Silent Circle Blackphone 2

If privacy and security is what you need in a smartphone and you don’t mind spending more than a few hundred dollars for it, Silent Circle’s new Blackphone 2 may be in the running for your next handset. The security-focused Blackphone 2 is being aimed at folks who want more granular control over what type of information can be shared with others.

We’ve already gotten a brief look at the specs thanks to a previous announcement from the company, but let’s go through them again. The Blackphone 2 features a 5.5-inch display with 1920 x 1080 resolution, a 1.7GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of on-board storage and microSD expansion up to 128GB. It also comes with a 13MP rear-facing camera, a 5MP front camera, a 3060mAh battery and Quick Charge 2.0 capabilities. As far as software is concerned, the device runs Silent Circle’s Android-based Silent OS. Be sure to check out the announcement video below for a brief look at some of the Blackphone 2’s software features.

The Blackphone 2 is now on sale in North America for $799 from Silent Circle’s website. No information has been given regarding availability for the rest of the world, but we’ll be sure to update you as we learn more.

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