Last month, AT&T has officially released the next generation of Samsung Rugby, called as Galaxy Rugby LTE for cost of $99 with new 2 year agreement and now two of Canadian carrier, Bell and Telus Mobility also following AT&T with released this 4.0 inch rugged smartphone for Canadian Market. Yeah, Samsung Galaxy Rugby LTE is comes with rugged design, dust proof, shock resistant and water resistant casing that makes it ideal for uses in school, office, beach or whereever you go.
Like Motorola Droid Razr MAXX HD, the Galaxy Rugby LTE also has IP67 certified and meet MIL810G tested. Weighing only at 135.5 g with measures 127.9 x 67.4 x 12.7 mm, the phone is comfortable to hold in your hand, even this phone is thicker than Galaxy S3 Mini with measures 121.55 x 62.95 x 9.85 mm. It’s also comes with long battery life that offers up to 11 hours of talk time or up to 12 days for standby time, thanks to a 1850 mAh Lithium Ion battery.
Under the hood, Samsung Galaxy Rugby LTE will be comes with a dual core Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon processor clocked at 1.5 GHZ, coupled with 1GB of RAM and integrated with a 5GB of internal storage for Bell model, while the Telus model have large storage with a 8GB of internal storage. Both of them also bring a micro SD card slot for expandable memory space with additional 32GB, so you can store more video and music files and boasts 4.0 inch Super AMOLED touch screen display with support low resolution at 800 x 480 pixels.
Yeah, Bell’s Galaxy Rugby LTE has smaller memory space than the Telus, but the Bell’s features PTT (Push-to-talk) for easy communication with your friends or family. Moreover, both of the smartphone also comes with a 1.3 Mega Pixel front facing camera for video chats, 5.0 Mega Pixel rear facing camera with auto focus and Led Flash for 720p hD video recording, audio jack, stereo loudspeakers, micro USB 2.0, GPS, compass, proximity, accelerometer, DLNA for share content, NFC, Adobe Flash support and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich as the operating system.
Beside the 4G LTE support that promises will gives up to 75 Mbps download speeds, the 4G LTE rugged smartphone also can works on 850/900/1800/1900 MHz and 3G 850/1900/2100 MHz networks, as well as Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with Direct and HotSpot supports. If you live in Canada, you can grab Samsung Galaxy Rugby LTE smartphone for price of $49 with three year contract in Telus and at $79.95 with three PT contract in Bell, or $460 without contract in Telus or $449.95 outright in Bell.