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