UAE-based DarkMatter Group Unveils KATIM® R01
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UAE-based DarkMatter Group Unveils KATIM® R01

World's First Ultra Secure Smartphone to Withstand Extreme Field Conditions

By IndraStra Global News Team


UAE-based DarkMatter Group Unveils KATIM® R01 - World's First Ultra Secure Smartphone

On February 27, 2019, the UAE-based DarkMatter Group has unveiled the next generation KATIM® R01 (designed to withstand extreme field conditions) to a global audience at Mobile World Congress 2019 in Barcelona. It is the world's first ultra-secure smartphone specifically made for individuals operating in defense and the emergency services, as well as the construction, mining, transport, energy, and oil and gas industries.

The handset is powered by QUALCOMM SNAPDRAGON845 processor and comes with special glove UI mode to effectively use the screen when wearing gloves. Its full suite of apps is encased in five layers of tamper-proof hardware casing which can handle being dropped, run over and immersed in water for 30 minutes. Also, it comes with a hardened KATIM® OS with a hardware-based crypto root of trust and an integrated USB interface protects against data theft and malware attacks. 


Overall, the phone is optimized for extreme conditions and loaded with features such as good grip, extra loud audio for noisy environments, dedicated buttons for Push-to-Talk and SOS.

"We have combined our expertise in secure communications with everything the mobile market expects in one handset while aligning it with the great user experience. During the design phase, we challenged the brightest minds in the industry to create a design that withstands extreme field conditions. The KATIM® R01 provides peace of mind to businesses and governments operating in extraordinarily tough environments where smart, swift and secure communication is critical," said Karim Sabbagh, CEO of DarkMatter Group.