Hong Kong/Munich, February 19, 2019

RugGear, the leading manufacturer of rugged mobile phones, has won this year’s iF DESIGN AWARD from the world-renowned design label in the telecommunications category with its RG725 push-to-talk smartphone. The RG725, a device as flexible and fast to use as a walkie-talkie, but with all the advantages of a full-fledged smartphone based on Android™ 8.1 Oreo™, was awarded for its outstanding, innovative and functional design.

Award-winning push to talk design

The iF DESIGN AWARD is presented once a year by the world’s oldest independent design institution, iF International Forum Design GmbH in Hanover. “We are very proud to have won the award and see our advantage in the fact that, as an international company with German roots, we combine the best of both worlds: Design and engineering in Germany, production in China,” says Oliver Schulte, CEO of RugGear, commenting on his success. “With the RG725, we have developed a device that offers many different functions for a variety of work requirements and convinces with its innovative, industry-leading push-to-talk design for industrial users”. The 67-strong, independent, international expert jury also honored this. The number of applicants was large: The jurors had to award the coveted seal of quality from among 6,375 entries from 52 countries. For 66 years, the iF DESIGN AWARD has been a globally recognized trademark when it comes to excellent design. The iF DESIGN AWARD is one of the most important design awards in the world. It honours design achievements in all disciplines: product, packaging, communication and service design/UX, architecture and interior design as well as professional concept. All award-winning entries will be presented in the iF WORLD DESIGN GUIDE, published in the iF Design App and exhibited at the iF Design Exhibition Hamburg. The awards ceremony will take place on 15 March 2019 at BMW Welt Munich.

About RugGear®

Founded in 2006 by Maverick Chen, RugGear®, headquartered in Hong Kong, is today one of the leading manufacturers of rugged mobile phones, smartphones and tablets for use in extreme work environments and outdoor activities. With roots in China and Germany, we’re proud to call ourselves a true ‘East meets West’ company. No matter what your personal or professional needs are, RugGear supports both work and play so you can feel confident with a reliable device all day long. The company has not only made a name for itself in the industry as an innovation leader, but has also developed and manufactured rugged ODM mobile devices for other brands for many years.
RugGear mobile devices are suitable for a wide range of industrial and outdoor applications and meet the most important standards (IP67/68, MIL-STD-810G, water tightness, shock resistance, dust-tightness, etc.). RugGear is present in Europe, the USA, the Middle East, Australia and Asia. The products are available worldwide from leading specialist retailers and online.

RG725 Detailed Specifications.

Colors:

Black

Capacity:

16GB (supports microSD up to 128GB)

Memory:

2GB RAM

Size and weight:

136.5 x 66.5 x 24.5 mm, 284g

Display:

4.0-inch / HD, 640 x 1136

CPU:

MT6739WW, 4x 1.5GHz

Camera:

Main: 5MP (AF) / Front: 2MP (FF)

Cellular and wireless:

EU: GSM: 850/900/1800/1900
WCDMA: Band 1/4/5/8
LTE-FDD: Band 1/3/4/5/7/8/20/28A/28B
LTE-TDD: Band 38/39/40/41(2555~2655)
VoLTE support
GPRS/SMS/MMS support
Bluetooth 4.1 Low Energy
WIFI 802.11 a/b/g/n/(2.4GHz/5Ghz)

Location:

Assisted GPS (A-GPS) and GLONASS / Digital compass / Wi-Fi / Cellular

Connectivity:

USB-C / 13-Pin headphone jack (Direct Radio Connect)

Playback:

Audio (MP3, AMR, AAC) / Video (AVI, MP4, 3GPP)

Power and battery:

5000 mAh

Sensors:

Ambient Light / Proximity / Accelerometer / Geomagnetic

Operating system:

Android 8.1 (Oreo) / Supports OTA Updates

Apps included:

Google apps / RugGear assistant

SIM card:

Dual nano-SIM

In the box:

Device / Quick start guide / USB-C cable & power adapter

About RugGear

Founded in 2006 by Maverick Chen, RugGear®, headquartered in Hong Kong, is today one of the leading manufacturers of rugged mobile phones, smartphones and tablets for use in extreme work environments and outdoor activities. As an engineering powerhouse, RugGear is the only supplier in the booming market for rugged mobile devices that can draw on its own R&D department (in Germany) and its own production at its parent company Power Idea Technology (China). The company has not only made a name for itself in the industry as an innovation leader with 60 of its own patents, but has also developed and manufactured rugged ODM mobile devices for other brands for many years.
RugGear mobile devices are suitable for a wide range of industrial and outdoor applications and meet the most important standards (IP67/68, MIL-STD-810G, water tightness, shock resistance, dust-tightness, etc.). RugGear is present in Europe, the USA, the Middle East, Australia and Asia. The products are available worldwide from leading specialist retailers and online.

Further information on RugGear can be found here:

RugGear online: www.ruggear.com

RugGear on Facebook: www.facebook.com/RugGear

RugGear on Instagram: www.instagram.com/ruggearphones

RugGear on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ruggearphones