Samsung recently announced a new entry-level smartphone, the Samsung Rugby Smart. This handset runs on the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS. The Samsung Rugby Smart is a waterproof, dust-proof and shock-proof smartphone, which can be submerged in 1m of water for 30 minutes. This handset will be exclusively available for the AT&T customers in the US.
“We continue to bring the highest quality devices – the Rugby Smart is the ultimate smartphone to withstand extreme conditions,” said Dale Sohn, president of Samsung Mobile. “AT&T customers are now able to stay connected with a durable smartphone while experiencing even the roughest environment.”
Samsung Rugby Smart features a 3.7 inch WVGA Super AMOLED display, Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System, TouchWiz UI, 5 megapixel rear facing with flash and auto focus, HD (720p) video recording and playback, 1.3 megapixel front facing camera for video calls, 4G connectivity, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, and much more.
Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, FM Radio with RDS, 4 GB internal memory, microSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, Bluetooth 2.1, micro USB, A-GPS, Samsung Kies Air, Android Market, up to 8 hours of talk-time, up to 16 days of stand-by time, and a 1650 mAh battery. This handset measures 122.4mm x 65.9mm x 12.19mm and weighs 119g.
Samsung has not revealed the complete specs of this device. No details regarding the processor and amount of RAM were mentioned in the official press release. The Samsung Rugby Smart will be available for just $99.99 with a 2 year service agreement and a monthly minimum data plan. AT&T subscribers can get this handset from March 4. Until then, check out the video below.