Archos Steps Into Smartphone Market With The GranitePhone

Posted: Oct 12 2015, 2:26pm CDT | by , Updated: Oct 12 2015, 9:45pm CDT, in News | Technology News

Archos steps into Smartphone Market with the GranitePhone

GranitePhone is a security obsessed phone.

Archos has been quite inactive in the tablet hardware section for several years now. That may be the reason why the company is quite interested in ultra-secure cell phones like Turing phone and Blackphone.

Archos has now partnered with SIKUR, a merchant of encrypted company-focused communication applications, to develop new phone called GranitePhone.

It will be available to buy just for $850. GranitePhone is powered by Android-derived Granite Operating System. Almost everything in the device is encoded.

The custom home screen that shuns a customary grid format for a changed version of the SIKUR inbox is also encrypted.

The official website when highlighting the details mentioned "various authentication layers," "no backdoors," and "developed for unique people".

It also stated that the security of the device is backed up in the cloud. It can easily be accessed through other SIKUR apps.

As far as the specifications are concerned, the GranitePhone is powered by a Snapdragon 615 processor with 2GB RAM. It has a 5 inch 1080p screen.

The phone further has 16GB storage, 16MP back and 8MP selfie camera. It has quite an unsatisfying 2700mAh battery. Moreover, the phone seems a bit over priced.

There are many other devices which have the same specifications but are exactly half the price of GranitePhone. You can pay directly on the GranitePhone site if you are willing to buy the device.

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