Silent Circle is a specialist when it comes to making Android smartphones. The company offers competitive Smart phones in the market that is aware about the handset security. The Blackphone has been a popular phone in the market and now Silent Circle has released the 2nd edition of the Blackphone called the Blackphone 2.
This next generation pro-privacy Smartphone took ages to come. The handset has gone out on sale today for $799 that excludes the taxes. The pre-orders for the Blackphone 2 had commenced last month itself. The next generation Blackphone 2 was announced during the Mobile World Congress trade show in March.
The Silent Circle’s Blackphone is targeted at the enterprise and the business segment and is looking to give a tough fight to BlackBerry phones in the market. The Blackberry Priv has also been announced and it looks like both BlackBerry Priv and Blackphone 2 will lock horns in the Smartphone enterprise segment market.
The Blackphone 2 runs on the company’s Silent OS, which is a security hardened flavor of Android. This is an Android phone that has all Google services like Google Play Store and many more, despite being an Android fork. The phone also supports Android for work program from Google.
There is nothing to talk about in the specifications offered in the Blackphone 2. It has a 1.7 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor backed by 3GB RAM and works on Adreno 405 GPU. The screen size is 5.5 inches and offers full HD display. The screen is protected by Gorilla Glass and offers 32GB of internal storage space and also has an external MicroSD slot to add up to 128GB. The handset offers Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and 3G LTE and HSPA network connectivity.
The Blackphone 2 runs on Silent OS 2.0 that is based around the popular Android 5.1.1. There are a number of modifications made to the OS with security features in mind. The 2nd generation Blackphone looks sleek and well designed than the first model.
The other features offered in the Blackphone 2 includes: 13 MP rear camera, 5 MP front facing camera, quick charge 2.0 and the 3060mAh rechargeable battery. Most of the people looking to buy the Blackphone 2 are more interested in knowing the privacy and security features of the phone and not the specs of the phone.
The phone allows you to make private voice calls, send encrypted messages, wipe of the device from a remote location and give you control of where the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth on the phone can connect.