Could this be the smartphone the NSA doesn’t want you to know about?
A company called Geeksphone is releasing a privacy-focused smartphone later in 2014 for consumers who wish to keep their personal data and conversations private.
The Blackphone is described on their site as “The high-end smartphone which puts privacy and security ahead of everything else.”
The device uses several methods to keep your data anonymous and secure, starting with a heavily-modified Android operating system called PrivatOS. It prevents WiFi location tracking, which is used in many retail stores. And unlike other smartphones, Blackphone doesn’t keep track of your browser and search history, so there is no way for anyone to mine your data.
On top of these built-in privacy features, the Blackphone will come with its own privacy service subscriptions, ensuring communications between you and your family and friends remain off the grid.
On the hardware side of things, the 4G-capable device has a 4.7-inch HD IPS screen, and will run on a 2GHz quad-core processor, with 2gb RAM, and 16gb onboard storage.
The Blackphone is currently available for sale through their website, for $629USD.
EDITOR’S NOTE: The original video from CNET has been removed from this post and replaced with video from Blackphone’s official YouTube channel.