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 Pure Distribution, announce the availability of the HARDCASE range of rugged and waterproof phones: the HARDCASE H500S.

IP 68 certified, the new smartphone supports immersion to 1.2 metres depth for 30 minutes and is completely dust-proof, meaning you can take pictures underwater and bring it along with you in all your adventures. Built with reinforced materials, it withstands being dropped from a height of one meter. Its screen is protected by a damage-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass 3, set apart by its finesse and strength.

“At a time where we spend on average more than 3 hours per day on our smartphones, there is nothing more frustrating than a dead battery or a broken phone caused by a shock. The look of a device is also important as it is highly valued in purchase decisions. That’s why we decided to design an Energizer smartphone that would look stylish while being extra resistant and with great battery autonomy” comments Julien Emard, Product Development Director for the Energizer’s three ranges of phones. “The Hardcase H500S is only 10mm thin, which is quite slim for a rugged phone”, adds Emard.

Far from the aggressive and rugged design of most hard-wearing phones, the HARDCASE H500S has soft, rounded corners and curves. The metal finish on the sides and the non-slip back cover ensure a reliable, secure and comfortable grip.

Colin Williamson, Managing Director for Pure Distribution says “The local market is looking for a smartphone that not only meets the basic needs of a cell phone, but something that is affordable and adaptable to various industries, such as mining or construction where the need for a robust device is essential. Which is why we are really excited to bring the HardCase rugged smartphone range to South Africa.”

Bright and performant

The HARDCASE H500S features a 13MP main camera with the “beauty face” function for perfect portrait pictures and a 5MP front camera. Both offer crisp, bright and vibrant photos and videos, to be watched over and over again on the large 5.0” high definition screen.

The Mediatek MT6737 Quad Core 1.3 GHz processor allows for using all the smartphone’s functionalities with fluidity. As a 4G LTE device with VoLTE technology, the Energizer Hardcase H500S is able to reach up to 150/50 Mbps and offers a high-speed connection.

It supports two SIM cards or one SIM card and one SD card (up to 32GB) to increase storage memory or to benefit from two separate lines in a single mobile.

A bold packaging for a solid phone

The HARDCASE H500S, as well as all the other Energizer phones, comes in a bold looking aluminium package that reflects the DNA of the brand: long lasting, powerful and innovative.

The packaging can be reused and customised, and takes part in an effort to reduce plastic consumption in packaging.

The Energizer mobile phone range is available through TakealotIncredible Connection, with additional retail outlets being added later this year. The HARDCASE H500S has a recommended retail price of R3999 making it extremely affordable and accessible.