Set to release in the first week of next month, the AT&T Samsung Rugby Smart is ready to expand the network carrier’s line-up of rugged handsets. Prior to this, the operator had also brought forth some robust devices like the original Rugby and its second edition as well.
Operating on the Gingerbread OS, the Rugby Smart possesses a 3.7-inch WVGA Super AMOLED display with a 480 x 800p screen resolution. The dimensions of its candy bar form factor measure 122.4 x 65.9 x 12.19 millimeters while the gadget weighs 4.2oz. It has been embedded with a 1650mAh lithium-ion battery polymer which helps the phone survive a talk time of up to 8 hours or an approximate standby duration of 16 hours.
“We continue to bring the highest quality devices – the Rugby Smart is the ultimate smartphone to withstand extreme conditions,” explained Dale Sohn, president of Samsung Mobile. “AT&T customers are now able to stay connected with a durable smartphone while experiencing even the roughest environment.”
Compatible with network options like EDGE, GSM, UTMA, and HSPA+, the Rugby Smart comes incorporated with 4GB internal storage capacity which can be expanded with a microSD card of up to 32GB. The rear panel is dotted with a 5MP camera that features autofocus and flash while allowing 720p HD video recording. This water-proof and dust-proof handset is also supported by a front facing 1.3MP secondary snapper for video conferencing.
The AT&T Samsung Rugby Smart release date and price details suggest that it can be picked on March 4 through the website as well as the retail stores of the network operator. It will be made available at $99.99 with a two-year commitment and monthly minimum data plan.