Smartphone is something that is the most personal tech you can find in today’s day and age. Everyone has one and everyone uses it constantly. It consists of all your contacts, email, photos and videos, and contains all you link to the World Wide Web. There is a company that claims its product can keep all your private data secure. Introducing PRIVAT Smartphone which secures your phone using hardware.
The problem with Today’s Smartphone:
Your photos and videos are the most sensitive data on your Smartphone and it is very easy to access them without you noticing. The device may get hacked through a malware. This malware are quite powerful and could get the data flow from your Smartphone cameras and microphones and even track your exact location. Even through the use of encryption software protection cannot be 100% secure. The only other solution is through hardware securities which are implemented in this device.
What’s The Solution?
The solution is quite simple which is to use a switch that physically turns off devices like the built in GPS, Camera, and Microphone. PRIVAT has two independent circuit boards. The first one is for the Smartphone hardware such as the processor, GPU etc. The other is for the independent camera. Furthermore, each circuit board has its own operating system with an internal memory and an expandable SD slot. You can also physically disconnect the GPS module, cameras, and microphones with a hardware slider. The photos and videos are stored in their respective private memory. This means that if the switch to the camera is turned off the photos and videos cannot be accessed. PRIVAT Smartphone is for the famous artists, business people, politicians or simply everyone who needs to keep high control of their private data on their Smartphone.
What about the Specs:
Talking about the specs, it is quite nice. It is on the flagship end with the latest OS, processors and a generous amount of RAM. On the camera side, it sports a massive 21 MP f/2.0 laser detected autofocus unit on the back. At the front, it sports an 8 MP f/2.0 unit which is also decent on paper. The plus point to the phone is the integration of Fast battery charging (Dash Charge) that can charge the device to 60% in 30 min. The only downside to the spec below would be the 1080p display it offers which is quite low when compared to most of the flagship phones out there. However, the display does come with Corning Gorilla Glass 4.
Android OS, v7.0 – Nougat
Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 821
Quad-core (2×2.35 GHz Kryo & 2×1.6 GHz Kryo)
GSM / HSPA / EVDO / LTE
Optic AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
1080 x 1920 pixels
Corning Gorilla Glass 4
Yes, one for Android
Yes, one for the Private Camera
64 GB Android
8GB Private Camera
21 MP, f/2.0, laser detection autofocus, OIS, LED flash
1/2.8″ sensor size, 1.12 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR, Sapphire Crystal camera lens
Fast battery charging: 60% in 30 min (Dash Charge)
Non-removable Li-Ion 3400 mAh battery
153 x 73 x 6.5 mm (6.02 x 2.87 x 0,24 in)
All in all, this looks like a promising Smartphone. The concept of the phone is quite realistic for the Smartphone of the 21st century where security has become a bargaining factor for the purchase of a personal device. The only this remaining is for the company is to price this Smartphone competitively. PRIVAT Smartphone is set to launch on June 12th on the INDIEGOGO platform through the modality of crowd funding.