How much can you possibly pay for privacy? Or better still, for a smartphone, how much do you think is way too expensive? $1000, $5000, $10000?
Well, the Sirin Labs’ Solarin actually cost more than those amounts stated. But first, let’s look at the specs.
The Solarin android phone sports a 5.5-inch 1440p IPS LCD display, powered by a snapdragon 810 chip (Samsung skipped using this same processor because of the issue of overheating) with 4GB RAM. Over the hood, the device runs an heavily skinned Android 5.1 OS. The camera, which was said to be the best by the brand, is slow. The phone weighs 250g which is over half a pound.
Still on the Camera, the smartphone sports a 24 megapixels camera with laser auto-focus and an aperture lens of f/2.0. However, the pictures are said to be blurry, overexposed and immediately unimpressive. The device also sports an 8 megapixels front facing camera which comes with its own flash.
The phone packs a 4000mAh battery, 128GB non expandable storage and no, the device isn’t a dual sim phone.
As earlier stated, this phone cost around £9,500 which equals to around $16,000. Converting that to Naira, the Sirin Labs’ Solarin will cost around N4,8000,000 (4.8million).
As you probably already guessed, the smartphone isn’t aimed at the average citizen. It is aimed at the elites, the international business travelers, entrepreneurs, and partners in financial firms who need more privacy.
Talking about privacy in terms of mobile devices, we currently have some devices holding that spot down and that includes Google Nexus and the BlackBerry Priv. So, why an additional $16,000 for an over-bulky phone?