Russian manufacturer unveils explosion-proof feature phone

Russian manufacturer unveils explosion-proof feature phone
A Russian company called Zavod Goreltex manufacturers explosion-proof electrical equipment. According to Bloomberg, some of the equipment manufactured by the company includes terminal boxes, control cabinets, control panels, circuit breakers, switching stations, indication stations, light alarms, and sound-and-light alarms. And that is just a few of the explosion-proof products that the company produces.

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.

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1. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Samsung, hire these ppl.

3. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

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 : 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 )

13. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Our portable radios for do the same. Just have to contact Motorola US.

2. Fona13A unregistered

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.

4. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015


5. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1348; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

Is the company actually marketing this phone as explosion proof?

6. Fona13A unregistered

No, Alan is because he can't find a reason to write about the Note 7 though he desperately wants to.

7. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1348; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

Welp, there's already about 110 other articles on the subject on PA alone so....... no further comment.

8. XperiaG

Posts: 178; Member since: Jun 06, 2016

I think that now they are just trolling Samsung... LOL

9. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Welcome to the troll band Alen.

10. gersont1000

Posts: 473; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

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 ago But of course, you had to troll yet again.

11. strikerchooooo unregistered

Awsome job, Muzhikistan! I mean, the man is torn in pieces, but the phone survives the explosion, bhahaja! Putin brain power!:)))

12. Fona13A unregistered

What's next, Lockheed Martin develops a plane that rejects Samsung phones? Or PhoneArena sponsor's the elusive "Apple Car", or whatever?

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