IFA 2015: Hisense C20 KingKong 2 has Corning Gorilla Glass 4 front and rear


Hisense C20 KingKong 2

The Hisense C20 Kingkong 2 takes the idea of an IP67 rugged phone but removes much of the chunky rubber and replaces it with Corning Gorilla Glass 4.

In a trend that is becoming more popular, we are seeing phone makers produce durable phones that look less like rubber bricks and more like a standard Android smartphone. Earlier this year we saw the UMi Hammer which met this criteria, and later this year the new Hammer S and Moro X Force will launch offering similar durable designs.

At IFA, Hisense are also showing they are up to the challenge and have announced the new Hisense C20 KingKong 2, an IP67 certified phone with built in rubber bumpers, sealed ports and glass body.

Hisense C20 KingKong 2

The glass body makes for a change on a phone designed to take a knock and scrape so it comes as no surprise that Hisense are using Corning Gorilla Glass 4 across the 5-inch HD display and the rear of the phone.

As with the Hisense C1 Series, the KingKong also uses a Qualcomm chipset, but this time around a Snapdragon 415 running at 1.3Ghz. There is also 2GB RAM, 16GB internal memory and a 13 mega-pixel Samsung main camera. The C20 also has Dolby sound so you can enjoy your tunes in defined audio while climbing a frozen waterfall, or whatever other extreme hobby you pass your time with.

Again no word on pricing or a release date, but expect the C20 KingKong 2 to launch in China first then Europe and possibly North America.

Previous IFA 2015: Hisense C1 Series measures only 5.43mm thick
Next IFA 2015: Hisense Magic Mirror tablet gets Retina display and narrow bezels

18 Comments

  1. rashid
    September 3, 2015

    Cant you gif me full spec c20,, n how I cant register you dealer in malaysia

  2. G'n'T
    September 3, 2015

    I like the sound of that Samsung main camera.

    • Mesterio
      September 3, 2015

      you were soo close, should have read, i like the sound of that, Dolby sound.

      • G'n'T
        September 4, 2015

        haha good point Mesterio although in my case the camera is much more important to me than Dolby sound on a phone..

  3. Dante
    September 3, 2015

    Snap 415 – Eh … Whatever still a nice phone

  4. Guest
    September 3, 2015

    Cant you gif me full spec c20,, n how I cant register you dealer in malaysia

  5. G'n'T
    September 3, 2015

    I like the sound of that Samsung main camera.

    • Mesterio
      September 3, 2015

      you were soo close, should have read, i like the sound of that, Dolby sound.

    • G'n'T
      September 5, 2015

      haha good point Mesterio although in my case the camera is much more important to me than Dolby sound on a phone..

  6. Dante
    September 3, 2015

    Snap 415 – Eh … Whatever still a nice phone

  7. September 3, 2015

    OK … I stopped reading immediately I read Snapdragon 415.

  8. jimberkas
    September 3, 2015

    SD415 is enough for me. i don’t really like all glass phones, though i understand they look nice. still have an LG Optimus G which is all glass and its admittedly held up well.
    if this is cheap enough, i’d give it a try
    does it have a Hisense skin? i question how good that would be…

  9. Michael Ogbonnaya
    September 3, 2015

    OK … I stopped reading immediately I read Snapdragon 415.

  10. jimberkas
    September 3, 2015

    SD415 is enough for me. i don’t really like all glass phones, though i understand they look nice. still have an LG Optimus G which is all glass and its admittedly held up well.
    if this is cheap enough, i’d give it a try
    does it have a Hisense skin? i question how good that would be…

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    September 5, 2015

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  13. ChrisR_ocks
    September 7, 2015

    I asked the team at IFA and they said the King Kong II will be around 300€ and sold from about QI/QII 2016.

  14. ChrisR_ocks
    September 7, 2015

    I asked the team at IFA and they said the King Kong II will be around 300€ and sold from about QI/QII 2016.