Hammer Mobile, who are based in Poland and produce only rugged phones, have announced the launch of the Hammer Blade 5G – company’s first ever rugged 5G smartphone. The new phone has an array of excellent tough credentials and also very decent specifications including 5,000 mAh battery, 6.3-inch display and quad-camera set-up, as well as being 5G-ready.
Shock, water and dust resistant, Blade 5G meets IK07, IP69 and MIL-STD-810G certifications. The rugged phone, which is perfect for adventures, also features a waterproof USB-C connector and will last the length of a weekend trip without plugging in, thanks to the 5,000 mAh battery with express charging, so users can enjoy their phone for two days.
Hammer mobile says the new 5G phone features a design which is: “In line with the HAMMER Athlete line dedicated to active people who live to the max and like to surround themselves with the best.” Considering the Blade 5G is a certified rugged phone we think the design looks refined - the strong case is surprisingly thin and looks good.
Blade 5G features a contrasting 6.3inch FHD+ IPS (1080×2340 MP) display, which has a 20:9 widescreen aspect ratio. It is an Infinity-U screen, meaning it has a small U-shaped indentation, which is made tough, being protected by Gorilla Glass 5.
An 8-core MediaTek Dimensity 720 processor is powering the Blade 5G, which has 6GB of RAM, as well as supporting near-field communications and eSIM capabilities. Happily, its 5G modem supports SA and NSA networks and it has a maximum download speed of 2.77 Gbps.
The quad-camera set-up, which includes a 48MP main camera, plus a 16MP camera on the front, has what Hammer mobile calls “mutually supporting” lenses, which it says will help to take photos on night adventures – 20MP night mode, or to capture panoramas and landscapes – 13MP wide-angle lens.
Blade 5G availability
The new Blade 5G takes Poland-based Hammer Mobile to 14 rugged phones currently on the market. The new Hammer Blade 5G is available exclusively through Elite Mobile, after the company struck a deal with the UK telco distributor last month, aiming to grow its UK presence. However, while the phone has been announced and features on Hammer Mobile’s website, availability and pricing are yet to be announced, so we don't yet know where it'll sit within the 5G phones market.