It has been a while since a B-Brand manufacturer launched a new device. We have been bombarded with top-speced smartphones from famous brands like Xiaomi, Black Shark, Vivo and Realme for the past few weeks. I almost missed cheaper smartphones that focus on a specific niche, as Ulefone does with their rugged devices. Today the company revealed a new smartphone that has IP68 rating and a rugged design for more durability.
The Ulefone Armor 7X is not a high-end device. It is not even a mid-range smartphone, having only 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. The quad-core Mediatek Helio A20 CPU used for the phone is also a low-budget chipset that won’t set any performance records. It does come with low power consumption and that will really help for battery life, especially considering that the Ulefone Armor 7X has a decent 4000mAh battery. Charging isn’t fast by today’s standards, at only 5W, but should be good enough for most people.
The 5″ LCD screen has HD+ resolution (1280×720) with a 294 PPI pixel density. The phone has a single 13MP camera on the back that supports 1080p recording at 30fps, and a 5MP selfie camera on the front. You also get a rear-mounted fingerprint reader, a customizable action key on the side, dual-4G SIM slots, expandable storage up to 128GB and even NFC. This is along the traditional options like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS. Ulefone Armor 7X ships with Android 10 out of the box.
The phone is not that impressive spec-wise, but those that are looking for such a device are not buying it for performance, but for durability. The Ulefone Armor 7X has IP68 and IP69K rating for water and dust resistance, can be submerged up to 1.5m underwater and has a rugged body that should help the phone withstand falls and accidental hits, making it perfect for construction workers or other people that work in hazardous environments. Presale will start soon for $129.99, and Ulefone is holding a contest where you can win one of the 10 devices being offered as well as many coupons for buying the phone.