Sirin Solrin, the most expensive smartphone, got launched in May-2016 in London. Sirin Labs is an Israeli startup that entered the market two years ago intending to “to bring tomorrow to our customers, today”. As per the company, Sirin is the world’s most secure Android smartphone. This smartphone claims to have chip-to-chip 256-bit encryption reminiscent of military technologies. It is available at a whopping price of $ 14,000 (nearly 9 lakh INR). It is currently only available at the company’s London flagship store. It will also go on sale at Harrod’s chain of stores starting June 30. The Solarin will touch North American and Asian markets later this year.
As per Tal Cohen, CEO and Co-founder of Sirin Labs, “Cyber 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,”
Below are the key features of this highly secure and most expensive smartphone:
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor.
- 5 inch IPS LED 2K resolution screen.
- 8MP rear camera and an 8-megapixel front camera.
- 4GB of RAM.
- 128GB of internal storage (cannot be expanded).
- 4040mAh non-removable battery.
- Single SIM (GSM), accepts a Nano-SIM.
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, 4G.
- Sensors: Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, and Gyroscope.
- Weighing in at 250 grams and having a width of 78mm.
- Water and dust resistant.
Luxury smartphones are not new in the market as, In 2012, Nokia sold luxury-phone brand maker Vertu. After leaving Nokia, Vertu brought its first Android device “Vertu Ti” to market.
According to media reports, they priced it at a whopping Rs 6,49,990 in India. It has dual-core 1.7GHz processor along with 1GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.