MWC 2023: Ulefone Armor 23 Ultra with Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and 16GB RAM announced

The Mobile World Congress 2023 is still ongoing in Barcelona, and since its commencement on the 27th of February, many new OEMs seem to be gaining more eyebrows than even some established dogs. Yesterday, we told you about Tecno’s exciting adventure at MWC in Barcelona, where the company introduced her first Foldable smartphone dubbed Phantom V Fold with Dimensity 9000+.


But it wasn’t only Tecno that have something new and exciting, Ulefone, the world’s leading manufacturer of rugged phones, is also one of the underdogs stealing eyebrows from established brands at the MWC in Barcelona. The company announced the world’s most powerful rugged smartphone at the event on the 27th of February. Say hello to Ulefone Armor 23 Ultra.

What makes Ulefone’s Armor 23 Ultra so special?

This fully rugged Android phone boasts a titanium alloy frame and nano-texture glass cover, ensuring the best durability and excellent image quality. One of the most notable features of this device is the integrated two-way satellite messaging, allowing users to communicate with emergency services when they are stranded outdoors. There are similar technologies embedded in the recently release Motorola Defy 2 and Cat’s S75.


The Armor 23 Ultra runs on the latest Android 13 operating system and is powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 mobile platform with a massive 16-Gigs of memory and 1-Terabytes of internal storage, providing endless power and storage possibilities. The phone also boasts a 6.67-inch notch-less display with 2400×1080 resolution and built-in in-screen fingerprinting.

Not just the fingerprint, the frontal 16-megapixel selfie camera is also hidden under the display, making the Ulefone Armor 23 Ultra the first rugged smartphone to offer such a futuristic design.

The camera system on the Ulefone Armor 23 Ultra is impressive as well, featuring a 108MP main camera, a 64MP ultrawide lens, and a third 64MP telephoto camera. Additionally, the device is equipped with a massive 7000mAh battery that supports 120W ultra-fast charging.


Key specification of Ulefone Armor 23 Ultra

  • Screen : 6.67″ – Full HD+ resolution with 120hz refresh rate
  • Processor : Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
  • Storage : 1TB
  • RAM : 16GB + 8GB virtual RAM
  • OS: Google Android 13 OS
  • Rear cameras :
    • Main: 108 megapixels
    • Ultrawide: 64 megapixels
    • Telephoto: 64 Megapixels
  • Front camera : 16 Megapixels (Under screen)
  • Other features : Under-screen fingerprint scanner
  • Battery : 7,000mAh with 120W charge

This new device sets a new precedent for rugged smartphones and could potentially signal a new era of high-end-powered rugged mobile devices. Overall, the Ulefone Armor 23 Ultra is an exciting addition to the rugged mobile phone market and is sure to impress outdoor enthusiasts and professionals alike. Being the first rugged smartphone to use Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 flagship CPU, we are eager to see how much this device is going to be priced.

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