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Rugged No. 1 X6800 Smartphone Can Run Without a Battery

July 13, 2015 - Written By Nick Sutrich

As far as Chinese OEMs go No. 1 is keen on setting themselves apart with their devices.  The wide portfolio of devices they offer range from clones of popular device, like the No.1 S6i which uses the build and styling of the Samsung Galaxy S6 but trades the components out for less expensive ones, allowing No. 1 to sell this phone for around 1/6th of the price of the Samsung device.  Other times they focus on more rugged phones like the No.1 X-Men Series which are build to withstand even getting run over by a car and with battery life that goes on for days.  It’s this later type of device that we’re looking at today, and the latest rugged device to come out of the company is the No.1 X6800.

As you might guess from the name the No.1 X6800 features a massive 6,800mAh battery, which is double to triple the size of batteries on most modern smartphones.  If that weren’t enough to wet your whistle you’ll be pleasantly surprised to find out that the phone can actually continue to run after this battery has been completely run to 0%, or of course even removed from the phone itself.  We don’t have word on how long this extra charge will last without the main battery but think of it sort of like a built-in battery backup system to keep your phone from shutting off when you least expect it.  Build quality is as we expect from No. 1 who has long been a leader in tough materials that feel worth the price paid for the device, including a full IP68 water and dust proof build.

The phone is also 3-proof as No. 1 likes to call it, meaning it’s not just water and dust proof but also scratch and shock proof.  Just as the X-Men X1 was able to withstand being run over by a car, the X6800 is rated for the same kind of torture.  Internally we’re looking at a 720p 5.5-inch screen, a 1.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 64-bit processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB built-in storage, microSD card support up to 128gb and Bluetooth 4.0.  Dual-SIM card support is here in all its glory and supports up to 4G FDD-LTE at 800/850/900/1700/1800/1900/2100/2600MHz frequencies.  On the downside it seems that the phone is running Android 4.4 KitKat, which is a bit strange considering No. 1 has shipped a few phones with Android 5.0 Lollipop now.  Here’s hoping for an OTA to change that up.  Pricing and availability to be announced soon, so check out the official site below for all the info and pictures you could want.