Flip phones aren't dead yet: meet the Samsung Rugby 4, launching on AT&T this week

Besides launching the Moto G LTE on October 10, AT&T will also release a brand new Samsung handset - more exactly, a flip phone without smartphone capabilities. The handset is called Rugby 4, and is obviously the successor to the Rugby III that was introduced back in 2012.

Like its predecessor, the Samsung Rugby 4 (pictured on the left) is a rugged push-to-talk phone. It’s the first in the series to offer Wi-Fi connectivity, and will be sold for $269.99 off-contract, $99.99 with a two-year agreement, or just $0.99 (for business customers who choose an AT&T Enhanced Push-to-Talk rate plan).

The Rugby 4 is dust- and water-resistant (IP67), while also meeting the MIL-STD-810G standard for shock, vibration, temperature, low pressure, high-altitude, and other environmental conditions. AT&T didn’t reveal all the features of the Rugby 4, but we know that the phone comes with an enhanced speakerphone, built-in compass, and turn by turn navigation (requires subscription to AT&T Navigator). You can see the Samsung Rugby 4 in action in the (very short) video that’s embedded below:

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source: AT&T

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