Unhackable? Blackphone 2 vs Turing for world's safest phone
Two new smartphones expected to hit the market in the next two months promise to take on your privacy concerns head-on.
The Blackphone 2 is the second edition of the privacy centric smartphone by SGP Technologies and is expected to start retailing in September.
The new device will come with a 5.5-inch HD IPS screen, 1.7GHs Snapdragon 615 Octacore processor3GB PDDR3 RAM, 13 MP rear camera and a 32GB internal storage.
Blackphone runs on a modified version of Android and its own OS called Private OS and, according to the makers, is specifically built with privacy in mind.
It launched the first edition last year and was then billed as the most secure phone.
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Even as SGP has been preparing for the roll out of Blackphone 2, a US-based company has unveiled Turing Phone, a new smartphone that it terms as the superphone. It claims the device will not only be unhackable, but unbreakable and totally waterproof as well.
The new phone by Turing Robotic Industries is made of a special metal called liquidmorphium – a metal it says is stronger than steel or aluminium.
Liquidmorphium, according to the company, is an amorphous “liquid metal” alloy tougher than either titanium or steel – “So, what’s in your hand is as strong as your privacy protection,” it said.
In an effort to enhance security the device, the company notes it executes end-to-end mobile authentication which bypasses conventional third party exposures and is insulated from malicious behaviour.
“Decentralised-authentication allows users to exchange sensitive data, credit card information, travel itineraries and private conversations, knowing their information will safely and securely reach only the device intended,” it adds.
The 5.5 inch device has a 1,920x1,080 pixels resolution, the rear camera has a 13MP sensor with HDR dual flash, while the front camera has an 8MP HDR sensor as well.
The device has a pretty long battery life thanks to a 3000 mAh Li-Ion battery.
It runs on Android v5.1 Lollipop and comes with a 2.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor.
The device is expected to start pre-ordering within a few weeks and hit store shelves by August.
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