Having peace of mind is an attribute that money cannot buy, although money can place us in situations at times where we can have that elusive peace, albeit only for a moment. One can never be too sure about privacy concerns these days, especially when it comes to communications, which is why the Blackphone that was announced in February this year could appeal to many out there.
The privacy-focused Blackphone from Geeksphone and Silent Circle is touted to ship with an Nvidia Tegra 4i processor, while confirming the presence of a 4.7-inch 720p IPS display to boot. As for the Tegra 4i processor, it will merge a 2.0GHz quad-core Cortex-A9 processor with a fifth battery-saver core, a GPU with 60 custom cores, and an integrated Nvidia i500 LTE modem in one SoC, now how about that for sophistication? This device will also feature 1GB RAM, 16GB of internal memory, an 8MP shooter at the back with autofocus and LED flash, a 5MP front-facing camera, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 LE connectivity, and a 2,000mAh battery.
It will run on Android, although it relies on an enhanced version of the mobile operating system that is known as PrivatOS that disables Wi-Fi save for trusted hotspots, in addition to carrying a slew of privacy-related features. One thing’s for sure though, the Blackphone does not seem as though it lacks in the processing muscle department.