We've seen quite a few interesting smartphones released in China over the last couple of years. Many China-based smartphone manufacturers have released really affordable, and yet extremely powerful and well-built devices lately, and new ones just keep on coming. Well, we're here to talk about yet another really interesting smartphone which will launch soon, though this phone comes out of a brand most of you probably never heard of, and it looks… well, different, read on.
The iMan Victor is the device in question, and the company which manufactured it, iMan, is not exactly all that well-known, but they did introduce quite a few rugged devices thus far. The iMan Victor is yet another phone which comes with IP67 certification for water and dust resistance, but the most notable thing about this phone is probably its design. Now, the iMan Victor sports a different design, that's for sure, its frame is made out of liquid metal, and the shape of the phone is unorthodox. The power / lock and volume rocker keys are placed on the right-hand side of this device, while you'll notice that there are two physical keys on its left side as well. The lower button on the left side is actually an 'SOS' key, while the upper button is programmable (at least according to reports, so take this info with a grain of salt), so you can basically set it up to be whatever you want, a camera trigger, for example. The iMan Victor is fueled by the Helio P10 64-bit octa-core processor by MediaTek, while it also sports 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. The phone sports a 5-inch display, and a 13-megapixel camera on the back (Sony's IMX214 sensor). The fingerprint scanner is placed on the phone's back, and as you can see, the design of the back of this phone is also quite odd, but it will certainly appeal to some people.
Like many other iMan-branded smartphones, this is also a rugged device, at least it looks rugged. We did not receive any info regarding its rugged features, so we cannot confirm how resistant it is, at least not yet. This phone will launch this month, and it will cost $249, while it will be available for purchase from Chinese resellers. If you'd like to take a closer look at the phone, check out the gallery down below.