Update | Ulefone Armor X6 Pro: a new budget rugged smartphone with an upgrade to Android 12
Ulefone has finally launched one of its smartphones with Android 12 (and without ads, apparently) out of the box. The Armor X6 Pro might also surprise many consumers with its screen size. Its HD+ panel is just 5 inches in diameter, leaving its dimensions at 150 x 78.9 x 14.4 millimeters (mm).
Then again, it is also a more normal 227 grams (g) in mass, and this is because it comes with most of Ulefone's 'extreme work phone' bells and whistles, a stocky "360° Full Protection" casing made of TPU and aluminum with IP68/IP69K, MIL-STD-810G and "solar radiation protection (to the tune of up to 1120 watts per meters squared (W/m²) of exposure)" ratings.
These potential vocational advantages contrast sharply with the 4G/LTE-only Helio A22 SoC, paired with just 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage (although that spec can be expanded to 128GB) found in the Armor X6 Pro.
The Armor X6 Pro is priced at just US$120 on Ulefone's website - however, one needs to watch out for its shipping costs, at just over $66 to send one to Germany and $56 to get one to Canada.
In addition, Ulefone does not ship to the US; however, it is possible that it will appear on Amazon soon, as the vanilla X6 is on there already at $100 or €100 right now. (Update: the X6 Pro has now started on Amazon.com, at a price of US$125.99.)