Ulefone’s newest rugged mobile phone, the Ulefone Armor 22, is coming soon. Featuring a 64 MP NightElf night vision camera, 120 Hz display and a huge battery, it replaces the popular Armor 21.
This is the third handset announced by the manufacturer this month, following the Ulefone Armor X12 Pro and Armor X13.
The Ulefone Armor 22 phone will go on sale soon. However, the manufacturer’s website already has almost all the information about the upcoming rugged mobile, the successor to the Ulefone Armor 21.
Perfect in every situation
The water, dust and shock resistant casing itself brings the usual Ulefone design. The device is protected from all kinds of impacts by a solid black casing and, as in previous models, it also features a side panel reinforced with a metal band.
The phone is extremely thin for a rugged mobile phone, measuring just 15 millimetres. It is no coincidence that the manufacturer advertises it as “Ultra-Slim”. Even so, it’s still much bigger than the average mobile phone. Its dimensions are 176.8 x 84.9 x 15 millimetres, which is not small, weighing in at 324 grams.
Of course, the new model also has the usual ratings, including IP68/IP69K and MIL-STD-810H. It can withstand being dropped on a hard surface up to around 1.5 metres, is mud and dust resistant and can operate in 1.5 metres of water for 30 minutes without any problems.
The Armor 22 has a 6.58-inch IPS panel with FullHD+ (1080 x 2408 pixels) resolution and a maximum refresh rate of 120 Hz. Looking at the specs, this is the exact same display that was in the previous Armor 21.
Fast processor and ample memory
Under the back, we find an 8-core MediaTek G96 (MT6781) system chip with 2 ARM Cortex A55 and 6 ARM Cortex-A76 processors. These can run at a maximum speed of 2.05 GHz. In games, the ARM company’s Mali-G57 MC2 graphics unit can serve a good purpose. The choice is interesting for me, as the predecessor Armor 21 got the slightly more powerful Helio G99.
The device will be available in two versions, one with 8 GB of memory and 256 GB of storage, and the other with the same amount of memory and 128 GB of storage. The 8 GB memory can also be doubled in this model thanks to the virtual memory. Those who opt for the model with the smaller memory when buying it will not have to despair later, as the internal memory can be expanded using a MicroSD card.
Armor 22 with 64+ 64 megapixel Dual Camera
The promotional material pays special attention to cameras. This is no coincidence, as there are two 64 megapixel units on the back. The primary camera, a high quality 1/1.7-inch Sony IMX686 sensor with f/1.89 aperture, is used. The secondary camera is also 64 megapixels, but it has been equipped with night vision. Thanks to the OV64B sensor and two infrared LEDs, you can take pictures at night, even in total darkness.
The manufacturer has described its image processing algorithm as a fancy-sounding “NightElf Utlra 2.0” algorithm, which is capable of processing 64 megapixel sensor data perfectly. The result is expected to be much better than the 20 megapixel Sony IMX350 sensor used previously.
Power is provided by a 6600 mAh battery, which can be charged using a 33 W fast charger. According to the official site, a full charge will give you 360 hours of standby, 27 hours of calling or 12 hours of video playback from the Andriod 13 operating system.
Due to the system chip, the Ulefone Armor 22 also supports 4G mobile networks. The phone’s SIM slot has a total of three empty slots, two for SIM cards and one for a MicroSD card.
The phone also supports NFC (Google Pay), facial recognition, side fingerprint reader, glove mode, headset-free FM radio and IR remote control.
The Ulefone Armor 22 will be available soon
The Ulefone Armor 22 will be available in two colours: all black and black and green. For now, we don’t see a price on the manufacturer’s site or on the official Aliexpress store, so for now we can only guess how much you’ll have to pay at the start of sales. One thing is for sure, some promotional action will be available in the first weeks for the new model.
You can read more about the device on the official site or in the official webshop:
Ulefone Armor 22
Buy Ulefone Armor 22
Official Aliexpress store