Gigaset Introduces First IP68 Smartphone - Gigaset GX290 Model

Gigaset based in Germanyknown as a smartphone maker with a dull appearance and modest features, it seems finally ready to present something interesting. According to the information received from the dealer, which means quite reliable information, in the near future the first protected smartphone in the company's portfolio should enter the European market. For him, even special letters were selected to separate the new line from the previous one. The device is called a Gigaset GX290.

The smartphone looks quite modern - longscreen, drop-shaped cutout under the camera. The margins on the screen, of course, are rather big, but for a protected model this is excusable. Moreover, the device clearly does not mark flagships, being built on the far from new MediaTek Helio P23 chipset and has a 6.1-inch screen with a relatively low resolution HD +. By the standards of Gigaset, it is middle class.

The main camera is dual - 13 MP + 2 MP service module for determining the depth of the scene. Frontal - 8 MP.

The battery deserves special praise - 6200mAh with support for fast charging 15 watts. Whether it will be able to share energy with other devices is still unknown, but why not? The charging input is modern - symmetrical Type-C.

The protection of the model is IP68 certified, whichmeans the ability to survive under water and complete dust resistance. Appearance implies that the smartphone also has a chance to survive the fall. The screen is reportedly protected by Gorilla Glass 3.

The announcement is expected in September at IFA-2019in Berlin. The estimated price in the European market is 300 euros. A certain Spanish store, however, has already set a price tag of 230 euros, but it is unlikely that it will be guaranteed to remain after the official announcement of the device.

Key Features Gigaset GX290:

S-IPS screen, 6.1 ″, 720 × 1560, 16M colors, touch, capacitive, multitouch, Gorilla Glass 3
IronMediaTek Helio P23 MT6763
2.3 GHz, 8 x Cortex-A53, Mali-G71 MP2
Memory ROM 32 GB
Mobile Internet LTE cat.4 150/50 Mbit / s
Mobile networksLTE
UMTS 850, 900, 1900, 2100
GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900
Battery Li-Ion, 6200 mAh, 15 W
Camera13 MP, flash, autofocus, dual: 13 MP f / 2.2 + 2 MP
frontal: 8 MP
NavigationGPS, GLONASS
OSAndroid 9.0 Pie
Sensors Accelerometer, Approach, Illumination, Fingerprint Scanner (at the back)


Tatyana Kobelskaya