Your average Android smartphone isn’t cut out for a life of hard knocks. If you drop a normal Android device on the concrete from a few feet in the air, odds are you’ll be replacing your phone in short order. If you should happen to get your device wet, chances are you’ll also be looking for a new smartphone.
A company called Runbo has unveiled a new smartphone called the X3 the promises to be able to take a beating and can even be submerged without damage. The phone runs Android 4.0 and uses a 1 GHz dual-core processor. The phone has 1 GB of RAM and an eight-megapixel rear camera.
On the front, the phone features a 0.3-megapixel camera and the screen measures 3.5-inches. Screen resolution is 480 x 800 and the phone has a physical keyboard underneath the touchscreen. The phone has a dust and waterproof rating of IP67. That means the phone can be submerged in water up to 3.2 feet deep without damage.
The X3 also has a walkie-talkie function allowing it to talk with other X3 units over distances of up to 6 miles. The phone has dual SIM card slots and is sold unlocked. The phone will cost $349 and is available in the United States.