Introducing the DeWALT MD501 tough phone
DeWALT are entering the tough phones market with a handset aimed towards construction workers.
Announced today the DeWALT MD501 tough phone will be produced under licence by Global Mobile Communications and manufactured by RugGear.
The new device is IP68 certified and is capable of being submerged at depths of up to 2 meters for up to 30 minutes plus is completely impervious to dust. Also, thanks to it's robust design and MIL-STD 810G rating this handset can survive drops onto concrete from heights of up to 2 meters.
4G capable and super-fast, the DeWALT MD501 offers dual-SIM support and Qi wireless charging, so whether you're at home or out on site, charging the handset is a s easy as placing it on the Qi charging pad.
Not that you should need to charge it regularly as the DeWALT MD501 is packing a large 3020 mAh battery that offers up to 450 hrs standby time and 420 mins talktime (3G).
There's a 5" Gorilla Glass 3 protected touchscreen that can be used with gloves on, useful when on-site or when wearing protective equipment.
The DeWALT MD501 also has a 13MP rear-facing camera that takes great photos, perfect for taking shots on the job, this is backed up by a 5MP front-facing snapper that can be used to take selfies or take part in important video calls with site managers, suppliers and family and friends.
The new device is running on Android 5.1 Lollipop which gives you access to the Google Play store so you can download your favorite apps and games. You'll find 16GB internal storage that can be increased further up to 64GB via the use of Micro SD Cards so you can store all your favorite apps, photos, videos and music.
We expect that the handset will see a full release to the UK market within the upcoming weeks.
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