GranitePhone by SIKUR now available for purchase

Archos GranitePhone by Sikur privacy focused Android smartphone
GranitePhone by Sikur
Advertised as "the first smartphone entirely focused on user privacy," this handset can be acquired for $849 USD.

Privacy does not come cheap, but it is always good to have at least two choices available when looking to buy a niche product. Silent Circle's BlackPhone now has a competitor, namely the GranitePhone from Sikur. They unveiled this handset this spring, and now Sikur teams up with French company Archos to enter the global market of privacy-centric smartphones.  

These are the highlights of the GranitePhone by Sikur:

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 SoC with Adreno 405 graphics
  • Memory/Storage: 2 GB RAM; 16 GB internal storage
  • Display: 5-inch full HD multitouch
  • Cameras: 8 MP front, 16 MP back
  • Connectivity: 4G LTE
  • Operating system: Granite OS
  • Battery: 2700 mAh

This handset comes with multiple layers of protection, including automatically saving all data from it to the cloud - in an encrypted form, of course. The data can be then accessed using Sikur apps from a computer, but also from Android or iOS devices.

Sikur's GranitePhone can be purchased online for $849 USD.



Archos (PDF press release)

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Codrut Nistor, 2015-10-13 (Update: 2015-10-13)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
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