ZTE to Release a Rugged Android Smartphone

China’s ZTE may be able to launch a rugged smartphone for the local market, according to photo leaks from a Chinese website.

The company is reported to have secured approval to sell the G601U, an Android smartphone that is clad in an impact absorbing rubber skin and sealed joints.

The specifications are modest for a new Android phone, coming with a 1.3Gh processor, a 4-inch screen and a display of just 800×480 pixels.

However, it also comes with a sizable battery that should provide a solid day of full use without recharging, which is often a more important utility on building sites where such devices might be signed out on a daily basis.


Newsletter sign up