Smartphone users who are concerned about privacy and security may want to wait until September to buy a new smartphone. September is the month confirmed for the launch of the Blackphone 2 smartphone. Among the improvements that smartphone will bring to the mix is a larger screen. The original Blackphone launched in 2014.
That original device ran a modified version of Android called PrivatOS at launch and then renamed to Silent OS. Silent OS is a version of Android focused on privacy and it has no bloatware inside, carrier software, or apps that might leak data.
One of the big features of that OS is called Spaces, that allows users and companies to create isolated OS accounts that are unable to interact with each other for improved security.
We already know the specs of the Blackphone 2, it was unveiled during MWC previously.
What we didn’t know was when the phone will launch and we know that to be September now.
The Blackphone 2 will have a 5.5-inch screen with 1080p resolution, octa-core Qualcomm processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, and 13MP rear camera.
Silent circle is taking registrations to be notified when pre-orders start.