DeWalt Launches MD501 Smartphone
US-based construction power tools firm DeWalt has unveiled its first smartphone “MD501” with tough looks that match its rugged qualities that users can work with even with their gloves on.
The device is manufactured by Global Mobile Communications, a mobile communication solutions company for DeWalt. The MD501 packs LTE/4G support, a 13MP camera, a MediaTek MT6735 1.3GHz processor with 2GB RAM, 5-inch 720p display (toughened Gorilla Glass 3 screen) and a 3,950mAh battery that the company claims delivers up to 450 hours of standby time. The handset packs in 16GB of internal storage and support memory expansion up to 64GB via a microSD card slot.
Check out the specs below:
- Rugged mobile device designed specifically for professional construction end-users.
- Dual micro SIM 4G Android 6 (Marshmallow) – meaning greater connectivity across networks in rural construction areas, and a possible solution to mobile blackspots.
- IP68 dust, water, and weather protection.
- Operating range of -20 degrees to 60 degrees Celsius (-4 degrees to 140 degrees Fahrenheit) making it ideal for Northern Canada operations.
- MIL-STD 810G certification so it can withstand up to two-meter drops onto solid concrete.
- Five inch screen of HD Bright View Gorilla Toughened Glass 3 for protection on construction sites. The screen is also compatible with gloves.
- 13MP rear camera.
- Battery life of up to 36 hours of heavy usage and up to a week on standby that is designed to “mitigate scenarios where a worker is left without connectivity”.
- Wireless Qi charging – meaning it is fully compatible with all forms of wireless charging.
- Pre-installed Lone Worker Protection App that can be accessed using a side mounted function button, and provides both an audible and text alarm, sending a worker’s GPS location and alert message to a manager or colleague. It can also be used to trigger an alarm if an accident, such as a fall, occurs.