This hyper-secure luxury phone will protect you from close calls

XOR’s latest generation of specced-up, tricked-out and sleekly-designed phones feature top privacy and data security standards…

Just how smart is your smartphone? It may have more megapixels than a conventional camera, or be fitted with an obliging, softly-spoken voice assistant — but is it smart enough to keep you and your data protected? Because, in a world where privacy is paramount, a truly ‘smart’ smartphone prioritises personal safety. And that’s why we’ve dialled into the luxurious, leading world of XOR; an ultra-secure cyber start-up based in Britain.

The brand produces mobile phones — but not as we know them. XOR handsets have no touchscreen, no camera, no apps and no games. They’re not ostentatious or ornamented; but rather simple, sleekly-designed devices with a keypad sitting pretty in a titanium and leather case. And yet, with a top protection system and built-in firewalls, these are perhaps the most secure luxury mobile phones on the market.

The latest generation, the XOR Titanium X2, is the brand’s best yet. And, while it sounds like something that a superspy or intelligence agent might take on a far-flung assignment, the business benefits are what makes this phone so universally impressive. Because not only does the stripped-back, pared-down design offer an important escape from an overly digital world — it also gives users unparalleled privacy and discretion when it comes to business deals.

It’s the perfect handset for a CEO, or a high-flying freelancer privy to sensitive, restricted information. Every Titanium X2 handset is fitted with active noise cancellation technology, that filters out any background distractions and can turn even the busiest street into a closed conference room. There’s a handy shake-to-lock facility, a unique ringtone designed by award-winning artist Mark Sayfritz — and even an air quality indicator that will inform you of any potential pollutants or toxins around you.

And that’s before we even touch on the unique ‘XOR-Shield’ system, which powers and protects every Titanium X2 handset, provides users with the very highest level of security. Developed entirely in-house, the software has been created with leading privacy and data security standards and is protected by a hardware-based ‘Root of Trust’ (an ever-dependent piece of firmware found in cryptographic systems).

There’s also Bluetooth capabilities, a SIM firewall and scanner, a baseband firewall and a fake BTS detection system, all of which wrap your phone in an impenetrable web of protection. It’s a seriously smart bit of kit. And, to even further increase the levels of safety and security, each Titanium X2 handset is handcrafted — from start to finish — by one single, highly-skilled artisan; who has been trained in the arts of design and micro-mechanics.

Because, while the technology within the titanium shell is impressive, the design is equally elegant. Head of XOR Design, Hutch Hutchison, has been working for over four decades to develop the most practical, beautiful products possible. Blending form and function, the Titanium X2 is perhaps the pinnacle of his efforts, complete with fluid surfaces and beautifully curved edges.

Each handset consists of 170 intricate, individually-crafted components. The titanium used to create the case is stronger than steel, but weighs half as much and has hypoallergenic properties. It’s commonly used in aerospace industries — just like the high-tech ceramic that makes up the front panel of the Titanium X2. Blessed with incredible scratch resistance and unique thermal properties, it joins forces with the phone’s ultra-resilient sapphire glass to ensure that the handset never needs a screen protector.

And the back of the Titanium X2, leaning into the luxury sector, is detailed with supple, blemish-free leather from Jean Rousseau, producer of world-leading luxury leather goods. Hand-fitted under the edges of the titanium body, it’s available in colours from rich blue to deep black — and adds another tactile touch to the deliberately sculpted lower half of the handset.

It’s ergonomic in the extreme. And, if you want to crank up the extravagance credentials even further, the XOR ‘Bespoke Gold Elite’ edition offers users the chance to carry a phone made using solid gold to create its case.

But, while this opulence and quality is built-in, XOR recognises that its principle purpose, and utmost focus, is safety. In fact, the brand name (it’s pronounced ‘Eks-Or’) is taken from a basic logic function of computer programming, one which creates algorithms and introduces randomness into data to ensure total protection. And that logo? It’s a ‘shield knot’, an ancient symbol of protection and a seal of trust between the brand and its users.

Because there’s a bond of confidence between XOR and its customers even more unshakeable and unbreakable than the Titanium X2’s protection. Beyond the bespoke offerings, and past the industry-leading firmware, this is a brand that truly understands the real, day-to-day needs of its users. It’s a brand that knows we value quality, security and dependability above all else — and so it puts these features first. And, if that’s not smart, we don’t know what is.

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