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Security based Blackphone to feature NVIDIA’s Tegra 4i SoC

Blackphone

SGP Technologies showed off a neat concept called Blackphone which would provide users increased security and encryption services to keep their data safe from watchful eyes. The company has now announced the choosing of NVIDIA’s Tegra 4i chipset to run on the smartphone.

For those that don’t remember, the Tegra 4i is an upgraded version of the Tegra 4 from last year. The LG G2 Mini is one of the first devices to feature the said chipset. Although it’s not high end by any means, the Tegra 4i is quite a capable chipset with a maximum clockspeed of up to 2.3 GHz. The version used on the Blackphone however will be clocked at 2.0 GHz. The smartphone will also feature the i500 LTE modem, so they have all their bases covered.

The Blackphone will also feature a 4.7 inch 720p display, 1GB of RAM, an 8-megapixel rear camera, a 5-megapixel front camera, a 2,000 mAh battery and Android 4.4 KitKat with PrivatOS which is a custom skin on top of stock Android where all the security features are based.

It’s clearly not a beastly phone in terms of hardware, but since security is the highlight of the device, the almost midrange hardware can be overlooked. Pricing and availability details of the Blackphone are yet to be confirmed.

Via: Talk Android