New secure high-end handset for executives will launch next month, priced close to $20,000

New secure high-end handset for executives will launch next month, priced close to $20,000
Talk about a high-end smartphone! Sirin Labs, a British-Israeli start-up company, will be launching a new handset next month that is aimed at executives. With a price tag close to $20,000, the phone will be powered by Android and will carry advanced technology that will be three years ahead of the commercial market. It also will feature military-grade security.

Sirin Labs has raised $72 million in private funding from Israeli venture capital fund Singulariteam, and plans on opening its first store next month in London's Mayfair. Investor Kenges Rakishev came up with the idea for the phone after his handset was hacked in 2013. According to Hogeg, who is the co-founder and president of Sirin, at the time "there were no good solutions that combined high-end technologies with maximum security."


As for the extraordinary price of the new device, Hogeg said that thousands of executives wouldn't mind paying such a high price for a secure phone. After all, the information lost in a hack attack could be worth much more than the price of the handset.

source: Reuters

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16 Comments

1. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

"The phone will be powered by Android and will carry advanced technology that will be three years ahead of the commercial market." They must have the same marketing team as OnePlus. The 2017, 2018, 2019 flagship killer?

2. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

terrorist's executives also love these high security phone /s btw, what happens to turing phone and blackphone? did they still 'secure'?

6. 2.5GHz

Posts: 270; Member since: Apr 03, 2016

"terrorist's executives also love these high security phone /s"... That's how the world is. Security and everything great in tech can not only be used by good guys, but by the bad guys as well.

14. newuser1

Posts: 276; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

terrorist ????

3. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2251; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

i bet its a 8mp cam w/o OIS,.

4. Leo_MC

Posts: 6173; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Do you think a busy CEO has the time to worry about iso, brightness and resolution on his phone?

5. 2.5GHz

Posts: 270; Member since: Apr 03, 2016

Of course not. @bugsbunny00 was just being sarcastic. lel

7. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Why ? Don't CEOs don't have a break ? Don't they need a decent camera for conference calls on phone ? If the phone is 25 times more expensive then a regular phone it better have all the best things.

15. Leo_MC

Posts: 6173; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Of course they do. But a smart person doesn't bother with how things work (do you know how many rotations develops the engine of your refrigerator or how many cubic meters are drawn by your hood in an hour? no, and you don't care) as long as they work, unless they are passionate.

16. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

They don't but these small things affect the overall picture quality. So even though they might not know if the phone has OIS or not the shakey pictures will speak for itself.

17. Leo_MC

Posts: 6173; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Your priorities are not everyone's priorities.

8. shy2papa

Posts: 336; Member since: Jan 23, 2010

Lol that's not enough they should make it 1,000.000 million dollars instead made out of titanium and Sapphire glass and run a nuclear reactor lol

10. apakalo1

Posts: 67; Member since: Nov 19, 2015

A bet you, all these are fraud. No one should believe in anything done by human being.

11. apakalo1

Posts: 67; Member since: Nov 19, 2015

A bet you, all these are fraud. No one should believe in anything done by human being. It CAN be tempered with ; anytime it's needed

12. apakalo1

Posts: 67; Member since: Nov 19, 2015

Any executive in illegal deals and businesses will for sure need security so as not to hack the bad thing they do. So even if it's sold 1 Zillion dollars, at least one person will surely buy. Grazy world

13. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

These 'luxury' phones always have sub-flagship specs. We'll see what they produce. I bet Android 5.0, SD 810, 3 gb of ram.

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