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World's costliest smartphone is round the corner

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  26 April 2016 12:00 AM GMT

London, April 25: Fancy a device — dubbed “Rolls Royce of smartphones” — that will set you back by nearly $10,000 (over Rs.6.6 lakh) The “most advanced mobile device with highest privacy settings” is not being built in the US or Chi but in a quite corner in Israel.

Called “Solarin,” the high-end smartphone is set to be rolled out May-end by Sirin Labs, a Tel Aviv-based startup that recently raised $72 million to make what it bills as the “Rolls-Royce of smartphones”, technology website reported.

According to Sirin Labs, it was to “create the most advanced mobile device that combined the highest privacy settings, operated faster than any other phone, built with the best materials from around the world.”

The company’s first smartphone may be launched at a dedicated retail store in London - “the tural home of the Sirin Labs’ customer,” according to the company.

The luxury smartphone is not new. In 2006, Nokia launched a $310,000 “Sigture Cobra” device in 2006 and the $5,000 “Constellation” smartphone in 2011.

In 2012, Nokia dropped luxury-phone brand maker Vertu. After leaving Nokia, Vertu brought its first Android device “Vertu Ti” to market.

According to media reports, the smartphone was priced at a whopping Rs.6,49,990 in India. It has dual-core 1.7GHz processor along with 1GB of RAM and 64GB of interl storage. (IANS)

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