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Aspera unveils new ‘rugged’ smartphone

The new Aspera R10 “rugged” smartphone comes to market with IP68 rated protection against water and dust ingress.

“At Aspera, we launched our first rugged smartphone in 2014, and we’ve released many more since then, garnering a solid reputation for robust design and excellent protection against drops, knocks, water and dust ingress,” says Aspera Mobile MD Allan Robertson.

“The R10 is undoubtedly the best, toughest and most rugged smartphone we’ve ever released and it’s just $299.”

According to Aspera, the R10’s “robust” design provides a level of protection from heavy knocks and drops, and protective seals secure the device against water and dust.

The smartphone comes with NFC, enabling contactless payments wherever they are accepted, a 6.5″ HD+ display, dual 4G sim cards, Android 13 OS, a 2GHz Octa-core MediaTek processor coupled with 4GB RAM and 128GB ROM. A 5100mAh battery is expected to get you through a “full day and more”.

The R10’s rear camera is 13MP and its front facing camera is 8MP.

“We’ve had great success with our previous rugged smartphones and with the R10 we wanted to release something even more unique in the market but still make it excellent value,” says Mr Robertson. “We’ve achieved that as with the R10’s specs it is ideal for tradies and workers in transport, farming, mining and agriculture where a mobile device is essential, but it’s going to have a tough life.

“The R10 isn’t just for tradies though, as it’s specifically designed to protect against and withstand pressures from the dailies including weather, environment and also most common daily drops, knocks and bumps.”

The Aspera Mobile R10 smartphone is available now for $299 from Big W, Retravision, Better Electrical, Mobileciti, selected IGAs and selected BP service stations.

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