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Sonim XP1300 Core: New rugged phone for hardcore users

If you’re in a line of work that involves contact with vast amounts of water, the possibility of dropping things from a great height or heavy objects potentially falling near you then perhaps you need a rugged handset. Sonim has this area of the market cornered, and its latest handset can take you to new underwater depths.

This is not just a rugged phone, this is an ultra rugged phone. The Sonim Xp1300 Core is the world’s first IP-68 rated GSM handset that can be submerged in up to 2m of water. That’s not all it has to offer though; the Sonim XP1300 Core also has a 2-inch hi-res scratch-resistant screen made of Gorilla Glass for super-protection, a noise-cancellation system, video and MP3 player and 18-hours of talk time. It’s also heat- and dust-resistant.

Out around the world at the beginning of November, the Sonim XP1300 Core should set you back around £250. It’s not very beautfiul, but – as Bob Plaschke, CEO of Sonim Technologies, says: “It’ll be the #1 choice for construction crews, farmers, dock workers and others in tough work environments.”

Basically, this is a phone for Real Men – and Women Who Can Do Anything Men Can Do as well, of course.

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