Samsung Rugby Smart

Samsung and AT&T this morning announced the Samsung Rugby Smart, a 3.7-inch Android 2.3 smartphone that should stand up to a beating or a soaking or any sort of other torture you might put it through.

In addition to being dustproof, it can be submerged in up to 1 meter of water for as long as 30 minutes -- quite a bit longer than you'd last -- and is also hardened against humidity, rain, shock and extreme tempertatures. Specs include:

  • Operating System:  Android 2.3
  • Display:  3.7-inch WVGA Super AMOLED display
  • External Memory: Supports up to 32GB via microSD™
  • Internal Memory: 4GB
  • Dimensions: 122.4mm x 65.9mm x 12.19mm
  • Weight: 4.2 oz
  • Camera: 5MP rear facing with flash and auto focus with HD 720p video capture; 1.3 MP front facing camera;
  • Battery: 1650 mAh LiIon Poly
  • Talk Time: Up to 8 hours
  • Standby Time: Up to 16 days

The Rugby Smart will cost $99 with a two-year contract. We've got a couple videos of the Rugby Smart after the break.

Source: AT&T

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Reader comments

Samsung Rugby Smart coming to AT&T on March 4 for $99


Wait, so.....wait hold on. Are you telling me it's not a Galaxy?!?

Hallelujah! Oh wait, sh*t, it's still yet another Samsung phone to add to the lineup.

This is great phone for someone that does construction. I would love to get this phone for my Dad but he lives out of the country. It is cheaper to use a blackberry.

Hopefully it will get better reception than the original Rugby flip phone. It was one of the worst phones I've ever had as far as reception.

So yet again, they miss the point. If I want a CHEAP PHONE I really don't care if it gets busted.

When will they ever take a FLAGSHIP level phone and make that rugged?

You'll care if you have to fork over the full, non-subsidized price mid-contract or a healthy deductible plus that monthly insurance fee you've been paying every month.

I do agree that they need to be ruggedizing the high end phones too.

This has the potential to be a nice mid-level phone for someone that is accident prone. The only problem I see is if it only has a single core processor. That would relegate it as an entry class phone. Still a good buy for teens that want a full touch screen device.