The market for rugged smartphones is under the full control of Chinese manufacturers because large manufacturers do not pay much attention to this segment.
The audience raised the bar of requirements: after all, a simple smartphone with moisture protection IP68 is already not surprising, it should be given such that it can be dropped onto concrete, hammered nails, heated in an aquarium or stained with nuts. To make a feasible contribution to the general folly decided the company E&L, which introduced a new rugged smartphone EL S70.
The main feature of this smartphone is its thickness: the manufacturer declares that the device is considered the world’s thinnest smartphone with several degrees of protection. The thickness of the novelty was 9.5 mm.
EL S70: Specifications
EL S70: Design
The new S70 smartphone has a body with cut-off corners. The dimensions of the device are 145.9 mm long, 75.9 mm wide and 9.5 mm thick, which is the main feature of this smartphone. The weight of the phone is 175 g. The color solutions are two: black and gray.
The back cover of the phone is made of rubberized plastic. The side faces of the phone are reinforced with a metal plate, all connectors are covered with rubber plugs.
The smartphone has protection against water and moisture according to the IP68 standard, immersion in water to a depth of 1.5 meters, up to 30 minutes. Due to the fact that the smartphone was tested according to the military standard MIL-STD-810G, there is protection from salt, dust, vibration, solar radiation and heat resistance. It is allowed to drop the phone safely on concrete from a height of up to 1.5 meters.
EL S70: Screen
EL S70 has a 5-inch IPS screen, with a resolution (FHD) of 1920×1080 pixels. To protect the screen, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 is provided. The screen occupies 62.44% of the area of the phone.
EL S70: Performance
The device is equipped with a MediaTek MT6757 processor consisting of 8 cores Cortex-A53 with a clock speed up to 2.5 GHz. For graphics, the GPU MALI-T860 MP2 responds with a frequency of 900 MHz.
In this case, the amount of RAM is 4 GB LPDDR3, and the built-in – 16 GB, which can be expanded with an SD card up to 128 GB. For personal safety, a fingerprint scanner with a response time of 0.1 sec answers. The phone running Android 7.0 Nougat is not the newest solution, but there may be an update.
EL S70: Camera
The S70 phone has 3 cameras: On the back, there is a dual main camera with modules of 13 and 8 Mp, and on the front – 8 Mp. Unfortunately, the manufacturer does not specify whether interpolation is used. It is possible to shoot Full HD videos – 30 frames per second.
EL S70: Battery
For the autonomy of the smartphone, a responsible not removable Li-ion battery with a capacity of 2,650 mAh.
EL S70: Price
The thinnest rugged smartphone EL S70 can be purchased for $ 249.