The pandemic did break most of our bank accounts. The smartphone industry also seems to have suffered a lot in the past year. Most customers planning to purchase a new smartphone in 2021 are now equally cautious on durability as they were with functionality and performance. This is where the rugged flagship UMIDIGI BISON and its new follower UMIDIGI BISON GT prove to be the sweet spot.
A powerful variant of the UMIDIGI BISON has remained only as rumours under the radar. Now the Rugged Flagship UMIDIGI BISON GT is all set to launch on March 22nd this year. The feature-packed rugged smartphone will go on sale for US$239.99 on AliExpress.
The UMIDIGI rugged smartphones have always remained budget-friendly, considering how other rugged smartphones are priced. The new GT version of the UMIDIGI BISON has a very similar look and feel as its predecessor. The differences lie under the hood, and yes, the change is worth the upgrade. From the new 64MP AI-powered camera to the X-axis linear vibrator motor, let’s have a look at what makes this new guy a special device worth the attention.
The Helio G95 is a significant upgrade over the previous Helio P60. Paired with the upgraded onboard 8 gigs of RAM and 128gigs of faster UFS 2.1 storage, the GT crossed the 30K mark on AnTuTu Benchmark with no hiccups.
Full HD has become the standard for even the most expensive smartphones in the world. The display on the GT is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass. The device also features a dedicated Glove Mode which should boost the touch sensitivity even when
Revamped Camera Module
Rugged smartphones have always struggled quite a lot to produce satisfactory results in
photography. Well, things change with the new BISON GT. The rear camera module
houses a 64MP primary camera. With its F1.89 aperture, one should be capable of
taking some decent night shots. The rear module houses a 16 MP ultra-wide lens, a
5MP depth sensor and a 5MP macro lens. For selfies, however, the BISON GT went a single 32MP selfie shooter.
5150mAh Battery with 33W Fast Charging
Long gone are the days of battery packs and long waits. The new GT comes with a whopping 5150mAh battery which supports 33W Fast Charging.
IP68 & IP69K
The device comes with IP68 and IP69K rating. This makes the device water-resistant
for up to 1.5 meters for a maximum period of 30 minutes. IP68 also ensures protection
from dust, dirt, and sand. IP69K means the device can withstand the thermal steam
wash test. This enables it to resist water pressure as high as 100 bar (1450 psi) at a
maximum temperature of 80 ℃. The devices also come with an added barometer and
two customizable buttons for better control of the device.
- Screen: 6.67″ FHD+ Waterdrop Screen
- CPU: MediaTek, Helio G95, 2 x A76 2.05GHz large core, 6 x A55 2.0GHz small core
- GPU: ARM Mali-G76 MC4, up to 900MHz
- RAM: 8GB, LPDDR4X dual-channel
- Storage: 128GB, UFS 2.1
- Rear camera:
64MP ultra-high-resolution primary camera, 1/1.72” image sensor, 1.6μm 4-in-1 superpixel, F/1.89 aperture, 6-element lens
16MP ultra wide-angle camera, FOV 120°
5MP depth camera
5MP macro camera, 2cm macro distance
- Front camera:
32MP, F/2.0 aperture, 5-element lens
- Water, dust, shock resistant: IP68, IP69K
- Dedicated keys: Two independent customizable buttons
- Connectivity: Dual 4G / Dual VoLTE, GPS, Glonass, Galileo, Beidou, USB Type-C, Bluetooth 5.0, OTG
- Battery: 5150mAh, 33W Fast Charge
- Dimensions: 170.3 x 82.5 x 12.8 mm
- Weight: 283g
- Sensors: Side-Mounted Fingerprint Sensor, Barometer, Proximity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Electronic Compass
- Colors: Cyber Yellow, Lava Orange
Pricing and Availability
As said in the beginning, the BISON GT will go on sale from March 22nd in two colour options of Cyber Yellow and Lava Orange. It will be an
AliExpress exclusive with a price tag of $239.99, and you can add the smartphone to the cart to grab additional discounts. You could also visit UMIDIGI’s official
website to join the giveaway as the company is giving away 10 units UMIDIGI BISON GT.
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