Unihertz launches rugged dual-screen TickTock-S 5G

The latest creation from Unihertz is a 5G version of it’s dual-screen TickTock series. The TickTock-S is powered by a MediaTek 5G chipset and retails from approximately €260.

The heavily ruggedised smartphone is designed for all possible bumps and scrapes (IP68), and is a more modest offering than the recently reviewed TANK (a phone with the biggest battery you could imagine, as well as a hugely powerful torch and night-vision camera).

It comes with a 6.53-inch display on the front, and when flipped over you get a 1.3-inch 360×360 pixel second display – good for showing custom watch faces, as well as viewing notifications.

This same rear screen also doubles up as a viewfinder for the camera, meaning you can now take selfies using the primary 64-megapixel autofocus camera as well as using the front-facing 32-megapixel one.

Two shortcut keys on the side, like the TANK, allow for stacks of custom shortcuts due to each button being programmable for a single press, double press, or a long hold. An Infrared port at the top can be used to control various devices and appliances.

Unlike the TANK, the TickTock-S has 5G support added in, thanks to the 7nm octo-core MediaTek Dimensity 700 SoC – a very power efficient chipset for mid-range handsets.

There’s still plenty of power for more intensive applications, but it is obviously isn’t geared towards gamers or content creators.

Battery wise, the TickTock-S has a 5,200mAh battery with 30W fast-charging support. The phone also comes with Android 12, 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage.

The TickTock-S is available to pre-order now, with orders beginning to ship to customers in late March.

The TickTock-S is a 5G version of the existing TickTock family of dual-screened rugged smartphones
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