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Security-focused Blackphone 2 goes on sale in US

The Blackphone 2, which is the successor to last year’s Blackphone, is now available for purchase in the US. The device was unveiled back in March at this year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC).

The security-focused handset can now be ordered from Silent Circle’s (which is the company behind the smartphone) website. As for the price, it will cost you $799. There is currently no information on if and when it will be available in other markets around the world.

Specs-wise, the device is powered by a Snapdragon SoC with 1.7GHz octa-core processor, and sports a 5.5-inch FullHD Gorilla Glass display. It comes with 3GB RAM and 32GB expandable internal memory, and packs in a 3060 mAh battery with support for Quick Charge 2.0.

In terms of camera, the Blackphone 2 features a 13MP rear unit and an 5MP front shooter. It runs security-hardened, Android-based Silent OS.