Sikur, a Brazilian security company has launched its new SIKURPhone in the Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona. This new phone is both a smartphone and a cryptocurrency wallet and can be a great option for users who use cryptocurrency.
A Follow-up to the GranitePhone
The SIKURPhone is a follow-up to the GranitePhone, a smartphone released by the same company which also had a focus on security (but not on cryptocurrency). As its predecessor, it is probable that SIKURPhone will be a niche product, but it could still very well.
The Brazilian company released the GranitePhone at the Mobile World Congress 2015 together with ARCHOS. GranitePhone was a super secure device which cost $999 USD. The hardware was not more than mid-range but the security it offered was the factor that made the phone sell.
The GranitePhone had encrypted every email, message and contact on your device and was good for people who really valued their security.
The version of the phone launched in the Mobile World Congress 2018 is certainly capable of becoming more popular than the last phone released by Sikur. With better specs, a better design and a lower price ($799 USD with a clearly better technology instead of $999 USD), the SIKURPhone have more chances of becoming a popular device.
It has a 5.5 inch display, a 13 MP camera and a 5 MP selfie cam, 64 GB of storage space, 4 GB of RAM and a processor whose specs were not divulged at the conference.
The really appealing aspect of its phone is that it strips Android 7.0 Nougat to its bare basics and encrypts almost everything that you can do on the phone. If you want to use any apps, you will have to download their versions directly from Sikur (if they exist) because the normal apps would breach the security of the phone. Google Play Store, unfortunately, will not be an option for you.
You will only be able to access social media via the browser but not the apps because they are not encrypted. In fact, the company states that they gave hackers two months to crack the device and they could not, so it looks really safe.
The SIKURPhone Cryptocurrency Wallet
Certainly, the most interesting feature about this phone for our readers will not be its specs or if you will be able to access Facebook or not, but the cryptocurrency wallet built in the device. Surfing on the cryptocurrency wave that is happening, Sikur decided to join this market. The company states that the new phone will be the perfect choice to protect your cryptocurrency.
You will be able to use the app to track the current balance of your wallet, store cryptocurrencies on the private cloud created and owned by Sikur and read crypto related news. This phone will enable you to have your cryptocurrency always near from you and to also be able to secure it even if your device has been stolen.
If you ever wished to use a phone as a cryptocurrency wallet, this is the right product for you.
Should you Buy the SIKURPhone?
This phone looks like a very good option for cryptocurrency users. As it is still not available on the market, we are still not completely sure about whether this will be a great investment for you or not, but it certainly looks like a great option for people concerned about their security.
The price of the device is still somewhat expensive at $799 USD, but it is certainly a better deal than the GranitePhone which was sold for $999 USD and had fewer features (like the absence of a cryptocurrency wallet). This is a far better product with a better price. When more details are released, we will update our website to give our readers all the information.