A Silicon Valley based company called Macate has launched in the UK and their flagship cyber-security smartphone, Genio, will debut in the UK later this year.

The Macate Group, is an American multinational corporation that designs and creates state-of-the-art cybersecurity phones and secure financial transaction devices, is delighted to announce that it has launched in the UK.

Its new London office joins a host of other growing Macate teams strategically located across North America, South America, China, the Middle East and Africa, including its headquarters in Silicon Valley. The UK team, based in Kensington, will oversee the launch of a series of UK product releases this year, all of which will utilise the company’s industry-leading, patented security software.

The first product to be announced is mid-range, cyber security smartphone Genio which will be in UK stores later this year retailing at £249rrp. With an advanced encryption standard (AES) of 256, Genio offers the maximum-security level currently accessible to consumers, making it one of the most secure mid-range phones in the UK.

Genio boasts a 5.0 HD screen, a 13 MP rear and 5MP front camera and operates on pure Android 7.

It will be available in white, light golden, black and champagne and offers SIM free capabilities. It comes pre-installed with NetMe, Macate’s secure communication app. From chatting to friends and family to sharing video messages and files, NetMe lets consumers keep in touch securely and free of charge, using encrypted technology.

Genio’s unique, patented technology (developed by Codetel, the specialist software division of Macate) automatically detects the user’s location to give the highest grade of encryption compliant to the country they are in, making it ideal for those who want security peace of mind wherever they go.

Macate UK MD, and Londoner Darren Gillan, who previously worked at Vertu said,

“We’re excited to be adding a UK base to our growing global network. Mobile security is a big issue for many consumers; they need a device that operates seamlessly but also securely. At Macate we’re dedicated to the development of cybersecurity and we’re delighted to be bringing that expertise to the UK mobile market in the form of Genio.”

Macate’s launch into the UK smartphone market follows its success in the US with the GATCA Elite Cyberphone with Codetel Security Solution last year. Designed for individuals, corporations and government entities, the GATCA Elite was a first-of-its-kind security phone purpose-built to thwart cyber threats.

Macate was founded by serial entrepreneur and visionary Isaac Daniel in 2001 with a goal of revolutionising the telecoms, cybersecurity and biometric technology industries. The original inventor of GPS-embedded shoes, Isaac’s geo-positioning products are used to connect people all around the world.

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