Sonim's first two Android 4.4 LTE ultra-rugged smartphones will launch in Canada – the XP7 will debut October 20 on Bell and TELUS and later in November there will be the XP6 model, which will feature a "numeric keypad in addition to a touch screen providing the best choice for workers familiar with Private Mobile Radio (PMR) devices," will debut on TELUS. Sonim Technologies provides ultra-rugged mobile phones, as well as a suite of industrial-grade accessories and business process applications designed with one objective – to increase worker productivity and safety at the job site. Bob Plaschke, CEO of Sonim Technologies say:
"Our unmatched three-year comprehensive warranty proves how much we believe in our product. Individuals with extreme outdoor lifestyles choose to rely on Sonim ultra-rugged devices endorsed by professionals in the most demanding environments. In addition to being the optimal smartphone for those working in harsh conditions, the XP7 is also the perfect device for weekend warriors who play in 'extreme' environments. Adventurous explorers and thrill seekers now have access to a smartphone as fearless as they are. We expect extreme selfies to be taken to a whole other level." The ultra-rugged XP7 goes "far beyond the basic MIL-Spec and IP certifications" – do you hear that Samsung Galaxy Active? The XP7 also utilizes Push-To-Talk (PTT with dedicated hard buttons to make it easier, faster and safer for workers to communicate by cutting down on connection time with near instant two-way communication at the touch of a button.
Underneath the rugged exterior of the Sonim XP7 beats the heart of an Android smartphone. It comes with a 4-inch LCD display with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels covered by tough Gorilla Glass 2 with a glove and wet finger friendly screen. It utilizes a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor clocked at 1.4GHz with 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory. For pictures, the XP7 uses an 8MP main camera and a 1MP front-facing camera. It can withstand water up to 2 meters for 90 minutes with dust and shock proofing, oil slick protection and more…it can even withstand being run over by a truck! It has a powerful battery for up to 40 hours of talk-time and an extra loud speaker and runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat. The device will be sold through the the companies business channels and no pricing was given.