Russian manufacturer unveils explosion-proof feature phone
posted by Alan F. / Oct 13, 2016, 1:53 PM
In light of the explosions that caused the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 to be recalled by the U.S. CPSC twice, Goreltex has introduced a new explosion-proof feature phone. The CTG-ST is an enhanced version of a previous handset made by the company. While the CTG-ST is explosion proof, it also is a rugged phone that is aimed at corporations.
The unit comes with a 2.2-inch screen with a resolution of 240 x 320, and has the MediaTek MT6260A chip under the hood. 1MB of internal memory is on board with a microSD slot for those seeking additional storage. A .3MP camera is found on back, and a 2500mAh battery keeps the lights on. The phone supports EDGE connectivity and has an IP67 certification rating. The device is made from rubber and fiberglass, and will survive drops from as high as 5.4 feet up. Pricing is unknown.
Obviously, the Goreltex CTG-ST is not a phone that most of you would choose to use, even if it was operational in your region. But for specific corporations in certain lines of work, this is a phone that their employees would be happy to own.
source: mobiltelefon.ru (translated)
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Samsung, hire these ppl.
posted on Oct 13, 2016, 1:57 PM 7
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Nice try trolling. This phone is what is called an Intrinsically Safe device wich mean its cannot make an explosive atmosphere explode like in a refinery. Others manufacturer even make smartphone with this capacity :http://www.sonimtech.com/index
So beside trolling Samsung has nothing to do with this article ( yep this is also for the news writter thats trolled Samsung at the start of this article ) nimXP7IntrinsicallySafeIS_6
posted on Oct 13, 2016, 2:21 PM 2
Basically, go to Aliexpress, there are several hundred feature phones that share this exact design, but have no known reputable source outside of what is said on the box. Or won't be usable in the Americas by 2017. Just don't be surprised if the rubber chips and peels off after a very short while. You know what, if you wanted to discuss the Note 7 fiasco, just do it. This is just fail at satire.
posted on Oct 13, 2016, 2:05 PM 1
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Is the company actually marketing this phone as explosion proof?
posted on Oct 13, 2016, 2:24 PM 1
No, Alan is because he can't find a reason to write about the Note 7 though he desperately wants to.
posted on Oct 13, 2016, 2:26 PM 11
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What a troll this "writer" is. There are hundreds of explosion proof phones for people that work in hazardous areas and in fact this website reported on one 2 months agohttp://www.phonearena.com/news
/Being-water-resistant-is-not-enough-this-dual-camera-Android-smartphone-can-survive-an-explosion-and-whatnot_id59923. But of course, you had to troll yet again.
posted on Oct 13, 2016, 2:57 PM 9
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