These days, smartphones are becoming more feature rich and luxury phones are becoming more expensive but a new company, co-founded by one of the former executives of Nokia’s luxury smartphone division wants to merge the concept. He is looking forward to merge luxury devices with dumbphones. The idea resulted in Xor Titanium.
Earlier, a company named Vertu made luxury versions of the Nokia handsets under Nokia but it got liquidated due to financial issues in 2017. The company could not arrange salary of as many as 200 employees back then. Now, Hutch Hutchison, the chief designer of the company founded Xor (pronounced as “Eggsor”). Xor Titanium is going to be the first product of the company. It comes with a strong chassis made of titanium.
It seems that the company has spent its resources only on the material of the device and on some of the features. The only modern sensor it packs inside is the air quality sensor which measures the pollution of the air.
The smartphone supports 2G / 3G, voice calls, and SMS. Straight away, it can be said that the Xor Titanium is not going to compete with the latest flagships. It is designed to be a second communication device for ultra-rich people.
One of the major USP of the device is its security level. It seems that the company is promoting the handset as a secure device for high priority business executives who wants a trusted communication because if two users with Xor Titanium communicate with each other then they will get end to end (AES256) encryption at the hardware level.
Apart from this, the phone will play different ringtones to categorize normal and encrypted calls. There will also be a secret key to remotely delete all the data stored in the handset.
Previously, the company had planned to launch the device in 2020 but due to the ongoing pandemic production got delayed. Now, as per reports, the device will be launched in 2021 with a price tag of £ 3,000.