Crosscall, known for its all-terrain mobiles, is embarking on a segment that no longer sees many players: touch tablets. With its ten years of experience, the Aix-en-Provence company intends to offer all its know-how in terms of resistance on an object much larger than a smartphone.
A tablet that does not fear breakage
Of course, before the performance presentation, it is the solidity of its devices that Crosscall highlights. For its first tablet test with the Core-T4, the company offers the same certifications as for its smartphones. It promises resistance to a fall of up to 1.5 m – which represents the height from which the tablet can fall when a person holds it in the hands. The IP68 standard is present (up to 1.5 m of immersion for 30 min), as is the military standard 810G which will allow it to absorb the vast majority of shocks. The solidity of the product is, of course, present on the 6 faces of the tablet. The screen is reinforced with Gorilla Glass 3 1.1 mm thick. A layer twice as much as what is normally found on smartphones. Finally, the Core-T4 is capable of withstanding extreme temperatures, ranging from -25 ° C to 50 ° C. Suffice to say that overcoming the device will not be easy.
In the field of performance, Crosscall does not offer the best processor but the best compromise for smooth use, whatever the use. Because the preferred target of the brand is the company above all. For this, there is within the Core-T4 a Snapdragon 450 SoC coupled with 3 GB of RAM. Android 9 is on board, with Android Enterprise certification, which notably guarantees regular update monitoring. The choice of processor for the 400 series has proven to offer the best equivalence between autonomy and performance, essential characteristics for using the tablet for long periods of time in business or when traveling in the field. The Snapdragon is also very energy efficient and with the 7000 mAh of the Core-T4, it is possible that the
Obviously, this tablet which targets companies and “isolated workers” (those who are on risky operations in the field) is compatible with all European frequency bands, the PMR frequency (the one used by walkie-talkies for example). Galileo GPS is also included.
And precisely, the push-to-talk (or walkie-talkie) functionality is present with all the devices in the Core range. With a simple press of a programmable button, it will be possible to communicate with others, even without the availability of a 4G network. Once again, Crosscall calls on all its experience in the field to offer businesses viable communication solutions.
But the brand also does not forget its customers who will adopt the device for family use. There is an 8-inch HD definition screen (1200 x 800 pixels) with a speaker placed on the front. With its 14 mm thickness, it also appears quite thin for this kind of tablet. We are also surprised by its weight since it weighs “only” 610 g. Not too heavy to be held in one hand or carried in a bag.
A range of versatile smartphones
Before presenting its tablet, Crosscall first concentrated on its 3 new smartphones with a racy and “rebellious” look, reflecting a certain philosophy of the company.
We start with the Core-M4 and Core-M4 Go which are small smartphones with a technical sheet that is not dreaming. The first has a 5-inch screen with an 18: 9 ratio. It has a Snapdragon 215 processor, 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage. For the Core-M4 Go model, it is exactly the same except that it embeds Android 9 Go Edition, a custom version, optimized for smartphones with little RAM.
The one that turns out to be the most interesting is the Core-X4, a derivative of the well-known Trekker X-4. It offers a 5.5-inch panel in a format just as resistant as the tablet – the standards are equivalent. It has a 48-megapixel sensor on the back, convenient for those who will have to make this phone their personal tool as much as their professional tool. It has a Snapdragon 450 coupled with 3 GB of RAM, just like the Core-T4. From there to see a miniature version, there is only one step. It does, however, have one thing that the other products in the range do not have, a fingerprint reader placed on the ignition button – therefore on the edge.
With this new Core range, Crosscall is strengthening its range of all-terrain smartphones/tablets. Also, in order to prove the quality of its devices, the brand extends its warranty offer to 3 years. Confidence in its products is entirely honorable since Cyril Vidal, President, and CEO of Crosscall announced at the start of the conference that the after-sales service return rate for his smartphones was 0.8%.