Emerging Chinese smartphone brand iOutdoor has launched the thinnest rugged smartphone ever, the iOutdoor X. The selling point of the device is in its dimensions. Usually, rugged smartphones are synonymous with thick and rocky body. To break the boring trend, the iOutdoor X comes in a thickness of only 10.4 mm — crowning it the world’s thinnest rugged smartphone.
With the streamlined thickness, the iOutdoor X still manages to pack flagship-grade specifications and features peculiar to a rugged smartphone.
The iOutdoor X comes with a tough body made out of strong aluminium frame and other durable materials manufactured by Germany Bayer TPU. This materials keeps the iOutdoor X in perfect shape in the extremes of temperature and when it falls against hard surfaces. The device is also water and dust resistant as it is IP68 certified.
There is a 5.7-inch display in 18:9 aspect ratio on the front of the device. The display has a HD+ resolution and the side bezel are relatively thinner than most rugged phones. A 13MP camera is also at the front for taking high quality selfies anywhere; now you can take that underwater selfie you’ve been longing for.
On the rear, there’s a fingerprint sensor, 16MP + 8MP dual camera setup and dual LED lights. On the inside, a MediaTek Helio P23 MT6763 SoC powers the operations of the iOutdoor X. Per graphics, a PowerVR GT71 dual core GPU is put in charge. There’s a massive 6GB RAM on board and is paired up with 128GB of internal storage. The storage can be doubled up to 256GB by inserting an SD card into the second SIM card slot.
Battery-wise, the iOutdoor X is a bit behind. It comes with a disappointing 3,400 mAh Lithium Polymer battery; 4,000mAh would have made more sense. The disappointing battery size is however understandable as it can be attributed to the slim nature of the device.
The iOutdoor X ships with Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box and starts at $239.99.