The famous innovator of rugged phones Sonim has now announced the world’s toughest handset called the Sonim XP5520 Bolt. The company will market the ultra-rugged handset in Canada through Bell Mobility. The device is specifically ironed out to meet the special communication needs of people working in the tough conditions and environs. The Bolt will come with Bell’s Push-to-talk (PTT) capability over its 4G network.
The Sonim XP5520 Bolt has made into the Guinness World Record book to become the world’s toughest phone. The sturdy gadget is dustproof, shockproof, drop-proof and waterproof. You can take the device even for scuba diving without the fear that water will harm it. Above all, the Bolt can resist any extreme temperature and climates. Even if there is rain, fog or heat, you can easily carry the Bolt in your hand.
According to Sonim, the Bolt is designed for people working in tough industries like oil and gas, construction, security and others. The company’s CEO Bob Plaschke says that the Bolt is the right device for the challenging work environments in Canada. Push-to-talk (a walkie-talkie function), faster data speeds, safety and ruggedness are the major specialties of the gadget, he adds.
The Bolt has military MIL-SPEC standards certification and it can be taken down to two meters underwater. The device’s display is protected by Corning’s famous Gorilla Glass technology. Incredible antenna performance, 12 hours long battery life, 23mm speaker with GORE's Protective Vent, GPS, HPA+, a bright LED torch light and a 2-megapixel camera are some notable feature of the gadget.
The super tough handset is to come for $99 with two year contract from Bell in Canada. Sonim has not yet said anything about the device’s availability in other global markets, however.