Sirin Labs, a mobile cybersecurity company that launched Finney – a blockchain smartphone with an embedded cold storage crypto wallet in 2018 – has announced a new smartphone, dubbed Sirin V3.
The Sirin V3 is a Samsung Galaxy S21 with an extra focus on information security, with the security platform based on Samsung Knox.
The V3 comes with what Sirin calls a Dual-Persona solution having two separate spaces you can switch between easily – a Personal mode that provides “complete user autonomy and strong baseline security”, and a Confidential Work Space mode “keeps user data and professional communications safe from bad actors”.
The Personal mode allows users to install apps only from Play Store while also providing protection from virus injections, while the Work Space mode disallows installation of apps (you can’t take screenshots either) but does come pre-loaded with a few.
The Work Space mode also offers military-grade encrypted calls and messaging, enhanced security on common business platforms, and end-to-end encrypted business apps and data.
The Sirin V3 is offered in a single 8GB/128GB configuration, and like the regular S21, it comes with the Snapdragon 888 in the US, while global units get an Exynos 2100 chip. You also get a three-year Samsung Knox security suite license with the phone.
The Sirin V3 is priced at $2,650 and is up for purchase from the company’s online store.