Solarin – Solarin is a new Android smart phone by Israeli start-up Sirin Labs, unveiled at a Tuesday press conference in London.
Sirin Labs – Sirin Labs was founded in 2013 by Israeli venture capitalist Moshe Hogeg, former McKinsey consultant Tal Cohen and Kazakh entrepreneur Kenges Rakishev.
Security – Solarin uses military-grade encryption technology making it, says Sirin Labs, the most secure phone in the world.
Security switch – A button on the back is used to enter a shielded mode, for fully encrypted calls and messages.
Globally optimized – It's globally optimized, meaning Solarin "connects with the speed of a local handset anywhere in the world," says Fredrik Oijer, Sirin Labs' vice president of product.
Celebrity ambassadors – Celebrity ambassadors include Russian model Irina Shayk (pictured) and British actor Tom Hardy, who attended the London press conference alongside Leonardo DiCaprio.
Sara Sampaio – Portuguese model Sara Sampaio, a Victoria's Secret Angel, is also on board.
Solarin Fire Black Carbon Titanium – Your "basic" model starts at $13,800 plus taxes. It features black carbon leather with space-grade titanium elements, inlaid with black diamonds.
Solarin Fire Black Carbon DLC – The $14,900 model (not including taxes) features black carbon leather with black diamond-like carbon elements, inlaid with black diamonds.
Solarin Crystal White Carbon DLC – The white carbon leather model features black diamond-like carbon elements, inlaid with black diamond. It's $15,900 with taxes.
Solarin Fire Black Carbon Yellow Gold – The top-of-the-range model is, naturally, gold. Retailing at $17,400 plus taxes, this phone is black carbon leather with 18K yellow gold elements, inlaid with black diamond.
WiGig technology – Sirin Labs says their phone is also the first global smart phone with WiGig technology, offering speeds of up to 4.6Gbps, enabling near-instant cloud access, and synching of photos, videos, media.
Functionality – It features a 23.8-megapixel camera, with laser autofocus and industry-leading four-tone flash, plus a front-facing flash and 5.5" IPS LED 2k resolution screen, as well as a 120% sRGB colour gamut.