Chinese phone manufacturer, AGM, is set to launch a new rugged smartphone on Wednesday, August 29. The new phone which will be sold as the AGM X3 will be the most powerful rugged smartphone available as it will come with a Snapdragon 845 processor. Ahead of its release, the phone has appeared on China’s network agency, TENAA, baring all its specs.
The AGM X3 will come with a 5.99-inch screen with a 1080 x 2160 resolution. It is powered by an octa-core processor clocked at 2.649GHz which has been confirmed to be the Snapdragon 845 mobile platform. There will be two configurations – one will have 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage while the other will have 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. Irrespective of the version purchased, owners will be able to add more storage via a MicroSD card slot.
On the back of the phone are dual cameras arranged vertically. The TENAA listing says one of the rear cameras is a 20MP sensor but the pixel count of the second sensor isn’t stated. There is also a 24MP sensor in front for selfies and video calls. Below the dual rear cameras is a fingerprint scanner for keeping the phone secure.
The AGM X3 will run Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box and pack a 4,100mAh battery. While it may be a big battery when compared to other flagships released this year, the capacity is actually much smaller than that of the AGM X2 which has a 6000mAh battery.
The X3 will only be available in black according to TENAA. Seeing as it is a rugged smartphone, it is no surprise that the phone weighs 200g. Its dimensions are given as 167.5 x 81.5 x 10.5 mm.
Based on the pictures provided by TENAA, the AGM X3 appears to have a back made of glass with curved sides. There is a rubberized frame with extra thick corners that runs around the phone to absorb shocks when it falls.
The phone has its volume rocker on the left-hand side while the power button is on the right. We believe the extra buttons on the right and the left are the dedicated camera and VOC sensor buttons respectively.
The AGM X3 will not only be waterproof and dustproof, it will also be drop-proof from a height of 1.5 meters, and be MIL-STD-810G certified.