The über-secure Blackphone will be powered by 2GHz NVIDIA Tegra 4i CPU


When the Blackphone was officially announced at MWC in Barcelona this past February, we finally knew just about everything there was to know about it, in broad strokes at least.

The Android powered secure smartphone uses a suite of subscription based security apps to up the level of security on the mobile device. When you buy the Blackphone, a two-year subscription to that encryption suite is included.

The device, a result between a partnership created by Silent Circle and Geeksphone, retails for $629, and its Android 4.4 underpinnings deliver what Blackphone calls PrivatOS, which basically eliminates the default data tracking and app permissions that are “on” by default in Android. Today, specifications for the Blackphone were updated. The secure device has a 4.7-inch 720p display, 8MP main camera, 5MP front facing camera, 2,000mAh battery, 1GB of RAM, and 16GB of expandable storage.

At the Blackphone’s announcement, the CPU was stated simply as a quad-core 2GHz unit, but no mention as to who would be providing the silicon. That cat is now officially out of the bag, as it was announced today that the heartbeat of the Blackphone would be an NVIDIA Tegra 4i quad-core CPU tuned to 2GHz. It is integrated with NVIDIA’s i500 LTE modem. The Tegra 4i should have no trouble managing graphics either with 60 custom GPU cores.

The Blackphone sold out almost as soon as it was announced in February. The company is on track to deliver final devices in Europe and the Americas in June.

source: SGP Technologies

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