UPDATE: the device is now available for purchase. The announcement was made by ARCHOS, the manufacturer chosen by Sikur to assemble the device. The price is fixed for now at 849$, instead of the announced 899.
There is a new niche of communication devices, which attract a lot of attention in theory but that in reality few actually buy, as well as rugged. Is that of “safe” smartphone, business-oriented, or those who generally work in environments that deal with sensitive information that must be preserved at all costs. We saw a few days ago that the new BlackPhone, today there is GranitePhone (http://www.themotorcyclers.com/memory-card-for-digital-camera.html). You may remember this name: at MWC 2015 at the beginning of the year we had stumbled into his operating system (a fork of Android) that ran on a Nexus 5, because the hardware of the “real” GranitePhone was not yet ready. Six months pass, and here comes the technical sheet:
- 5 “display with FHD 1080 p
- SOC Qualcomm Snapdragon 615, octa-core
- 2 GB RAM
- 16 GB of internal storage
- Main cams from 16 MP
- Front cam 8 MP
- 2700 mahbattery
The fork of Android, dubbed Granite OS, provides the highest level of encryption and privacy possible. This entails not only the total absence of Google Play and any other enterprise services, but also any other app that does not serve simply to communicate. Objectively is a bit thin as an offering, especially by calculating the $ 899 required to purchase (well, those who buy now has $ 50 discount), but if you need anyone interfering in your business.