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).

Technical data:

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)
GSM                                                                  850/900/1800/1900MHz(EU)(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


5.5HD+ 18:9(720*1440)


Helio P22(MT6762V)


Main: 13MP (AF) / Front: 8MP (FF)

Cellular and wireless:

EU: GSM: B2/3/5/8
WCDMA: Band B1/5/8
LTE-FDD: Band B1/3/5/7/8/20/28A/28B
LTE-TDD: Band B38/B40/B41(120M)
US: GSM: B2/3/5/8
WCDMA: Band B2/4/5
LTE-FDD: Band B2/3/4/5/7/8/12/17/28A/28B/66
LTE-TDD: Band B38/40
VoLTE support
GPRS/SMS/MMS support
Bluetooth V5.0 LE
WIFI 802.11 b/g/n/ac


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:

4200 mAh


Ambient Light / Proximity / Accelerometer / Geomagnetic

Operating system:

Android Pie 9

Apps included:

Google apps / RugGear assistant

SIM card:

Dual nano-SIM

In the box:

Device / Quick start guide / Micro USB & 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. 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.

Further information on RugGear can be found here:

RugGear online: www.ruggear.com

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