After excelling in the feature-rugged smartphone market AGM, has finally launched two new rugged smartphones – AGM G1 and AGM G1 Pro. They did not only come with 5G but pack lots of features you won’t find on your regular smartphone.
The two phones share a similar design but there are subtle differences that distinguish them apart. AGM says it has designed a new modular chassis for the phones which allows them to be moded.
The two phones have a waterdrop notch for the front-facing camera and a thick bottom bezel. On the back is a big round protrusion for the gigantic speaker it packs. The cameras and LED flash are arranged around this protrusion while a fingerprint scanner sits below.
The AGM G1 differs from the AGM G1 Pro with respect to the orange accent on the latter. This accent can be seen around the display, on the back, and on the corners of the phone.
It is important to mention that these are rugged phones with big batteries, so they are not lightweight. The AGM G1 weighs 360 grams while the pro model is 10 grams heavier.
The AGM G1 has a 6.53-inch FHD+ LCD display but the type of protection available on the screens was not mentioned. However, AGM claims that it offers diamond-grade resistance. There is also glove support and the phone will continue to work at a temperature range between -30°C and 60°C. It can even operate for about half an hour when the temperature drops to -40°C.
Powering the device is the Snapdragon 480 5G processor paired with 8GB RAM and 256GB of storage. There is support for storage expansion for users that need more space for apps and files.
The cameras on the phone is a 48MP main sensor, a 20MP Night Vision camera, and a 2MP macro camera. It can take clear and sharp photos in the dark thanks to the infrared night vision camera. This camera is also useful for detecting hidden cameras. There’s a 16MP front-facing camera for selfies shots.
The AGM G1 has a 3.5W speaker with an amplitude of 112dB. There is also a Smart PA that ensures the sound output is clear and not distorted. Another feature both phones have is a one-key rangefinder positioned at the top for measuring the distance between two positions.
AGM says the does not only have an IP68 MAX rating but also an IP69K rating which is for protection against high temperature and high-pressure water. They are also MIL-STD-810H certified.
There is a massive 6200mAh battery inside the phone and it ships with an 18W power adapter. The rugged handset runs X OS 6 based on Android 11 out of the box.
AGM G1 Specifications
Chipset: Snapdragon 480 5G SM4350
CPU: 2.0GHz Octa-Core
GPU: Adreno 619
Display: 6.53″ FHD+ 2340×1080, 19.5:9, IPS
RAM: 8GB LPDDR4X
Storage: 128GB/256GB UFS2.2 (microSD up to 512GB)
Main camera: Triple
- 48 MP (main, IMX582 f/1.79)
- 20 MP (night vision IMX365 f/1.79)
- 2 MP (macro f/2.4)
Front Camera: Single – 16 MP
OS: Android 11
Dimension: 174.8 × 84.2 × 17.5 mm
Battery: 6200mAh (18W Fast Charge QC 3.0 , 10W Wireless Charging)
Colors: Black, Orange, Black
Wi-Fi: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax 2.4GHz/5GHz
Waterproof And Dustproof: (IP68/IP69K/MIL-STD-810G)
Earphone jack: Yes
Fingerprint sensor: Yes
SIM: Dual SIM (nanoSIM)
Others: VoLTE, NFC, 3.5W speaker, Laser rangefinder
- 2G bands: GSM B2/B3/B5/B8
- 3G bands: WCDMA B1,B2,B4,B5,B6,B8,B19
- 4G bands:
- LTE-FDD B1,B2,B3,B4,B5,B7,B8,B12,B13,B17,B18,B19, B20,B25,B26,B28AB,B66
- LTE-TDD B34 B38 B39 B40 B41
- 5G bands: NR n1, n2, n3, n5, n7, n8, n28, n41, n66, n77, n78
AGM G1 Price and Availability
The AGM G1 is priced at ¥3699 (~$578) and it’s available for pre-order on JD.com starting today and will be available for purchase on October 31.