Archos' Android-based GranitePhone focuses on privacy, costs a lot
posted by Florin T. / Oct 12, 2015, 4:53 PM
According to Archos and Sikur, everything on the GranitePhone is encrypted (calls, messages, etc.), thanks to multiple layers of protection and a "secure operating system" that's based on Android. Unfortunately, for now there aren't too many details on this OS, though we can take a quick look at it in the promo video embedded below.
Hardware-wise, the GranitePhone resembles the Archos Diamond 50 (which costs just $200), thus being powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor, while sporting a 5-inch 1080p display. It's also got LTE connectivity, a 16 MP rear camera, an 8 MP front-facing camera, 2 GB of RAM, and 16 GB of expandable storage space. So, is anyone willing to spend $849 on this phone?
sources: GranitePhone, Archos (PDF)
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I don't trust Archos in the slightest
posted on Oct 12, 2015, 4:56 PM 2
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It's a French company, not Chinese. I've had an Archos before and it was great.
posted on Oct 12, 2015, 7:04 PM 3
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My first MP3 player was Archos Studio 10, it survived drops of up to 2 mts. After that I got the Gmini402 and then the beastly AV500, you could even record TV shows in VGA quality... they used to offer so many features and include many accessories with their devices.... After that they took "Apple's" route and made everything proprietary and charge extra without even having the recognition for it. No more Archos for me. They used to be innovators and a great alternative to popular products... now they only try to compete by catching on.
posted on Oct 13, 2015, 10:38 AM 0
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Android and privacy? It is some kind of joke? "All your personal data are belong to us" - Google.
posted on Oct 12, 2015, 10:46 PM 2
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Joke of the year? 850 bucks for a crappy, Chinese phone? Lmao, oh my sides. That's a good one archos.
posted on Oct 12, 2015, 5:49 PM 2
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Not sure why you'd consider this a Chinese phone when Archos is French and Sikur is Brazillian.
posted on Oct 12, 2015, 6:14 PM 8
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Lol ever since the whole Snowden incident, companies have been harking on this whole privacy security stuff like a marketing cow. This phone will likely prove no more significantly different than any other. Just offer a higher price tag and crappy hardware
posted on Oct 12, 2015, 11:11 PM 1
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" the GranitePhone is expensive because its makers believe that users value their privacy more than they'd value the features of a normal high-end smartphone..." If that was true, BB would still be in the market and not going bankrupt.
posted on Oct 12, 2015, 11:48 PM 1
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