After the Armor 5 wanted to look even more chic with its back made of acrylic glass, one remembers the Armor 6 back to the classic outdoor smartphone design. Furthermore, the successor is finally given a 6.2-inch FullHD+ display and the stronger Helio P60 processor.
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As already mentioned, the Armor 6 is again based on the classic combination of metal frame and TPU (plastic) and reminds in the red version a bit of the Vernee V2. The corners are slightly thicker again to better absorb shocks. On the back you will find a dual camera, a fingerprint sensor and also a UV sensor . This is to warn you of excessive UV radiation and thus prevent sunburn.
The LC display grows to a proud 6.2 inches in the 6 Series, which has a resolution of 1080 x 2246 pixels (402 PPI). Unfortunately, it also brings back a Notch, but which seems to be at least a little smaller than the Armor 5. The screen is protected in 19: 9 format by Gorilla Glass 5. With the screen, of course, grows the entire phone and now comes to dimensions of 166 x 83 x 13.3 mm.
Also internally a lot has happened. If you previously put on the popular P23, now the newer and stronger Helio P60 is installed, which is comparable to the Snapdragon 660 from Qualcomm. The P60 has four Cortex A73 cores and four Cortex A53 cores, each with a clock frequency of 2GHz for a neat performance in the Umidigi Z2 Pro we tested. Add to that the ARM Mali-G72 MP3 graphics unit and a dedicated unit for AI (Artificial Intelligence).
The P60 is supported by 6GB of RAM and 128GB of mass storage , which can be expanded up to 256GB. Overall, I expect a decent performance boost here compared to the Armor 5. The battery remains at 5,000 mAh, but now has to provide a larger and sharper display and a more powerful processor with energy. In view of the poor running time of the Armor 5, I am a bit worried here. UleFone has to simply optimize the software this time for the new chip, then here is certainly a good battery life in it. However, it is already pleasing that wireless charging is supported according to the Qi standard.
Not all is known about the cameras yet. Currently, you already know that the dual camera on the back consists of a 16 megapixel color and an 8 megapixel monochrome sensor, which are interpolated to 21 MP and 13 MP high. The aperture size is f / 2.0, so it can fall a little more light on the sensor. Which sensor is exactly what is not yet known. I hope the second camera is not a dummy this time.
At the front, you can snap photos with 8 MP (interpolated to 13 MP) and also on f / 2.0 enlarged aperture. This camera is then also Face Unlock realized. In the camera segment, an improvement must take place in any case, because that was one of the biggest weaknesses of its predecessor.
This time, the Ulefone Armor 6 will not only offer an IP68 (water protection up to 1.5 meters and dust protection), but also an IP69K rating. The 9K rating means that the Armor 6 is protected against high-pressure water / steam jet cleaning. In addition, it should also comply with the military standard MIL-STD-810, which does not mean, however, that the necessary tests were really all performed. Therefore, I would not pay much attention to this information.
The Armor 6 is well placed for connectivity. In addition to Band 20, 18 more LTE tapes are supported, WLAN ac is available and even NFC (Google Pay) is one of the party. The Bluetooth standard is not the newest with 4.2, but at least USB type-C is used. Very pleasing is also that according to the data sheet probably installed a real dual-SIM. So you can use two SIM cards and a microSD card at the same time. The operating system is Android 8.1 Oreo used.
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