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Quechua announces new 5 inch ruggedized smartphone

Quechua Rugged PhoneQuechua has launched a new 5 inch rugged and durable Android smartphone in accordance with fellow French manufacturer Archos. Although Quechua is historically known for its sporting goods and other equipment, it’s very fitting that a company known for durable goods launches its own heavy duty handset.

Speaking about the hardware of this Quechua branded device, there appears to be a 5 inch display of unknown resolution, a 1.2 GHz quad core processor, 1GB of RAM, a 5MP camera on the back, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, 4GB of internal storage with a microSD card slot and a very beefy 3,500 mAh battery. Quechua promises talk time of over 22 hours with the stock battery, which is commendable for a 5 inch smartphone. The smartphone is IP54 certified as well, which means it is water, shock and dust resistant.

Availability related details haven’t been made public yet, but the pricing has been set at €230 ($312). The smartphone should be available in stores in time for the holiday season.

Source: L’Informaticien – Translated

Via: GSM Arena