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Archos launches super-secure GranitePhone handset

by Jacob Kleinman | October 12, 2015October 12, 2015 11:00 am PST

Archos is finally ready to sell its privacy-focused GranitePhone after unveiling the device earlier this year. The new smartphone was developed with help from Sikur, which provides secure messaging systems.

The GranitePhone goes well beyond keeping your messages private. All the data you save to the phone is encrypted. That means everything from calls and messages to your contacts and dashboard are automatically protected. It also comes with access to encrypted cloud storage for securely backing up your information.

As for the hardware, Archos included a 1080p 5-inch display, a Snapdragon 615 chip, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, a 16-megapixel rear camera and a 2700mAh battery. It comes in a minimal black slate design and runs Sikur’s Granite OS software.

You can order the GranitePhone now for $849. That may be a bit pricy, especially considering that the phone’s software and hardware are both a little limited. Still, if security is a top priority this is a device that might be worth considering.


Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...