Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

The American GeniusThe American Genius


Samsung Rugby Smart can take a beating

Samsung wants you to drop this phone – literally

As expensive as cellphones are these days, it always a shame when you find out for yourself how easy it is to break, scratch, or completely destroy your phone accidentally. And that can be excessively expensive and quite irritating and tedious. But finally there’s a phone that is as tough as your lifestyle needs it to be. After all, your phone goes everywhere with you and you’re not always just sitting in an office.

Samsung is about to release its newest member to the family in March – the Rugby Smart. This phone can be submerged in one meter of water for about thirty minutes, making it essentially waterproof—to a point. While it’s obviously not recommended for swimming with the Rugby Smart, if you drop it in a puddle of water or if you’re caught in a torrential rainstorm, just rest assured that your phone is safe. It’s also built to MIL-STD-810 military standards.

Drop it in water or snow

This means that it can withstand some pretty harsh and extremes environmental situations, like extreme heat or cold. While this phone isn’t for everyone, it’s perfect for those who live slightly more adventurous lifestyles or are in the field frequently, braving the elements. But it has more features than just its outer casing.

The Samsung Rugby Smart phone has an autofocusing camera with an LED flash. It has 4GB of memory and is launched with Android 2.3. The Rugby Smart weighs just over four ounces and is over 12mm thick. Starting March 4th, you can buy the Rugby Smart at any AT&T stores across the country.

While this new phone is pretty hardcore when it comes to durability, it will supposedly only cost about $100, making it a phone that most can afford. AT&T is also releasing the Rugby II in the beginning of June, which will be sold at a slightly higher price of $130. So, if you live a more adventurous or rugged life, Samsung’s Rugby Smart might be your answer.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Written By

The American Genius Staff Writer: Charlene Jimenez earned her Master's Degree in Arts and Culture with a Creative Writing concentration from the University of Denver after earning her Bachelor's Degree in English from Brigham Young University in Idaho. Jimenez's column is dedicated to business and technology tips, trends and best practices for entrepreneurs and small business professionals.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


American Genius
news neatly in your inbox

Subscribe to our mailing list for news sent straight to your email inbox.



Opinion Editorials

The growth of AI like ChatGPT and OpenAI has led to a lot of questions, and as of yet, we're still figuring out the...

Opinion Editorials

In small business, the concept of utilizing cutting-edge technology feels like a pipe dream. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

Tech News

It may be tempting to use ChatGPT to improve your workflow, but as Samsung learned recently, this AI won't keep your secrets secret.


This week on AG Live, we get nerdy talking about massive advances in AI, Elon Musk's plans to put chips in your brain, and...


The American Genius is a strong news voice in the entrepreneur and tech world, offering meaningful, concise insight into emerging technologies, the digital economy, best practices, and a shifting business culture. We refuse to publish fluff, and our readers rely on us for inspiring action. Copyright © 2005-2022, The American Genius, LLC.