Ulefone, the company that is known for constantly making tough smartphones is at it again with the new Armor 12 Dual 5G. The device which is a self-praised “world’s first Hi-Fi speaker 5G rugged smartphone” comes with the usual capacity which is being rugged to the core. The device features dual-5G as well as an antibacterial coating making it a true outdoor smartphone for extreme situations.
This is a heavy-duty device with some pretty cool features despite its affordable price point. Powering it is the MediaTek Dimensity 700 chipset which is built on a 7nm process and then you get an 8GB of RAM with 128GB of internal storage.
It also has a big 6.52-inch display with a waterdrop notch to house its front-facing camera while its battery capacity is a massive 5,180mAh Li-Po battery that can be charged at 18W using a USB-C port while it can be wirelessly charged at 15W.
On the camera part, you get a quad setup which includes a 48MP primary sensor and then an 8MP wide-angle lens, a 2MP macro lens, and a 2MP depth sensor which can help with precision when taking portrait photographs on the device.
With a quad-rear camera setup, I’m forced to ask what is the motive of this device in the first place considering the fact that rugged smartphones are often built for that purpose – rugged situations and don’t always require a heavy focus on the camera. Instead, focuses are usually on the toughness of the devices in terms of their durability as well as their efficiency and power management.
Ulefone wants the Armor 12 Dual 5G to be the utility smartphone with which you can do all things I guess. But let’s continue with other cool specs that make this device outstanding from others.
It carries the capability of wireless payments using NFC connectivity, advanced navigation systems and runs on Android 11 OS.
Now to the speakers part, it comes equipped with dual 1216 super-linear speakers with 7 magnets sound unit and 106dB sound loudness. While that’s a lot of numbers to wrap your head around on papers, a real-life test would be the best way to put this so-called powerful speakers to test.
Apart from premium sound hardware, the company has optimized the software with 15 levels of fine-tuning while painting the original audio quality. The smartphone comes with an anti-bacterial coating based on silver-ion-based additives to keep you at bay from bacterial infections.
Ulefone is also going to be hosting a giveaway during the unveiling event of the device and anyone interested can win free gifts. To participate, you just head over to YouTube by August 18th, and AliExpress on August 23rd. Pre-sale starts from August 23rd and you can get further info about the device on Ulefone’s official website here.