New Delhi :
In one of a kind initiative, an Israel based startup Sirin Labs has come up with world's most expensive android smartphone called Solarin. The phone is priced at $14,000 or approximately Rs 9,41,856. With this launch, Solarin is being termed as the Rolls Royce of smartphones. Along with Solarin, the luxury smartphones club also includes smartphones like the Vertu Signature smartphone which was launched earlier this year at $9,000 which is approximately Rs 6 lakhs. Although, Solarin is not a gem-studded phone like the ones of Vertu.
In fact the world's most expensive android smartphone promises chip-to-chip 256-bit encryption similar to what the military uses to protect communications. Solarin is available for sale in its own flagship store in London's Mayfair and in high-end department store Harrods from 30 June.
The company has emphasised on its privacy feature as it comes with a physical security switch on its back for extra encryption. It is loaded by features from third-party companies such as mobile security, anti-cyber attack software from Zimperium; and KoolSpan chip-to-chip 256-bit AES encryption.
Solarin is well designed with a 5.5-inch IPS (1440 x 2560 pixels) 2K display. It is powered by a 2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor and 4GB RAM. The smartphone runs on Android Lollipop 5.1 operating system and comes with 128GB of internal storage. The Solarin is backed by a huge 4,040 mAh Lithium-ion battery, which claims to offer up-to 31 hours of talk-time and over 2 weeks of standby time with Qualcomm QuickCharge 2.0 support. It also features a fingerprint sensor below the rear camera at the back.
Besides, world's expensive smartphone has quad-tone flash, 24-megapixel rear camera with laser autofocus, optical image stabilisation and 4k video recording at 30fps. It also features an 8-megapixel front camera with flash, electrical image stabilisation and HD video recording at 60fps. The smartphone comes with support for 24 bands of LTE, and promises "far superior” WiFi connectivity than standard mobile phones.
Solarin measures 159.8 x 78 x 11.1 mm and weighs 243 grams. Moreover it is water and dust resistant and comes in Fibre Black Carbon Titanium, Fibre Black Carbon DLC, Fibre Black Carbon Yellow Gold and Crystal White Carbon DLC variants.