Privacy-Focused Android Device Blackphone 2 Launches

blackphone 2Silent Circle’s Blackphone 2 is now available for purchase. The Android-based device comes pre-installed with a variety of apps focused on security and privacy.

The apps allow users to make encrypted calls, send private texts, control what information the phone’s apps can access and maintain separate profiles with varying security levels.

The phone itself comes equipped with a 5.5 inch Gorilla Glass screen, an octa-core processor, 3GB of Ram, 32GB of storage and a 13-megapixel camera.

“People and enterprises want to take back control of their privacy but too often they don’t know how, or they feel they must compromise too much – that’s why the time is right for Blackphone 2,” President and CEO of Silent Circle Bill Conner said in a statement.

At the core of the device’s security features is Silent Phone, which enables users to make private voice calls and send encrypted messages. The device has also been designed so it can be remotely wiped, and allows for precise control of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connections.

Blackphone 2 can now be purchased around the world for $799.