MWC 2017 | Hisense announces C30 "Rock" waterproof smartphone
As the successor to the Hisense C20, the C30 "Rock" promises to retain the waterproof and dustproof characteristics of the series while providing a larger display and more powerful internals. The Chinese electronics manufacturer unveiled the C30 at MWC 2017 with the following specifications:
- 5.2-inch FHD IPS display w/ Gorilla Glass 4
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 SoC
- 3 GB RAM
- 32 GB eMMC
- 16 MP f/2.0 rear + 5 MP front cameras
- 3000 mAh battery
- Micro-USB port
- Dual-band 802.11ac WLAN w/ Bluetooth 4.2
- 7.95 mm thick
Aside from its IP68 compliance, the C30 will also be shock-resistant up to 0.5 Joules according to the IK04 standard. The manufacturer demonstrated this capability first-hand at its booth as shown in the clip below. Meanwhile, the wide 84-degree front-facing camera should cater well to selfies. Android 7 Nougat will ship standard and LTE bands 1/2/3/7/8/20/38/40 are all supported to be compatible with most carriers in Europe.
Hisense will launch the C30 for about 300 Euros and the smartphone is already available on certain online retailers for pre-order.