Sirin Labs – a new startup established out of Israel – has released its first smartphone, the premium $14,000 USD Solarin smartphone.
Perhaps the old adage ‘a fool and his money are easily parted’ should get an addendum; ‘by extremely pricey smartphones’. Being extremely pricey, at least, is the premise of the Solarin; a $14,000 USD smartphone developed by Israeli startup Sirin Labs.
The Solarin – which we’ve covered previously – joins the ranks of the Vertu Phone and Turing Phone with its own physical store in London’s Mayfair neighbourhood. Read: Sirin Labs AG teases a $14,000 USD smartphone
The Solarin doesn’t target average consumers, and is instead positioned towards executives, CEOs, and titans of industry with its $14,000 USD price tag.
What do you get for that price? The device arrives with a unique design, and anti-cyberattack software suites from the likes of Zimperium. Further consumers can expect chip-to-chip encryption, a Snapdragon 810 processor, and downlink and uplink speeds of up to 450mbps and 150mbps respectively.
A 23.8 megapixel primary and 8 megapixel secondary camera and a 5.5″ IPS LED 2k resolution round out a package complemented by 4GB of RAM, 128GB of internal storage, and a 4,040mAh battery.
For all the mention of security, the Solarin arrives running Android 5.1.1 under the hood.
The device is significant for raising over $72 million USD in its seed round from entrepeneurs Moshe Hogeg and Kenges Rakishev.
If you feel – or rather, are able to – part with the device’s stunning price tag, the Solarin is expected to begin shipping within the week. Read: Turning Robotics unveils the “˜unbreakable‘ Turing Phone
What are your thoughts on Sirin Lab’s latest effort? Is there any need for hyper premium devices in an already saturated Android market? Be sure to let us know your opinion in the comments below!
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