Announcement. Crosscall Core-Z5 is a powerful armored smartphone with an IoT chipset

Photo Announcement. Crosscall Core-Z5 is a powerful armored smartphone with an IoT chipset

Let's start from afar. In the middle of the last (2021) year, Qualcomm released seven chipsets for the Internet of Things. Naturally, few paid attention to this. Who is interested in electronics for medicine, warehouses, electronic kiosks, transport, and so on? Yes, no one, except for narrow specialists. Moreover, Qualcomm did not even call these chips Snapdragons. I just gave them boring alphanumeric characters and that's it.

In the middle of 2022, it suddenly became clear that one of these chips, namely Qualcomm QCS2290, is actively using compania Onyx. Well, yes, that chip is weak and uninteresting. (And readers do not need much). So almost no one noticed this either.

A couple of days ago, Crosscall announced the Crosscall Core-Z5 smartphone in its native France. And announced that it will use a chip called Qualcomm QCM6490. Who it? There is support for 5G and Wi-Fi 6E. And in terms of cores/GPUs, it is very similar to Snapdragon 778G, Snapdragon 778G+ and Snapdragon 780G. Just a little... more powerful. If anyone does not remember, this trio of Snapdragons are "semi-flagship" chipsets. Devices based on them show about half a million points in AnTuTu. So, it turns out, Internet things - they can be very different. Including very, very powerful ones. Surprise.

The explanation for the choice of chipset is unusual. First, because of the high performance. And secondly, because Qualcomm promises "Extended life software and hardware" for it. Those. guarantees long-term support. And the Crosscall Core-Z5 comes with a five-year (!) warranty. And the smartphone is intended, first of all, for corporate clients. So everything seems to be logical...

The smartphone is secure. But the details are still unknown. Promise to conform to MIL-STD-810H and survival when falling from a height of two meters. It is not clear whether there is complete protection against water and dust. On the one hand, IP68 is not directly mentioned. On the other hand, protection is promised not only from water, but also, for example, from oil (machine, not creamy).

Other characteristics. There is no information on the amount of memory on the official website, but French news sites write about 4 + 64 GB plus support for memory cards.

The screen is quite small by today's standards, only 6.08" (92 cm²). HD+ resolution, presumably 720x1520 (277 ppi). Handheld operation is supportedkah.

The battery is good, 4950 mAh. Charging is fast, but not too fast - 50% charge in 42 minutes.

Single cameras, 48 ​​MP rear and 8 MP front.

There is support for 4G-5G networks, including the rare LTE Band 68 (I don’t even have it in the database), which is used for all sorts of specific needs and in the same France is generally given to the police. Those. In general, for the first time I hear that this Band 68 supports at least some kind of "public" smartphone.

They promise a loud speaker (100 dB) and improved GPS accuracy. Is there an NFC module - it's not clear.

Sale starts November 7th. DesheuxYou can’t name a smartphone - €799.90 (₽47,900, $782). But, on the other hand, if you are the police and buy a similar device for your employees for five years at once... Wai note?

Crosscall Core-Z5 key features:

ScreenS-IPS, 6.08", 92 cm², 720x1520, 277 ppi, touch, capacitive, multi-touch, work with gloves HardwareQualcomm QCM6490
1 x Kryo 670 Gold plus (Cortex-A78), 3 x Kryo 670 Gold (Cortex-A78), 4 x Kryo 670 Silver (Cortex-A55), Adreno 643 MemoryRAM 4 GB, ROM 64 GB, Micro-SD Mobile Internet5G
EDGE Mobile networks5G
GSM Li-Pol battery, 4950 mAh, 50% charge in 42 minutes Dimensions175 x 81 x 14 mm Weight281 gRear camera: 48 MP, flash, autofocus
Front camera: 8 MP, no flash, no autofocus NavigationGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo OSAndroid 12 USBType-C

I am from Mumbai, India. I write about gadgets and novelties of mobile phones. My profession is a telecommunications engineer.