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First images of the AT&T bound Samsung Rugby Smart show off its rugged form factor

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First images of the AT&T bound Samsung Rugby Smart show off its rugged form factor
No doubt about it whatsoever, but Samsung has been very busy in continuing to build its army of Android smartphones for AT&T. Most recently, the Galaxy Note LTE made some BIG headlines, but for some other upcoming models that aren’t necessarily on the same pedestal, like Samsung Rugby Smart, they’ve been kept under cover.

Previously expected to launch back on February 18th, the same time as the Galaxy Note, the Rugby Smart obviously didn’t come to fruition, but we’re actually getting our first look at it. Taking a quick look at the recent leaked images of the Samsung Rugby Smart, we can distinctively notice that it’s flaunting a very rugged form factor, which is quite fitting considering its name.

From the looks of it, the handset appears to sport physical Android buttons beneath its display, while its rear cover has this menacing look with its textured surface. Further cementing its ruggedness, there is a very prominent screw mechanism in place that firmly secures its rear cover. As for specs, it’s expected to feature a WVGA touchscreen, 512MB RAM, 1,650 mAh battery, and Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread.

First images of the AT&T bound Samsung Rugby Smart show off its rugged form factor
Looking over its specs, it doesn’t seem likely it’ll be breaking the bank seeing that it’s still expected to be priced at the $100 mark with a new contract. Of course, it might not have the allure of the Galaxy Note, but hey, this might be something appeal to those who want something extremely sturdy in getting through a rough game of rugby. At this point, we’re simply waiting for an official release date.

source: PocketNow via Unwired View

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posted on 22 Feb 2012, 12:54

1. BoneDaddy (Posts: 2; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)

i was looking forward to this, but with only 512MB RAM i'll likely just wait for a new iPhone.

posted on 22 Feb 2012, 14:10 3

2. haikallp (Posts: 246; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)

you're looking forward to this cause of its rugged form right? then why are oyu considering the iphone? u do realize it's not even half as rugged as this.. -.-"

posted on 22 Feb 2012, 17:25 1

5. shimmyx20 (Posts: 280; Member since: 03 Mar 2009)

You could just put an Otterbox on it, or any other popular smartphone for that matter. Those things take quite a beating.

posted on 22 Feb 2012, 17:56 2

6. nb2six (Posts: 298; Member since: 27 Apr 2011)

and spend $150 more than you would have to if you just got a ruggedized smartphone that was priced $100 cheaper. Assuming they would get the 4s.

posted on 22 Feb 2012, 14:28 3

3. WirelessCon (Posts: 311; Member since: 11 May 2010)

haikallp, has a good point. iPhones are NOT rugged whatsoever; they're among the most fragile handsets I've had to deal with.

posted on 22 Feb 2012, 17:12

4. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)

iPhone has sooo much rugged cases for you to buy it cost half of this phone.

posted on 22 Feb 2012, 20:17 2

7. AnttiV (Posts: 5; Member since: 28 Dec 2011)

Er.. what? If this phone is around 100 bucks, so.. you really believe you'll get an iPhone and a good rugged case for 50? Please tell me where.

Also, that looks like it is essentially a Galaxy Xcover, in which case the rugged case should really be top-notch, Xcover is specced at IP67 and can really take a hit and fall.

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