Jan 05 AT 1:52 PM Nick Sarafolean 4 Comments

Boss Phone hits Indiegogo, emphasizes security

Boss Phone

In the past year, security concerns have exploded. With leaks and hacks coming in fast and thick, people are unsurprisingly worried about privacy and security. Some new start-ups are responding to the situation by creating devices that focus on security, in order to give customers some peace of mind. Blackphone kicked off the trend and now a new company, Briggs & Spriggs, is entering the game with the Boss Phone.

Boss Phone is a 7-inch Android device that puts security at the forefront. It’s selling point is that it’s Tor-certified and will feature Tor security features embedded at the root level, allowing it to be highly secure for private communications. Apart from security, Boss Phone features a 7-inch 1920×1200 display, octa-core MediaTek processor, 8-megapixel rear camera, 2-megapixel front-facing camera, 3000mAh battery, 4G LTE support, dual-SIM card support and Android 5.0 Lollipop. Boss Phone is unlocked and compatible with GSM networks.

Boss Phone is up for funding on Indiegogo and costs $275 for the first 50, $335 for the first 500, and $355 for everyone else afterwards.

Boss Phone (2)

Source: Boss Phone (Indiegogo)

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  • Dirty Budha

    Camera is low at 8MP, but at $355 it’s a freaking DEAL for a secure phone!

  • Petre

    Isn’t it just a rebrand of CHUWI VX3 (with possible some software tweaks)?

    http://www.pandawill.com/chuwi-vx3-phablet-mtk6592-octa-core-70-android-44-ips-screen-2gb-16gb-silver-p88851.html

    • Q

      Good find, Petre.

  • David

    Hello Petre and Q, Thank you for the opportunity to clarify what the campaign is about.

    BOSS phone is crowdfunding the manufacture of BOSS phone, based on the currently unreleased and unavailable absolute newest Mediatek 6595 chip with the Android 5.0 Lollipop OS. Our reference design is that of an OEM that is working with us and Mediatek on the final device. Tor will be installed with Superuser access to anonymize network communications whenever possible and decrease the digital footprint of the user.

    David – BOSS phone team