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Newest Vernee announced: it’s Rugged!

And it's incredible stylish too.

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In all fairness, after all the Mix devices, and 18:9 ratio smartphones I’m always really happy if I receive some news about a phone one actually can use on a daily basis, without getting a glass insurance first. Of course there are companies like Nomu, Blackview, E&L, AGM and Zoji that specialize in rugged phones making it their core business. Yet lately there are more and more manufacturers of regular smartphones that take their first steps in the field of rugged devices. Homtom tried in 2016 with the HT20 Pro (and failed, since the phone wasn’t as water- and shockproof as was advertised) and of course we have the Ulefone Armor (1 & 2) the Doogee S30/S60 and the more expensive Samsung Active models that all have their own pro’s and con’s. This time another brand jumps on the rugged phone bandwagon, and since it’s a brand I would’ve least expected, I’m really curious about the newest Vernee! They have announced their latest; The Vernee Active that looks, let’s be honest, quiet impressive on paper. Let’s take a closer look at the Active together:

The first thing I notices was the fact that the Vernee Active seems to be miles away from the bulky, extremely heavy rugged phones we’ve become used to. It’s not even plastered with bright yellow or orange rubber bumpers but uses Kevlar instead! And if you compare the device to, let’s say the extremely heavy Doogee S60 or the thick and bulky Ulefone Armor, it actually looks more like a regular business phone rather than a rugged device. That’s a good thing in my opinion.

Especially since we don’t have to worry about protection with a device that can stand temperatures anywhere in between -30 and 60 degrees Celsius, is 99% dust resistant and is not only resistant to water, but is also protected from silt-residue so even the oceans water won’t harm it.

There also was a time when you had to accept lower specs when you went for a rugged device, but a quick look at the Vernee Active’s list of specifications assures us there is nothing to be worried about in that area.

I mean, what about a 5.5”JDI Incell Display with a FDH (1920x1080p) resolution for a great view even in bright sunlight? How does a 4200mAh battery with fast charging technology and use of a USB Type C connector sound? I think it sounds very interesting especially when you take into consideration it’s powered by a Mediatek Helio P25 Octa Core chipset combined with a whopping 6GB RAM! And your internal storage? Well, seems to me with a staggering 128GB on board there’s little to complain there, right? On top of all that Vernee confirmed the Active will also be NFC compatible, and will have global coverage when it comes to 4G/LTE Bands. Now there’s something we don’t see in all Chinese smartphones!


Then there’s the camera, according to Vernee’s own website the Active will sport a 16 megapixel rear- and an 8 megapixel front-camera with Sony sensors. But somehow they fail to mention anywhere (so far) which type of Sony Sensors exactly. But I’m confident more details about this will be brought out in the near future. Either way it looks the Vernee Mix will be rather competitive in the camera department also.

Seems to me the Vernee Active is definitely and interesting device for everyone that wants to use a smartphone in every situation and environment. For more information you can always take a look at Vernee’s very own website at: