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Privacy-optimized Blackphone is now shipping with anti-surveillance features

The Blackphone is something that had debuted back in February as an anti-surveillance device in the wake of the severe NSA threats which had emerged around that time. This device has been priced at $629 and it comes equipped with an Android-based operating system which kicks in an array of security traits.

The Blackphone has been developed by Silent Circle and Geeksphone as part of a partnership. It makes use of government and enterprise-grade encryption techniques and provides a range of core applications that offer commercial security tools to make sure that your digital footprints are not accessed by anyone else but you.


On its front, the BlackPhone features a 4.7-inch 1280 x 720 pixel HD display, while its rear surface is highlighted by an 8MP camera with LED flash. An Nvidia Tegra 4i chipset featuring a 2GHz quad core processor finds its way inside it, apart from 1GB of RAM. This device also features a 2000mAh battery.

Here’s a brief look at the specs of the Blackphone:

– Display: 4.7-inch, 1280 x 720 pixels
– OS: Android-based PrivatOS
– Processor: 2GHz quad core NVIDIA Tegra 4i
– Memory: 1GB RAM, 16GB storage
– Camera: 8MP rear, 5MP front
– Battery: 2000mAh

Sized at 141mm x 69mm x 9mm, if offers 16GB of storage and a microSD card slot for further expansions. A 5MP front camera and sensors for gravity, light, proximity and GPS have also been granted to the smartphone by its makers.

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The Blackphone is currently being shipped to early buyers, but its general sale is set to begin on July 14.