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Land Rover launches Explore R ruggedized smartphone

The Land Rover Explore R smartphone is targeted at adventurous outdoor types. (Image: Land Rover)
The Land Rover Explore R smartphone is targeted at adventurous outdoor types. (Image: Land Rover)
Land Rover has launched its second branded smartphone. The new Android-powered device is ruggedized and is designed with the same off-road adventurous spirit as its Land Rover Defender series.
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Luxury British off-road vehicle maker Land Rover has launched its second smartphone. Its new Explore R is a ruggedized device that has been “inspired by the resilience of the Land Rover Defender." The company says that the Explore R has been made for lovers of outdoor activities and has been designed to withstand challenging environments and extreme temperatures.

The Explore R smartphone has been given an IP68 rating for water and dust resistance and has also received MIL SPEC 810H for ruggedness. It is water resistant for 35 minutes at 1.5 meters in depth and can withstand repeated drops at 1.8 meters on steel. Its processor hasn’t been specified, but it centers on a 5.7-inch HD+ display with an 18:9 aspect ratio and is covered in drop resistant Corning Gorilla Glass 6. System RAM is 4 GB while storage is 64 GB, but expandable with a microSD card.

Battery capacity for the Explore R is rated at 3,100 mAh, although Land Rover says that it has been “optimized” to last 1.5 days on a charge. Cameras include a “high-quality” 12 MP Sony dual pixel main shooter and an 8 MP selfie camera. Surprisingly, it is preloaded with just Android 9 but it comes with the promise of an Android 10 upgrade. It also comes preinstalled with “premium grade” detailed off road topographical mapping although this is a UK-only feature.

The Land Rover Explore R is shipping now for £399.00 GBP (roughly US$540).

(Image: Land Rover)
(Image: Land Rover)

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Sanjiv Sathiah
Sanjiv Sathiah - Senior Tech Writer - 1229 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2017
I have been writing about consumer technology over the past ten years, previously with the former MacNN and Electronista, and now Notebookcheck since 2017. My first computer was an Apple ][c and this sparked a passion for Apple, but also technology in general. In the past decade, I’ve become increasingly platform agnostic and love to get my hands on and explore as much technology as I can get my hand on. Whether it is Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Linux, Nintendo, Xbox, or PlayStation, each has plenty to offer and has given me great joy exploring them all. I was drawn to writing about tech because I love learning about the latest devices and also sharing whatever insights my experience can bring to the site and its readership.
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Sanjiv Sathiah, 2020-09- 1 (Update: 2020-09- 1)