A posting in the Telecommunications Authority database in China has unveiled ZTE’s new rugged phone, the G601U.
The phone may have a sexier final name when it is announced, but for now its model number is all we have to identify it by. The posting in the Telecommunications Authority was first noticed by GSMinsider, who also posted the specs.
According to GSMinsider, the G601U’s internals are competent but not impressive. It sports a dual-core 1.3Ghz CPU, 1GB of RAM and a 400×800 (VGA) 4-inch touchscreen display. Its internal storage was not revealed but it will be expandable through a microSD slot. Camera wise it has a 5MP backfacing camera with LED flash and a plain old VGA front facing camera. It runs Android 4.2.2.
What makes it stand out is its rubberized casing that likely makes the phone more durable than your average smartphone. These kind of phones also tend to have some sort of water resistance level but any specifications on that front are still unknown.
Depending on the price, the G601U could be a great choice for hikers and outdoor enthusiasts. We will likely hear more at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next month, if not before.
While I was able to find the posting on the Telecommunications Authority’s website, I was unable to find the specs, so I could not independently verify them, so we will have to trust GSMinsider in that capacity for now.
We will keep you up to date as information comes in.