The famous battery maker Energizer has unveiled a new smartphone focused on toughness and durability: its name is Hardcase H500S. It is an affordable device but also a solid rugged phone. It features a slim but resistant body with IP68 certification, so it is dust-resistant as well as waterproof (up to 1.2m deep for 30 minutes at max).
Further, the device is able to survive drops from a height of one meter and it has a display protected by Corning’s Gorilla Glass 3. Even though it is a rugged handset, Energizer Hardcase H500S has a thickness of just 10 mm. Its display is a classic 5-inch panel with an HD resolution: a panel with a very low consumption which helps its 3000 mAh lithium unit to reach a very long battery life. It can provide up to 22 hours of talk time.
On the hardware side, there is a quad-core MediaTek MT6737 processor running at a max frequency of 1.3 GHz. The SoC is paired with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage. There is a single 13 MP camera on the rear side, a 5 MP selfie camera and Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. Energizer Hardcase H500S also includes a hybrid dual SIM slot.