Land Rover Explore will be available from April the 26th, the rugged smartphone aimed at those with a love for the great outdoors.
We all use our smartphones on a daily basis, they have apps for everything these days. Whenever I go out greenlaning I use my Sony Xperia Premium to record the byways and take pictures, the only problem is that its not exactly built for the great outdoors. Land Rover have built a smartphone that is designed specifically for those with a love for outdoor pursuits.
The device, known as the ‘Land Rover Explore,’ is water-proof up to 1.8 meters, and salt water will not even damage it. The phone has been styled after Land Rovers own Discovery, despite its durability it still looks like a sleek device. It also features a custom skin for quick access to utilitarian information and custom apps for outdoor activities. It can be used even when you’re wearing thick gloves and includes some essential emergency features including a compass and an SOS light.
Unlike a Samsung Galaxy or an iPhone it can also handle being dropped, extreme temperatures, thermal shock, and intense vibrations. The handset features dual-SIM support and comes with a massive 4,000 mAh battery that Land Rover claims will give you two days of usage with the screen constantly on, or one day of activities which involve constant GPS tracking, perfect for a phone designed for the great outdoors.
Exploring is a unique experience – only you can define your own adventure. The award-winning Land Rover Explore: Outdoor Phone has been made to help you explore further, for longer and with added confidence. Find new routes, tracks, trails and paths – step out and embrace the outdoors. The Explore will help you live your adventures to the fullest. It’s waterproof, drop tested and built to withstand temperatures from the mountain to the surf, with a battery that won’t cut your day short. Take control and stay connected with a phone that’s as tough and durable as you are. Its sleek design makes it a piece of outdoor gear that fits the rest of your life too.
Additional battery packs are available, including the Adventure Pack 3,600 mAh and the additional battery 4,370 mAh.
The device is “designed for people who live for adventure and need a phone that can survive whatever it’s put through
Other specs include the deca-core MTK Helio X27 chipset, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, 16-megapixel main camera, 8-megapixel front camera, and Android Nougat with a planned Oreo update sometime in the future. The Adventure Pack also includes a 25 x 25 ceramic patch GPS antenna, protective case, and stainless steel carabiner with canvas strap.
- 4000mAh plus additional add-on Battery Packs
- IP68 Splash, Water and Dust resistance
- Drop-proof to 1.8 metres with factory fitted screen protector
- Premium grade, detailed off-road topographical mapping options from ViewRanger
- Android™ ‘Nougat’, with scheduled upgrade to ‘Oreo’
- 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM, expandable via microSD™
- Deca-core 2.6GHz 64 bit MTK Helio X27 chipset with Dual SIM functionality
- 16 MP Rear camera, 8MP front camera, 4 x digital zoom
- Bright 5 inch FHD display, Corning ® Gorilla® Glass 5 protected, optimised for outdoor use
- LTE Cat 6
The Land Rover Explore is set for release April 26th and will cost £599. The Adventure Pack is apparently included for that price.