Back in February of 2020, we were proud to reveal that hide.me VPN was teaming up with Volla and their crowdfunded Volla Phone. We know that our users are big on security and privacy, and that is just what the Volla Phone sets out to bring its users. We are all aware of the impact that big tech companies such as Google, Facebook, Apple etc. have on our lives. Google in particular for those that make use of an Android phone, with Google services strewn throughout. But with a Volla Phone, you get the best of Android, without the baked-in Google services.
Volla and hide.me VPN
When we saw that Volla shared our passion for privacy and security, we thought it was a no-brainer to team up and help Volla Phone users go one step further with their security goals. Every Volla Phone will come preinstalled with hide.me VPN and one month free of our Premium plan!
Volla’s focus on data protection and open-source sensibilities
The Volla OS is based on a completely Google-free Android OS. Volla is dedicated to being as transparent as possible, and is gradually publishing the source code of their Volla OS. This means that the privacy they promise is verifiable by anybody. The apps you usually find by default on Android phones have been curated and replaced with reliable open-source alternatives. And thanks to a popular and bustling community surrounding Volla OS, we are already seeing useful tools such as an app to launch alternative operating systems from removable storage.
For those looking to move away from Android altogether, there is, in fact, an option for Ubuntu Touch instead. Making it the only European phone with this option.
Remove distractions with Volla OS
Nowadays, our conventional phones are constantly bombarding us with notifications, and are very good at distracting us. Volla OS is designed in such a way to help you do what you want to do, with no fuss, distractions, or hassle. Volla OS founder Dr. Jörg Wurzer said “We want to give users back the freedom to decide for themselves with whom they want to share which data and when. The technology in the Volla Phone is not an end in itself. It should fade into the background and accompany me as a tool in everyday life.”
This clean and distraction-free interface is powered by things such as the “Springboard”. The Springboard is a simple interface, that upon unlocking your phone, you just type in what you want to do and it will get you where you need to go. No spending time looking for apps and getting lost along the way, the Springboard will do all the tedious work for you.
What specs you can expect from the Volla Phone
For those that like to pore over the specs of a phone, you can expect a phone that will more than meet your every need, both performance and feature-wise. With a Volla Phone you can expect:
- 16-megapixel dual camera at the back
- 16-megapixel front camera
- Wireless Charging
- NFC and fingerprint sensor
- Octa-Core processor
- Dual SIM or SIM with SD Card
- Extra powerful battery
The devices are being manufactured in Bocholt, Germany by hardware supplier Gigaset with an elegant, clean, and sustainable design.
If you are interested in getting a Volla Phone for yourself, you can find it at Volla’s online store. Make sure you don’t miss out!