We’ve seen tons of smartphone released in the last year or so, and yet we don’t get to see that many rugged phones out there. Water resistance has become a really useful feature in today’s smartphones, but I’m talking about truly rugged devices, phones that can withstand a lot. Well, we’ve talked about such a phone back in September last year when a company called X-Systems released their X-Tel 9500 smartphone. That device had plenty to offer in terms of ruggedness, it was ‘Hexa-Proof’, and even though its specs weren’t exactly high-end, it was surely an option for those of you who are in need of such a phone.
That being said, this company has just announced X-Tel 9500’s successor, and it’s called X-Tel 9500 V2. This smartphone is, much like the X-Tel 9500, Hexa-Proof. What does this mean? Well, this smartphone is waterproof, dustproof, shockproof, freezeproof, tempeproof and oilproof. The phone can go under water for a couple of meters or survive drops from a meter. In addition to that, it can withstand temperatures from -20 to 80 degrees celsius. This device actually has an SOS-Panic button included, and there are also two SIM cards available here. You can ever use this smartphone’s display if you wear gloves, which is convenient, and kind of expected if you’ll operate it low temperatures. On top of sporting the IP68 certification for water and dust resistance, this handset also features the 810g Military Standard.
The X-Tel 9500 V2 features a 4-inch FWVGA IPS display with Corning’s Gorilla Glass 3 on top of it. The device is fueled by a quad-core SoC (Cortex-A7) clocked at 1.2GHz, and a 2,800mAh battery is available on the inside. Keep in mind that X-Systems also offers an optional variant of the device with a 4,500mAh battery. The X-Tel 9500 V2 also ships with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage (expandable up to 32GB via a microSD card). The 8-megapixel snapper is placed on the back of this phone, and a 5-megapixel shooter can be found up front. Andriod 5.1 Lollipop comes pre-installed on this phone, and the phone weighs 170 grams. The X-Tel 9500 V2 measures 140 x 75.8 x 16.3mm, and if you’re interested in checking out its design, take a look at the gallery down below.