Runbo E81: smartphone multitool for extreme conditions

In the Russian market this summer should appear very nontrivial smartphone Runbo E81.

The device is not that completely new - createdThe device is still in the past year, because it is not filled with the first freshness, and the operating system is Android 8.1 Oreo. But he can do a lot of things that do not offer the numerous flagships of today's bright colors.

Runbo E81 - industrial protected smartphone. It will do for tourists, although some features will be redundant, and you will have to pay pretty for them. These include the presence of a separate button for Internet radio communication, useful for enterprises, but not particularly necessary in field conditions.

But support for DMR-communication (and a separate button forPTT-walkie-talkie), outside the range of cellular towers will be useful for sure. It will also be useful to be able to replace the battery with a more powerful one (complete - 2500 mAh, optional accessory - 4000 mAh). By the way, the battery is not just removable, it can be charged separately from the smartphone. The smartphone, in addition to the standard port for charging USB-C, has terminals for magnetic charging.
There is a 20-pin connector for additional modules - an external camera or something else you need.

The optional accessories kit includes two different docking stations: a regular one and with an RJ45 connection for connecting to a PC.

Buttons, of course, hardware. In addition to the PTT keys and POC buttons for the Internet radio, there is an SOS button. IP67 water protection.

The smartphone already has four card slots: two for SIM, one for microSD, one for PDT card.

Fingerprint scanner is. NFC supports.

Iron is pretty decent, just not new. Chipset MediaTek Helio P23, 4 GB of RAM 64 GB of internal flash memory. The screen at the present time is tiny, 4 inches in total, but with a surprisingly high resolution of 640x1136 pixels. Protected, of course. There are cameras; there will probably be not very much sense from them, at least in artistic terms.

Price tag - 679 € (about 50 thousand rubles). For the Russian market is expected even more brutal - 60 thousand rubles. Start of sales - July 31.

The main characteristics of Runbo E81:

Screen4 ″, 640 × 1136, touchscreen, capacitive
IronMediaTek Helio P23 MT6763
2 GHz, 8 x Cortex-A53, Mali-G71 MP2
RAM RAM 4 GB, ROM 64 GB, Micro-SD up to 128 GB
Mobile Internet LTE cat.4 150/50 Mbit / s
Mobile networksLTE Bands 1-5,7,8,17,20,38-41
UMTS 850, 900, 1900, 2100
GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900
Battery Li-Ion, 2500 mAh, additional 4000 mAh as an accessory
Dimensions148 x 64 x 30.3 mm
Weight430 g
Camera 13 MP, flash, autofocus
frontal: 5 MP
NavigationGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou
OSAndroid 8.1 Oreo
Sensors Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Approximation, Illumination, Fingerprint Scanner, NFC


Tatyana Kobelskaya