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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There are 10 comments

nickmv says:

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.

davidwal83 says:

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.

Netfuel says:

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.

dchawk81 says:

I can see the appeal of this. It doesn't look obnoxious like the Gizz Zone.

Lothinator says:

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?

dchawk81 says:

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.

area223 says:

Get me this with a 4.3 inch super AMOLED+ display and dual core.

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.

cajunaggie87 says:

According to Samsung's website, the battery life is actually:

Talk Time - 3 hours
Standby Time - 10.4 days

cmunic8r99 says:


Internal Memory - 512MB (instead of 4GB)
Weight - 4.4 oz (instead of 4.2 oz)