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Ulefone Power Armor 18T debuts as its rugged brand's new 5G thermal imaging flagship smartphone

The Power Armor 18T. (Source: Ulefone)
The Power Armor 18T. (Source: Ulefone)
Ulefone's latest rugged smartphone boasts the "latest" Lepton 3.5 thermal imaging tech from FLIR in one of its rear-facing shooters. It is joined by a 108MP sensor as a 'normal' main camera, and also steps up to an FHD+ 120Hz display kept on with a 9,600mAh battery that even has fast charging in this generation. The rugged device has a 5G MediaTek Dimensity chipset - then again, it still runs Android 12.

Ulefone is an OEM that has just augmented its line of rugged smartphones with a 'premium edition' called the Armor 17 Pro. However, surprisingly, it is not content to stop there with its 2022 product cycle, and has already launched a follow-up that joins the similar-sounding but apparently different Power Armor series.

The 18T is in truth the most direct successor to the Armor 11T, and upgrades to a newer FLIR Lepton 3.5 sensor with MSX technology. Then again, it is more like the 17 Pro in that it has a 120Hz display and the brand's new and improved 66W charging standard.

The 18T has a larger battery than either of those preceding smartphones, however, although it also joins the 17 Pro in an upgrade to wireless and reverse wireless charging.

The new device even has a decent mid-range MediaTek Dimensity 900 processor as well as 12GB of RAM - therefore, it is almost a shame it is not also Ulefone's first ever handset to ship with Android 13 out of the box.

Ulefone's new "5G thermal imaging flagship" is poised for a November 1, 2022 "world premiere". However, it is also already listed on AliExpress starting at US$499.99 for a single 256GB internal storage SKU.

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The 18T's more "thermal imaging flagship" aspects. (Source: Ulefone)
The 18T's more "thermal imaging flagship" aspects. (Source: Ulefone)

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2022-10-29 (Update: 2022-10-29)