Let’s start backwards. Until earlier today, all we knew about Ulefone Armor was just a name. But by now, the tough device has already appeared on the Ulefone official site for presale. The presale brings a steep discount of $40 over the official price of $199.99. So, you can order it now for $159.99 by clicking the link at the end. But what about its specs?
To achieve IP68 dust and waterproof ability, Ulefone Armor has adopted a highly tight structure while inevitable gaps in the structure are filled with waterproof film. As for earpiece, microphone, and speaker which have to touch the air, they are waterproof themselves. The Armor body consists of 2 layers from hard polycarbonate and soft TPU while the display is features Corning Gorilla Glass 3. They together help the phone survive most slips of hand. Besides, Ulefone Armor also has a safe temperature bracket from -20℃ to 80℃.
As Ulefone claims, its designers tried to deliver some masculine aesthetics through the big slabs and prominent screws on the back cover. Oh, and the tyre texture on the edges as well. And for the first time, we see physical navigation keys and the Ulefone logo under the display. With a 4.7-inch 313PPI HD display, Ulefone Armor measures 148.9 x 75.8 x 12.5mm. A bit thick for modern smartphones.
Compared with mainstream mobile phones, Ulefone Armor has 2 more functional physical keys on its edges. With one click on the SOS key, you will make a call while send a message with your GPS information to a preset contact when you are lost outdoor. And the other physical key will open the camera and in the meantime take a shot, quite useful for underwater photography.
The Armor supports 18 frequency bands in 2/3/4G, including some CDMA and TDD-LTE bands. Quite interesting is the aluminum bottom of the phone body. You may attach a sling on it, but it is actually the extended antenna for GPS and radio signals. This design is expected to offer better navigation and communications in tough environments.
Besides the aforementioned features, Ulefone has also offered good specs for daily use. It features an MTK6753 SoC, 3GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage. The camera has a 13MP lens and the battery is a 3,500mAh from Sony. Lastly, Ulefone comes with Android 6.0 and a custom UI.
If you want to preorder the Ulefone Armor, just go to the link below. The device is available on Everbuying.