Sonim launches toughest phone yet
Already known for making the toughest phones on the planet, Sonim has just upped its game further with the release of the XP1300 CORE, which it claims is its most rugged handset ever released.
It’s the first ever GSM handset to be IP-68-rated, which to you and me means it’s quite happy going for a swim in up to two metres of water, can shrug off dust, fog, salt, thermal shock and transport shock and thinks nothing of temperature extremes as low as minus 20 and as high as 55 degrees Celsius. In other words, it’s built to survive circumstances you yourself probably won’t.
Designed with construction crews, dock workers and other tough working environments in mind, the XP1300’s 2.4in screen is made from extra-tough Gorilla glass – no glossy touchscreens here, we’re afraid – and to match the tough exterior you have an extra-strong battery too, good for 800 hours on standby and up to 18 hours of talk time.
This hard-as-nails mobile contender goes on sale next month, with an expected SIM-free price of around £250.