The Blackphone 2 is available today for 799 dollars in the United States. The device is aimed at corporate customers and is compatible with Android for work.
The Crypto Service silent circle released the successor of the Smartphones Blackphone advertised as safe with the Blackphone 2. The device will be available in three versions, each of which is designed on the LTE bands in the United States, Europe and Great Britain. On the official website, currently only the US version at the price of $ 799 can be ordered. When the two other variants follow, is yet unclear.
The hardware specifications are like at the previous rather average. Resolves the 5.5-inch display with 1920 × 1080 pixels. In the black housing sits an eight core Snapdragon Qualcomm 615 with 1.7 GHz and 3 GB of RAM. The 32 GB internal memory can be expanded via MicroSD card. The rear camera MP resolves with 13. On the front is a lens with 5 MP used. The integrated 3060 mAh battery cannot be replaced. Silent circle at the Blackphone 2 dispenses with additional features such as Wireless store or NFC.
Device management and virtual environments
According to photionary, the smartphone supports Google’s Android for work, enables companies to organize the Android devices of their employees and secure. Support for Mobilelron, SOTI, GOOD and Citrix are also available at the Blackphone 2. Newin as compared to its predecessor is the spaces feature. Thus, users can create different virtual environments with individual security options. So, the environment for private use differs from the companies deployed, including through the apps and the location for data. Companies can create their own corporate environments and manage them for their employees.
Access restrictions for apps
2 our works on the Blackphone as operating system. The software was developed by silent circle and is based on Google’s Android. Our Security Center, you can set the access rights for each installed app in addition to the working environment. Silent circle from our security is so convinced that the Google play store was integrated into the Blackphone 2 factory. A function that stood with the first Blackphone not yet available.
How secure is the Blackphone 2?
Like the previous, also the Blackphone 2 with the chat and phone service by silent circle is delivered. Thus, phone calls, text messages, video conferencing and data transfer can be encrypted.
How safe the Blackphone really is 2, will have to show up in the next few months. In the past Jahrb several gaps were discovered in the predecessor by the Blackphone, with which the Smartphone could be remotely controlled including completely.
Privacy and encryption are to remain the driving forces of silent circle Blackphone manufacturer-company co-founder and PGP creator Phil Zimmerman also warned of Vermeulen sense of security: “if institutions like the NSA is trying to monitor, they find a way, whether through a microphone in the lamp a private individual. No single product is able to protect you before, but we can offer a safe product.” (anw)
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