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Secure and sexy Blackphone 2 now offered in the U.S., priced at $799

Secure and sexy Blackphone 2 now offered in the U.S., priced at $799
The BlackBerry Priv leak has made Android security a current topic for discussions, which makes it a perfect time for the Blackphone 2 to be launched in the U.S. Powered by a forked version of Android called Silent OS, the Blackphone 2 is being marketed as the most secure Android phone available. The device is available unlocked from the manufacturer's website for $799.

The Blackphone 2 features a Gorilla Glass protected 5.5-inch screen, carrying a 1080 x 1920 resolution. The Snapdragon 615 SoC is under the hood, bringing an octa-core 1.7GHz CPU and the Adreno 405 GPU. 3GB of LPDDR3 RAM is inside, along with 32GB of internal storage. For those who require additional memory, a 128GB capacity microSD slot is available. A 13MP camera is on back, while the front-facing 5MP snapper is employed for selfies and video chats. A non-removable 3060mAh battery keeps the phone running, and the Blackphone 2 supports 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and NFC connectivity.

You might recall that last year, BlackBerry responded to the Blackphone by saying that it was not secure enough for enterprise use. SGP Technologies, the developer of the Blackphone, responded by stating that its peer-to-peer encryption was spy proof, and superior to BlackBerry's system.

Last October, Silent Circle, the joint venture behind the Blackphone 2, announced that a secure tablet was being prepped. So far, there has been nothing pointing toward a secure slate from Silent Circle since the original comment from company CTO Jon Callas, who was being interviewed by CNBC at the time.

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source: SilentCircle via IndianExpress
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