Sonim breaks out XP3 rugged phone

If you're a brickie, all-round hard case, or just really like the colour yellow and rubber, prepared to be excited. Sonim is releasing the XP3. For th

If you're a brickie, all-round hard case, or just really like the colour yellow and rubber, prepared to be excited.

Sonim is releasing the XP3. For the uninitiated, it'll be the successor to the XP1, AKA the JCB Toughphone.

Sonim claims that the XP3 is the world's only rugged waterproof GSM phone, and that it can withstand even more shocks and drops than the XP1.

You can keep chatting whether it's -20C or +60C, and you'll get 5.5 hours of talktime and 9 days standby. You can also carelessly leave it sitting in a meter of water for 30 minutes and – you guessed it – it'll emerge unscathed.

If you do manage to destroy it, the unconditional three-year guarantee means you'll get a new one, no problems. Now that could be a fun game...

Essentials

Sonim XP3

Price: £tba

On sale: Now

Contact: Sonim