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AGM is building a rugged smartphone with Snapdragon 835 and 8GB of RAM

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Chances are you’ve never heard of smartphone manufacturer AGM, but if the company gets its way, it may soon be on your radar. AGM is best known for its ultra-rugged smartphones, and according to the company, it’s developing another handset — with some pretty excellent specs.

The company announced its plans at MWC 2017, saying that its new flagship will be based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 and will offer a hefty 8GB of RAM — which is far more than even most flagships that are currently available.

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The X2 will reportedly get an official release in coming months — which makes sense considering the availability of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835. It will also offer a huge 256GB of storage, a dual camera on the back, and a 6,000mAh battery. The phone will also include an omni-bearing ambient sensor, and as AnAndTech notes, it could offer four antennas with support for 4×4 MIMO — which is a requirement for Gigabit LTE connectivity.

As a super-rugged phone, you’ll also see a few excellent features for sports-focused users. The device boasts a pretty strong-looking build, and is rated IP68, so it’s dust-resistant and will be able to withstand being submerged in 1.5m of water for up to 30 minutes.

The phone is a follow-up to the X1, which was not a flagship device. Instead, it offered a Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor, along with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. It also had two 13MP rear-facing cameras and a 5400mAh battery — all of which came with a price tag of $480 here in the U.S. If the X2 is priced at all similarly to the X1, it will be quite a steal — however considering the fairly big specs boost, we should expect to see the X2 be a little more expensive.

We’ll keep you posted on details surrounding the phone as we learn more.

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