French newspapers have reported that they are in the process of developing a smartphone that would not leave your phone with a permanent, data-stealing backdoor.
French media outlets, including Le Monde and Le Figaro, have been exploring ways to make their smartphones less vulnerable to hackers.
According to Le Mond, it would be possible to encrypt the data on a phone, without the need for an additional encryption key.
There would be no way for the owner to remove the phone from the storage capacity or make it inaccessible.
It would be up to the user to decide how to handle the data.
It’s unclear if the new phone would have a lock screen or a notification system.
There are currently several Android phones on the market, including the Huawei Mate 8 and the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+, but no phones have a fingerprint sensor.
It remains to be seen if a fingerprint scanner would be included in a new device.
Le Monda, Le Figoure and Le Mondo also reported on their websites that the project would cost around $150,000.
Google’s Android security researchers have also been working on a fingerprint-based security solution, though they haven’t yet released their code.
Google has previously promised to release its fingerprint scanner software as a free service to anyone who wanted to use it.