Remember the self-funded high-end smartphone with an approach to security so strong, it promises to rebuff data thieves? Well, startup QSAlpha announced on Wednesday that its is now going into production.
What's more, the company reveals that its manufacturing partner is "one of the world's largest consumer electronics OEM manufacturers."
My instinct says this mystery partner is Samsung, based on the company's interest in security through its Samsung Galaxy Note series, which the company has turned into a successful line., and in Samsung's willingness to take risks with unique and niche products, like the deeply curved , , and even the
Although QSAlpha has a prototype phone to show off, it isn't the hardware the company is most concerned in selling. Instead, it's QSAlpha's secure take on Android that will be this mobile security company's bread and butter.
QSAlpha says it will ship the high-end smartphone -- which will include Android 4.3, a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, and a 13-megapixel camera -- sometime in 2014..