Ulefone Power Armor 18 previewed as a mobile photography flagship rugged smartphone ahead of January 2023 debut
Ulefone has announced the Power Armor 18 as its first rugged Android smartphone of 2023. With its waterdrop-notched 6.58-inch LCD display driven by the MediaTek Dimensity 900 processor, it has a lot in common with the pre-existing 18T, down to the main ISOCELL HM2 rear camera sensor.
However, the 18 switches an advanced FLIR camera for one rated to "measure body temperatures from 35 to 42°C, object temperatures from -20 to 80°C, and ambient temperatures from -20 to 80°C" in an apparently instantaneous manner.
Ulefone indicates that this new feature should be as useful at work as it may be to help avoid illness in oneself or others. Otherwise, the Power Armor 18 is still rated to run Android 12 using a 9,600mAh battery that charges at 66W.
Its 12GB RAM/256GB internal storage Global Version units already have an AliExpress page with a price of US$699.98; however, Ulefone has indicated that it will become available at a "Sale Price" of US$349 with a free wireless charger from January 9 to 13, 2023.
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