Ulefone this week introduced its new high-end shockproof and waterproof smartphone. Dubbed the Rugger Armor six, the ruggized telephone combines an IP68-rated chassis, a sizable show, numerous special-purpose sensors, as well as a high-performance SoC. Clearly keying in on a specific industry segment for the new phone, the Armor six will also ship with several pre-loaded applications which can be intended to be useful in the course of traveling or simply in various harsh locales.
Broadly speaking, most rugged smartphones have to make trade-offs to attain their style goals, like utilizing an inelegant chassis, mediocre hardware inside, or rather ordinary displays. Although the common causes behind such design and style choices are more or much less clear (e.g., maintain their BOM expenses and heat soak in check), there are numerous people who favor to have a rugged smartphone with out producing fairly a lot of compromises. The Ulefone Armor 6 in turn is looking to carve out a niche for itself in that industry by providing a rugged design with above-average hardware.
Around the outdoors, the Armor six includes a a rather decent seeking chassis featuring a die cast frame covered with protective rubber and red or grey metallic inlays. The enclosure is rated to handle drops from 1.two meters, submersion into water (up to 1.5 meters for up to 60 minutes), thermal shocks, corrosive environments, and so on. Meanwhile, framing a 6.2-inch 2246×1080 LCD show protected using Corning’s Gorilla Glass five, the Armor 6 is usually fairly huge and heavy: it’s 160 mm tall, 13.3 mm thick, and weighs 228 grams. All of which makes the Armor six a great deal larger than normal consumer smartphones, but is fairly common for this marketplace segment.
Moving on towards the insides from the Ulefone Armor 6. The smartphone is powered by MediaTek’s Helio P60 SoC, a eight-core design with quad A73 and quad A53 Arm cores too as Aem’s Mali-G72MP3 GPU. The SoC is paired with six GB of DRAM and 128 GB of NAND flash storage. Many current ruggedized smartphones have already been according to more affordable SoCs with low-power Cortex-A53 CPU cores, so the Armor six is notable for its overall performance prospective. Since it seems, Ulefone Armor a5 pro decided to not reduce corners and used a relatively high-performance SoC with Cortex-A73 cores as a way to make sure that owners of the handset can use all applications they need to having a comfy amount of performance.