The security-focused Blackphone 2 smartphone, which was introduced back in March during the MWC 2015 conference, is now available to purchase online. Priced at $799 (roughly #159,800 naira) unlocked, theAndroid-powered handset by Silent Circle is limited to North America for now, but will be coming to the UK and other regions “soon”. Users also have the option to go for the cheaper first-generation Blackphone, which is available with third-party online retailers.
The privacy-oriented Blackphone 2 comes with an updated version of the firm’s Android-based PrivatOS, now rebranded to Silent OS. It features a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) IPS display protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and is powered by an 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor clocked at 1.7GHz, coupled with 3GB of LPDDR3 RAM and Adreno 405.
Silent Circle Blackphone 2 bears a 13-megapixel autofocus rear camera with BSI sensor and dual LED flash, along with a 5-megapixel fixed focus front-camera. The smartphone’s 32GB eMMC inbuilt storage can be expanded via a microSD card (up to 128GB). It also supports Indian 4G LTE bands and is backed by a non-replaceable 3060mAh Li-po battery supported by Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0.
Measuring 7.9×76.4×152.4mm, the Blackphone 2 weighs 165 grams and is available in Black colour variant only