You possibly might have seen / heard about the Lamborghini Alpha One Luxury Smartphone which is 1 percent of a car price that cost $2,450 (£1,910), well, today we have another Smartphone from Land Rover.
Land Rover are publicly known to surprise their customers with stunt cars that are defensive against nature and its disaster and they are not backing away from implementing that feature on their new smartphone.
Say hi, to the Land Rover Explore phone the automaker claims is as tough as a Discovery. That means, it can survive whatever test, it passes through. It looks more like Samsung Active Smartphones or rugged + military smartphones out there.
Land Rover Explore Key Specs
*. Battery: (4000mAh) plus add-on Battery Packs
*. IP68 Splash, Water and Dust resistance
*. Drop-proof to 1.8 metres with factory fitted screen protector
*. Customisable Outdoor Dashboard to access to the most important weather information, sensor data, and on-device tools for your activity: eg weather, wind, tides, compass, SOS light, etc
*. OS: Android™ ‘Nougat’, with scheduled upgrade to ‘Oreo’
*. RAM: 4GB RAM
*. Memory storage: 64GB ROM, expandable via microSD™
*. Processor: Deca-core 2.6GHz 64 bit MTK Helio X27 chipset with Dual SIM functionality
*. Camera: 16 MP Rear camera, 8MP front camera, 4 x digital zoom
*. Screen size: 5 inch FHD display
*. Corning ® Gorilla: Glass 5 protected, optimised for outdoor use
*. Touchscreen can be controlled with gloves on or with wet fingers
*. Night red filter mode reduces screen glare, preserving natural vision in low light and at night
*. LTE Cat 6
*. Curated apps and content catalogue relevant to outdoor pursuits
*. Premium grade, detailed off-road topographical mapping options from ViewRanger with Augmented Reality Skyline feature
*. In-box premium off-road mapping voucher, giving a choice of country-wide or custom region topographical maps in many markets.
The Land Rover partnered with electronics manufacturer Bullitt Group to unveil the Explore. The Explore phone has already passed through some series of test and wasn’t found guilty. It was drop tested to 1.8 meters (5.9 feet), and can survive immersion in salt water.
The home screen features a customisable Outdoor Dashboard for instant access to weather condition information and sensor data from the device. It can be set up to show the details most relevant to any activity at a glance.
Separately, the Explore Hub is a curated app portal, with a content catalogue relevant to many outdoor activities, as well as the Land Rover InControl apps. Plus, small features like a handy SOS flashlight and a Night red filter mode to reduce screen glare, help to ensure the Land Rover Explore is perfect for everyone with a passion for the outdoors.
Adventure Pack Specification
*. 3600mAh additional battery
*. 25 x 25mm Ceramic Patch GPS Antenna
*. TPU Protective case
*. Stainless Steel Carabiner with canvas strap
*. IP68 and 1.8 metre drop tested
It arrives with an optional add-on pack doubles battery life and the phone can also “cope with extreme temperatures, humidity, thermal shock, and vibration exposure,” according to Land Rover. Purely, the Land Rover Explore is an ‘Outdoor Adventure Smartphone’ which can be operated with hand gloves and wet fingers.
The first batch of phones will have the optional Adventure Pack, which includes the add-on battery pack, a ceramic GPS patch antenna, and a stronger protective case. Pricing starts at 649 euros ($800). The availability is April and can be purchased via designated stores.