Ulefone Armor 9 - outdoor smartphone with FLIR thermal imaging camera
Ulefone Armor 9
Processor and memory
CPU: MediaTek Helio P90
Internal memory: 128GB
Display diagonal: 6.3 inches
Display resolution: FHD +
Display Type: IPS
Main camera: 64 MP Samsung GW1
Thermal camera: FLIR Lepton + FLIR MSX technology
Dual SIM: Yes
SIM size: Nano SIM
GSM: B2 / 3 / 5 / 8
TDD LTE: B34/38/39/40/41
FDD LTE: B1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/13/17/18/19/20/25/26/28A/28B/66
WiFi: 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac
Battery: 6.600 mAh
Operating system: Android 10
Rating: IP68 / IP69K MIL-STD-810G
Ulefone Armor 9
Update 04. August 2020
The Ulefone Armor 9 smartphone is now available. As "EU version" and "Other Version", there is the smartphone with different cellular bands. Depending on the shop, the outdoor smartphone with FLIR thermal imager costs between 380 and 450 Euro, a Price Comparison can be found at the end of the post.
FLIR thermal imager and endoscope
The Ulefone Armor 9 not only presents itself as a pure outdoor smartphone, but also as a real diagnostic tool. A special feature is the integrated one FLIR Lepton camera module, a radiometric-compatible LWIR camera solution that turns the Armor 9 into a particularly inexpensive and mobile thermal imaging camera. Changes in temperature can be recorded as a thermal image or video. The FLIR MSX technology fuses the thermal image with the real image, which in turn provides more contrast and recognizable details. The maximum range of the FLIR thermal imager is approximately 30 meters. Next to it is the smartphone with one 64 MP Samsung GW1 main camera equipped.
Another peculiarity is the attachable endoscope. The module is plugged into the side of the smartphone without using the USB port. It is not yet known whether the endoscope is included in the scope of delivery or has to be purchased as a separate accessory.
IP68 / IP69K MIL-STD-810G
An outdoor or construction site smartphone has to be able to withstand a lot. The Ulefone Armor 9 is designed for just that. At least if you believe the information provided by Ulefone. Accordingly, the smartphone is after the Degree of protection IP68 / IP69K Protected against dust, water (permanent immersion and high pressure) and against high temperatures (hot water). According to the US military standard MIL-STD-810G the smartphone has undergone extensive environmental test conditions. Which of the total 29 Tests were passed, Ulefone (yet?) does not recognize. To use the MIL-STD-810G label, you only have to pass a test!
MediaTek Helio P90, Android 10, NFC and more
The system-on-chip is that MediaTek Helio P90, a powerful 8-core mid-range chip with good energy efficiency. Stand by 8GB memory and 128GB data store to the side. The SoC's memory controller is dual-channel LPDDR4X and UFS2.1 compatible. Other features known to date include: 6.3 inch FHD + display, an actual Android 10 User interface, an extensive 4G LTE cellular support and NFC, with which the smartphone can also be used for mobile payments (Google Pay). The capacity of the battery is full 6600 mAh, which speaks for a persistence of several days.
Price and availability
With its Armor range of smartphones, Ulefone is now one of the best-known manufacturers in the field of robust outdoor smartphones. At the 29. June the new Ulefone Armor 9 will be available via the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter sent into the race. It is not yet known exactly when the smartphone will go on sale. However, Ulefone already teasers the price $ 4XX with which it is guaranteed to make the competition (e.g. CAT) sweat when it comes to price-performance.