Unihertz Rugged QWERTY Smartphone

You hear it is coming and now, it is finally here, well, almost. We talking about the Unihertz Titan Rugged QWERTY Smartphone, the rugged BlackBerry-like device. It is now live on Kickstarter and man, it looks like many people are clamoring for a ruggedized smartphone with physical keyboard.

The campaign just went live and already, it has seen over 1,700 backers swarming over it, pushing the funding to over $410,000, or 413 percent funded. It shouldn’t come as a surprise, really. I mean, seriously, with a rugged built that can survive 6 feet drop, IP67 rated for dust and waterproof, accessibility of Android OS, a 4.5-inch FHD+ touch display AND a physical, backlit keyboard, it has pretty much everything and then some.

Unihertz Rugged QWERTY Smartphone Kickstarter

Here’s a rundown of its key specifications:

• SoC: Unnamed SoC with up to 2 GHz octacore processor
• RAM: 6 GB DDR4 1600 MHz
• Storage: 128 GB, expandable with microSD card
• Display: 4.5-inch, 1,440 x 1,440 pixels; Corning Gorilla Glass
• Cameras: Single 16 MP AF main camera; 8 MP front-facing camera
• Interface: USB Type-C port
• Security: Fingerprint sensor (front) and Face Unlock
• Sensors: G-sensor, Gyroscope, Proximity, Ambient Light and Compass
• Connectivity: Dual-band (2.4/5 GHz) WiFi 802.11a/a/b/g/n/ac, WiFi Direct, WiFi Hotspot, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC, NFC payment
• Location: GPS/Beidou/GLONASS/Galileo
• Bands:
⁃ GSM: Band 2/3/5/8
⁃ WCDMA: 1,2,4,5,6,8,19
⁃ TDSCDMA: Band 34/39
⁃ CDMA2000: BC0/BC1
⁃ FDD/TDD LTE: B1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/13/17/18/19/20/25/26/28A/B28B/34/38/39/40/41/66
• Battery: 6,000 mAh with wireless charging
• OS: Android 9.0 Pie
• Others: Dual SIM support, IP67 rated, Shockproof construction, Walkie-Talkie function with programmable button, QWERTY keyboard with support for gestures (like a trackpad), Backlit keyboard

Unihertz Rugged QWERTY Smartphone

You may have noticed that it is the second device in the market in recent times that packs a pretty bonkers 6,000 mAh battery after ASUS ROG Phone 2. With 6,000 mAh, the Unihertz Titan can power you through for 7 days straight, providing up to 25 hours of Internet use, up to 42 hours of talk time, up to 25 hours of video playback or up to 110 hours of audio enjoyment.

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Unfortunately, the special pricing of $199-239 were snapped up. However, you can still pre-order a unit for $259 which is very affordable for a smartphone of this caliber. Since the campaign is funded, it your pledge for a product is a pre-order which will be fulfilled sometime in December 2019.

All images courtesy of Unihertz.