World’s Most Expensive Smartphone Solarin Launched


Jerusalem: Israeli startup Sirin Labs has launched the world’s most expensive Android smartphone. Called Solarin, the smartphone has been dubbed as the ‘Rolls Royce of smartphones’. Here’s all you need to know about the Android phone priced at $14,000 (Rs 9 lakh approximately).

The company claims that Solarin is the world’s ‘most secure’ Android smartphone. According to the company, Solarin offers “the most advanced privacy technology, currently unavailable outside the agency world.”


Solarin runs on 2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, comes with support for 24 bands of LTE, and promises “far superior” Wi-Fi connectivity than standard mobile phones.

The smartphone features a 23.8-megapixel rear camera, with laser autofocus and industry-leading four-tone flash, plus a front-facing flash. There’s an 8-megapixel front camera with flash and electrical image stabilization.

Solarin has a 5.5-inch Gorilla Glass 4-protected IPS screen with LED 2K resolution. The smartphone runs on heavily skinned Android 5.1 operating system. Solarin is surely not a sleek smartphone, it weighs as much as 250gm. It measures 78mm wide x 159.8mm x 11.1mm.

Solarin packs a 4,000mAh battery and has 4GB of RAM and 128GB of non-expandable storage. The company claims talk-time of 31 hours (UMTS) and standby time of ‘over 2 weeks’ for the smartphone. It also comes with Qualcomm QuickCharge 2.0 support.


The smartphone comes in four colour options: Fire Black Carbon Leather with Titanium, Fire Black Carbon Leather with Diamond-like Carbon, Fire Black Carbon Leather with Yellow Gold and Crystal White Carbon Leather with Diamond-like Carbon. Solarin is water/dust resistant up to IP54 level.

Solarin smartphone is available on its own flagship store in London’s Mayfair neighborhood; and will go on sale at Harrods from on June 30. The company also plans to open additional retail stores across Europe, North America, and Asia later in the year.

Sirin Labs was founded in 2013 by Kazakh entrepreneur Kenges Rakishev. The company’s CEO is Tal Cohen and Moshe Hogeg is president.