Specs for the Blackphone BP1 crypto-handset are now at large. Processing power will be supplied by Nvidia Tegra 4i, the SoC was launched last year. On the BP1, the SoC will have 4 ARM Cortex A9 r4 cores with a speed of 2GHz. An extra core is included for low power tasks – music playback and video. The chip includes an i500 LTE modem and 60 custom GPU cores. On the device, there’s a 1GB LPDDR3 RAM, 16 GB EMMC storage, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Low Energy, GPS and various sensors (for gravity, light, poximity, magnetism). It also contains a slot for microSD cards and will support GSM, HSPA+/WCDMA and LTE on various bands.
The final product will have a 5MP front-facing camera (upgrading from the 1.3MP on the prototype) for video chats. The rear camera has a resolution of 8MP and it is fitted with flash. A hardened Android 4.4 fork – PrivatOS – provides the phones guts with a secure platform. Silent Circle provides the encrypted components used on the handset – voice, video, text while support for anonymity and mobile VPN comes from Disconnect. Blackphone will also have access to secure cloud storage from SpiderOak.
BP1 is expected to begin shipping in June to carriers in EU and America.