibre Black Carbon Yellow Gold and Crystal White Carbon DLC variants.
Security is Sirin Labs' main focus, and its solution for the Solarin phone comprises three main elements:
- Mobile threat protection from Zimperium, offering continuous protection against network, host-based and physical attacks;
- Encrypted email powered by ProtonMail, which combines public-key cryptography with symmetric encryption protocols to offer end-to-end encryption via a 2-password system; and
- Security Shield from KoolSpan, which enables hardware-based, end-to-end encrypted VoIP calls and messages using military-grade AES-256, FIPS 140-2 encryption. Security Shield mode is activated via a sliding Security Switch above the camera lens, which also shuts down unnecessary operations on the phone.
This exciting device offers us a brief glimpse into the future of more commercial smartphones.