In 2017 more than ever, consumers are intrigued, if not, concerned about how they can protect their privacy. We all use Google and download apps, knowing that we are many times giving permissions to basically have limited, if not, open access to our private information on our phones or computers. The growing consumer demand for privacy encryption is why there is now an emerging market for protection on our smartphones. The Unaphone Zenith falls right into this niche. It comes with it’s own operating system UnaOS, which is based largely on Android 6.0. However, it does not have Google anywhere on the phone, no google apps, search engines, voice, play store, nothing. Sound extreme, well maybe not for those who are extremely serious about their privacy. The phone comes with it’s own built in apps, and claims that all of your calls, texts, e-mails and other data are 100% protected, encrypted, and will stay on your device only. The OS is developed in part by Tutanoto, a company that specializes in encryption of e-mails.
There is no doubt the Unaphone has some impressive security specs that rises above most if not all, however what about it’s other features? After all, you still have to use the thing. It has a 5.5 inch touch screen with ultra slim, almost absent bezels. It is full HD 1080x1920px. It comes with a Snapdragon 810 processor and 4GB of RAM. It sports 32GB of internal storage out of the box, with up to 256GB expandable micro-SD external memory. The main camera is 13Mp with an 8MP selfie cam. The battery is 3000 mAh and apparently supports wireless charging. The frame is aluminum alloy and plastic coming in at a total weight of 148g. These are really some fairly impressive specs that push it far past being just a novelty phone.
Interestingly, if you want to purchase this phone now, the website directs you to their Indiegogo campaign site. However, the campaign site does not have an offer to purchase, only to donate any amount you want. We did notice backers in the comment thread are currently receiving their devices, and it seems that Unaphone is quick to answer any questions. They seem to prefer contacting those interested by personal e-mail, maybe lending to the whole privacy thing. So it does appear they are selling and shipping products.