“Most secure” Android smartphone Quasar IV to begin production

Could this be the world's most secure smartphone?

QSAlpha CEO Steve Chao has confirmed the production of "hackproof" Android smartphone Quasar IV in a press release yesterday.

The project- partially funded by donations via kick-starter website IndieGoGo- aims to mass produce a device that operates on secure hardware encryption ensuring protection of online identities. 

Chao also announced the company has partnered up with one of the “world’s largest” consumer electronic OEM manufacturers, guaranteeing the continuation of the project. While we are unsure as to who this might be, the partnership means the production of the phone will go ahead despite the unsuccessful outcome of the kick-start campaign.

The phone itself sounds very promising.  The 3 GB of RAM accompanies the impressive 2.3 GHz quad-core CPU- deeming the phone more than capable of meeting the demands of corporate workers and consumers alike. The availability of up to 128 GB encrypted local and cloud storage space also provides for a secure, and spacious phone. It also boasts a dual rear camera which developers say will provide for advanced “augmented reality applications”.

However, one of the most outstanding features is the Quatrix trusted-authentication technology. Working seamlessly with Android OS, the patented technology ensures information being sent to other authenticated Quasar IV users is guaranteed to be secure. This is thanks to a “public seed matrix” located on the hardware chip, which verify other identities through strenuous localised computation methods. This is a vast contrast from other companies, who rely on "third party" verification.

Verification occurs through the device, not an external server.

In the press release, Chao also expressed his joy by thanking supporters, vendors and companies alike. He added IndieGoGo contributors will automatically be added to a purchase list where they will have buying priority.

QSAlpha expects to begin shipping the Quasar IV Cipherphones midway through next year.

Source: QSAlpha | Image via IndieGoGo

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It's an interesting device but the Quasar IV-to-Quasar IV secure communication feature is useless to consumers. I see prosumers and companies taking advantage of that feature.

Riva said,
Didn't they remove active sync?

On AOSP but OEMs and customers can add it, paying the license themselves.

This article as South Park Dialog.

Mr. Garrison: "Class, today's word of the day is oxymoron. Please create a sentence containing an oxymoron."

Jimmy: "Android is secure." I'm 'Handi-Capable'!

Mr. Garrison: "Mr. Hat has a gold star for you Jimmy."

Spicoli said,
So the entire thing is just integrated message encryption?

Looks like it. Not bad though if for whatever reason you absolutely needed secure communications.

I'm sure they'll eventually be getting a letter from the NSA, though. How dares anyone to develop a potentially mainstream unsnoopable communication device.

"Could this be the world's most secure smartphone?" With Android as the OS, I really doubt it. Also I bet that chip has a backdoor to allow NSA to access your device.

To the author, why is IndieGoGo referred as a kick-starter website? Kick-starter has nothing to do with IndieGoGo. I think the term you're looking for is "crowd funding". Unprofessional journalism at its best.

morden said,
"most secure" no such thing with android

You guys are having a difficult time distinguishing the term most secure from hack proof.
Of course nothing is ever hack proof... But they took that extra step to make this device more difficult to access.

no, we - or i - have not, nothing is hack proof
what i'm saying that trying to make android "more" secure than it currently is won't make it anything good compared to a windows phone or ios system
so being the "most" secure android phone does not mean too much

morden said,
no, we - or i - have not, nothing is hack proof
what i'm saying that trying to make android "more" secure than it currently is won't make it anything good compared to a windows phone or ios system
so being the "most" secure android phone does not mean too much

GTFO Camel Jockey..

Nothing is hack proof. If someone can make it, someone can break it. Give them time, it'll be hacked for sure. Nice phone though, interesting features for sure.

I think it's obvious that nothing will ever be hack-proof unless it's made with advanced alien technology. This phone is simply being touted as the "most secure" Android smartphone.