If you’ve amassed a fortune in cryptocurrencies, you probably don’t keep it all (or any of it) on your mobile phone. But a company called Sikur wants you to reconsider that. The same company that made the GranitePhone from 2015, if you even remember it.
SIKUR claims the $800 device is ‘unhackable’, which just seems like challenge to me. Bug bounty company HackerOne got 2 months to penetrate SIKUR’s security, and the company “were unable to penetrate our defenses,” said COO Alexandre Vasconcelos.
On the inside, the SIKURphone is pretty much your standard MTK6750 device. 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB internal storage, a small 2800 mAh battery, a 13MP rear camera and 5MP front camera, a 5.5-inch display full HD display, it practically ticks all the boxes. Well, all of them except for pricing.
SIKUR took Android 7.0 Nougat and pared it down to the very basics. Simply put, this phone is designed to make calls, send messages, snap some pics, and browse the internet, all encrypted. Any other apps will be blocked from the device, or come in heavily-modified versions direct from SIKUR themselves.
On account of the heightened security features and bucketload of extras like the built in cloud and bitcoin wallet, the company is charging $800 for the device. That’s a shockingly high amount, though it makes sense for such a niche product. No average consumer would care enough to get something like this at this price.
Only 20,000 units will be available for presale beginning February 27th at a “promotional price” of $799. The company expects to deliver them in August of this year. What do you think? Do you need an ultra-secure smartphone in your life?