Literally a $2,650 Galaxy S21 with security tweaks


The Samsung Galaxy S21 is arguably one of many best phones of 2021, and a massive a part of that is because of the $800 cheaper price ticket. That makes it $200 cheaper than the Galaxy S20 was at launch.

Now, lesser-known smartphone model Sirin Labs has launched the Sirin V3, which is actually the Galaxy S21 with security-focused additions and tweaks. The kicker although is that Sirin is charging $2,650 for the gadget. That’s sufficient for 3 normal Galaxy S21s or two Galaxy S21 Ultras. So what makes the Sirin-tweaked Galaxy S21 completely different from the official mannequin?

Sirin notes in a press release that the rebadged Galaxy S21 provides a private and work mode. The private mode purportedly provides “complete user autonomy and strong baseline security.” Meanwhile, the Work Space mode delivers “military-grade encrypted call and messaging features, enhanced security on common business communication platforms, and end-to-end encrypted business apps and data.”

If all of it sounds very acquainted to you, that’s as a result of Sirin Labs confirmed that the Sirin V3 security suite relies on Samsung Knox. Samsung’s personal resolution provides private and work modes as effectively, with out a steep price ticket. But a Sirin consultant advised Android Authority that the worth covers a three-year license price for Knox, encrypted communications, and an nameless telephone quantity.

Sirin does provide another software program adjustments although. Switch to the Work Space mode and you may solely use the pre-installed apps, whereas screenshots, voice recording, and a few different options are disabled too. The private mode is topic to loads of restrictions too, because it doesn’t permit customers to change to a completely different keyboard app, activate developer choices, or allow USB debugging.

Nevertheless, it’s price noting that your normal Samsung telephone (or every other telephone from a respected model) is sweet sufficient for almost all of customers on the market. And those that actually need a little extra peace of thoughts however don’t wish to spend a ton of cash can go for a number of customized ROMs on the market and/or purchase numerous security-focused apps and providers.


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