INTRO: Although we all know that Land Rover may be a company that manufactures rugged cars and spacious SUVs. Recently, we saw the corporate team with Cambridge University to develop a “no-touch” interactive system for cars. However, did you recognize that two years back, the car-manufacturers released the “toughest” phone on the planet? It was the Land Rover Explore. Now, the corporate unveiled an upgraded version of the device.
The Land Rover Explore R is an updated iteration of the company’s previous smartphone, which is analogous to Samsung’s Galaxy S20 Tactical Edition. However, as updated because it could also be , by the looks of it, the smartphone seems like an outdated one with those huge black bezels and an iPhone 4-like design.
According to the corporate Director of Branded Goods and Licensing, Jon Sinclair, the new smartphone will somewhat resemble the company’s rugged and hard SUV, the Defender. Sinclair even says that the Explore R perfectly reflects [the] new Land Rover Defender.”.
The Explore R – Tougher Than the Toughest?
The company is promoting the smartphone as a “tough” phone instead of a smartphone with flagship specs. As a result, spec-wise, the smartphone comes with a mere 4GB RAM, a 64GB ROM, a Mediatek Helio P35 MT 6765 chipset, one 12MP Sony camera sensor at the back, and a 7-inch display panel.
As you’ll see, the specs of the smartphone don’t even compare to the specs of any budget smartphone within the market. However, design-wise, it looks like the foremost durable smartphone, on paper, that comes with an IP68 certification which enables it to face up to dust and water.
According to the company, the Explore R has been tested to last up to 35 minutes underwater. It also prevents sand or dust to enter into the device and may survive drops from 1.8m onto the steel. And for that 7-inch display, the car-makers used the recently launched Gorilla Glass 6.
The smartphone will have a price close to a whopping $537 (~Rs 39307), closer to the recently released OnePlus Nord. However, if you’re someone who lives life by the sting for adventures and thrills, then this smartphone-cum-tool may be a must-have for you.