Recently launched with a focus on privacy, the Murena 2 is a cell phone with a 6.43-inch AMOLED display, 8GB RAM, 128GB storage, 4000mAh battery, triple rear cameras and a microSD card reader.
What makes it different from other devices are two unique features: an Android-based operating system without Google apps and services, as well as a physical button that disconnects the camera and microphone when you’re not using them, preventing apps from taking photos or recording videos. Without user permission.
This model comes with /e/OS, a modified version of Android that doesn’t share your data with Google. Additionally, the system has built-in privacy features that allow you to do things like:
– Hide your IP address from the websites and services you access
– Monitor tracking devices in applications
– Use a VPN to spoof your location
– View your privacy settings and statistics in a widget on your home screen
The phone also has some pre-installed apps for email, calendar, contacts, notes, camera, and maps, among others. Murena also offers its own cloud services with a free email service and 1GB of cloud storage for free (although you can also pay a monthly fee for more space).
It has two buttons on the side, but only one is actually a physical button that disconnects the circuits:
– Privacy Button: When you press this button, the camera and microphone are physically disconnected, which means that even if your cell phone is infected with malware, it will not be able to record your voice or image without your permission.
– Disconnect button: This button essentially activates Airplane Mode, which uses the phone’s operating system to disable cellular, WiFi, and Bluetooth connections for a distraction-free experience where you won’t be interrupted by phone calls, text messages, or other alerts.
Watch the commercial for the product below:
The Murena 2 is in a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo, with early bird rewards of €399 (about R$1,900), which is 20% less than the final retail price of €499 (about R$2,400).
The campaign page doesn’t say which processor the cell phone uses, but it says it’s an octa-core chip with four cores capable of running at speeds of up to 2.1 GHz and another four at 2 GHz.
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