Considering today’s climate, it’s no wonder that companies are beginning to use security as a huge selling point for their devices. In that sense, startup Briggs & Spriggs, Inc. is no different, as the company’s Boss Phone’s raison d’être is all about security and privacy.
According to the company, development on the mammoth 7-inch smartphone began when David Briggs tried to upload a YouTube video, and failed, while attending his brother’s wedding in Turkey. Briggs concocted the idea of integrating a geographically anonymous operating system, in this case being The Onion Router (Tor), with a cellular device. Thus, the Boss Phone was born.
Of course, the first thing people will notice is that aforementioned 7-inch display, which packs a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That should be enough for most folks, but that gargantuan display is sure to be a huge turnoff. Look past the display, and you’ll find a kitted-out smartphone that, thanks to it being Tor-certified, brings secure communication.
The Boss Phone is powered by a Mediatek octa-core processor, which helps run Android 5.0 Lollipop. While you’ll get 16GB of internal storage, it is expandable through the MicroSD card slot. Pictures can be taken with the 8-megapixel camera on the rear and 2-megapixel camera on the front, with the 3,000mAh battery likely to keep the phone chugging all day.
Finally, since the Boss Phone throws in Tor at the root level, Briggs & Spriggs promises the handset provides increased security in every aspect.
For now, the easiest way to snag a Boss Phone is through its Indiegogo campaign, which has a $150,000 goal. The handset’s price starts at $275 for the “first responders,” with the price going all the way up to $355. If the campaign is funded, the Boss Phone should ship sometime in October 2015.