Hong Kong/Munich, February 22 2019
At the Mobile World Congress 2019 (MWC) in Barcelona, RugGear®, the world’s leading manufacturer of rugged mobile devices, will present the new RG655, one of the world’s first ruggedized smartphone with Android Pie. With a battery power of 4,200 mAh, the RG655 doesn’t get down so quickly under the most adverse conditions or for casual use. A further highlight is the 5.5″ (13.97 cm) super-bright display in 18:9 size. The outdoor smartphone equipped with Android 9 Pie complies with the IP68 standard and is also protected against all types of liquids, dust, oil mist, vibrations, shocks and even falls from up to 1.5 metres onto concrete in accordance with MIL-STD-810G. Thanks to PTT (push-to-talk) technology, the device can also be used as a walkie-talkie. An 8-megapixel front camera and a 13-megapixel rear camera enable high-quality shots of the best moments – whether on the construction site or in search of new adventures. The RugGear RG655 is now available for an RRP of 279 EUR (incl. VAT).
Unbeatable strength despite slim status
The RugGear RG655 is driven by an Octa-Core Helio P22 processor with a clock rate of up to 2 GHz. The 4,200 mAh battery provides sufficient power for endurance, which eliminates the need to reach for the charger even in critical situations. The device has 3 GB RAM and 32 GB internal memory. In addition, the RG655 offers many additional features such as PTT technology, which can be used as a walkie-talkie and is quick and easy to navigate with a user-defined button. In this attractive rugged phone, a powerful 95 dB loudspeaker is also included for crystal clear sound. In addition, the powerful outdoor smartphone supports NFC, WLAN and Bluetooth 5.0.
The versatile device with dimensions of 152,5 x 75,4 x 12,5 mm (L x W x H) meets the military standard MIL-STD-810G in a temperature range of -20°C to +60°C. The use of a special polycarbonate mixture for the housing and specially arranged crash zones to dissipate the impact energy help to protect the sensitive electronics from impacts and vibrations. The RG655 is a true 24/7 companion with a premium rugged carbon fibre-like feel.
Scope and delivery
The RugGear RG655 comes with a USB cable, charger and QuickStart Guide. The device is available for an RRP of 279 EUR (incl. VAT).
Android Android 9 Pie OS
ROM 32 GB
RAM 3 GB
Dimensions 152,5 x 75,4 x 12,5 mm (L x W x H), 196 g
Display 5,5 inch, IPS (CPT) 720 x 1440, capacitive touchscreen, usable with gloves and wet fingers
Processor MediaTekHelio P22 (MTK6762V), Octa-Core
2 cameras 13 MP (rear), 8 MP (front)
FDD-LTE B1/3/5/7/8/20/28A/28B (EU) 2/3/4/5/7/8/12/17/28A/28B/B66 (US)
TDD-LTE B38/40/41 (EU)B38/40(US)
WCDMA B1/5/8 (EU) B2/4/5 (US)
WLAN 802.11 b/g/n/ac
GPS GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Accelerometer, Geomagnetic
Bluetooth 5.0 Low Energy
PTT Push-to-Talk / user defined button（Customize according tothe list in the customkey APP)
Battery 4,200 mAh
SIM Dual SIM Nano
NFC Supports NFC
Industrial and outdoor certificates:
IP68 Waterproof up to 1.2 m for 30 min, completely dust proof / drop-proof up to 1.5 m
MIL-STD-810G U.S. military standard – specially protected against vibration and falling from up to 1.5 meters
Temperature range -20° C to +60° C
RG655 Detailed Specifications.
32GB (supports microSDHC up to 128GB)
Size and weight:
152.5 x 75.4 x 12.5mm, 196g
Main: 13MP (AF) / Front: 8MP (FF)
Cellular and wireless:
EU: GSM: B2/3/5/8
Assisted GPS (A-GPS) and GLONASS / Digital compass / Wi-Fi / Cellular
Micro-USB / Headphone jack
Audio (MP3, AMR, AAC) / Video (AVI, MP4, 3GPP)
Power and battery:
Ambient Light / Proximity / Accelerometer / Geomagnetic
Android Pie 9
Google apps / RugGear assistant
In the box:
Device / Quick start guide / Micro USB & power adapter
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.
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