Have You Heard About The BlackPhone?

While using your smartphone, does any thought of internet snooping or breach of privacy ever hit your mind? We live in a world where defense necessities are at peak and our cyber movements are monitored globally for avoiding any untoward incident. Sadly, these recurrent security breaches are not always carried out in good faith. Hence, these days it is imperative to ensure security and privacy of our personal data.

BlackPhone, is a smartphone by Silent Circle and Geeksphone, that aims at protecting your privacy. It will offer encrypted and secure voice + video calls, text messages, emails, file exchanges, internet browsing and etc. It is a sleek, slim and robust device which runs a modified version of Android, called PrivatOS. It has a range of security apps installed which provide end-to-end encrypted communication. Some of the default security settings on the device include:

  • Anonymous Search Functions
  • Anti-Theft
  • Private Calling
  • Remote Wiping of Data.
  • Smart Enabling & Disabling of WiFi

BlackPhone Specifications


OS PrivatOS (variant of Android)
Design A x B x C mm
X g
Display 4.7-inch IPS HD
1280 x 720 px
Processor Quad-core 2.0 GHz
NVIDIA Tegra 4i
Storage 16GB Internal 1GB LPDDR3 RAM
microSD support
Camera 8MP AF LED Flash
5MP Front-cam
Network Connectivity GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz HSPA+/WCDMA: 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n GPS/AGPS
Bluetooth v4.0 LE
Battery 2000mAh

BlackPhone gives the power to keep communications private, in the hands of the user. They can make decisions about what to and what not to share with the world.  Its been some time since security focused smartphone was officially launched. The device is priced at $629. Hopefully, people who pre-ordered the device would have their units shipped within next 3 weeks.

If you’re as private as the early adopters, then BlackPhone might be the perfect phone for you. Find out more about BlackPhone on their media page.