The DarkMatter Group is an Arabic company specializing in security and digital transformation. It has developed the KATIM R01. A cell phone equipped to withstand extreme weather conditions and protect the data of its users in an advanced way. The company has introduced this device as “the world’s first ultra-secure smartphone”.
To ensure this quality, DarkMatter Group engineers tested KATIM R01 in the United Arab Emirates, Finland and Canada. They have coated the outside of the apparatus with five layers of reinforced casing. They conformed it to military standards for more complex field conditions. This allows it to be knocked over, run over and immersed for 30 minutes in water without suffering damage.
“So we challenged the brightest minds in the industry to create a robust design to withstand extreme field conditions experienced by the [United Arab Emirates] national defense, emergency services and construction, mining, transportation, energy, oil and gas,” he said. Karim Sabbagh, CEO of DarkMatter Group, in an official publication.
In addition, the handset can be handled when your operator is wearing gloves or with wet hands because of its special touch-sensitive display. Environments with a lot of noise should also be no problem. Since the engineers have equipped it with audio playback capability above the conventional.
Enhanced Data Protection Features
As for data security, the KATIM R01 is designed with USB input with theft protection and malware installation interface. It also gained a suite of applications based on custom cryptographic protocols developed by the company itself.
They have equipped the phone with even a security mode that locks its microphones and cameras. This prevents a third party from spying on conversations and gaining access to images. A GPS feature allows you to share your coordinates with another contact from the device. This should be very helpful in emergency situations, such as in rescue cases. With an integrated barometer, it is also possible to have access to climatic data and atmospheric pressure.
Check out the general specifications of KATIM R01:
- Operating system: Android 8.1, with support for later versions
- Display: 5.65 “, with Corning Gorilla Glass 5
- Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
- Memory RAM: 4 GB
- Storage: 128 GB (expandable with microSD card)
- Battery: 5,600 mAh
- SIM: dual chip
- Sensors: fingerprint, temperature and humidity.
The DarkMatter Group did not go over details when it came to the KATIM R01 camera settings. The company also did not inform the price of the device nor how or when it will begin to be sold.