If not for a leaked report, we wouldn’t have known that Samsung has actually been preparing for the upcoming release of its new rugged handset. Back then, the phone was only hiding behind its model number, SGH-1847. Now, we’ve come to learn that the smartphone will be called as the Samsung Rugby Smart (you can also call it by its nickname, Sigbin) and it will soon be made available via AT&T Wireless.
According to a leaked roadmap, the rugged Samsung smartphone was supposed to be making its grand debut last Saturday, February 18th. Sadly, the expected date seemed to pass like any other ordinary day. No rugged phones or whatsoever. Still, that won’t stop us from digging for more details.
As of now, we do know that the Samsung Rugby Smart rugged smartphone will be housed in a sturdy form factor that’s obviously designed to attract the attention of those who are fond of spending their days exploring the great outdoors. Aside from the phone’s tough appearance, it will flaunt its clear WVGA Display with 480 x 800 pixels of full screen resolution. Its hardware may not be as impressive as the Motorola Droid Razr but it can definitely take pride of its 512MB of RAM, class 10 HSPA capabilities and 1650 mAh battery. We got no word about the phone’s processor but we have a feeling that it will be running on Samsung’s earlier version of 1GHz Single Core Hummingbird Processor that will, of course, go alongside with Google’s Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread platform. We doubt that the phone’s firmware will be upgraded to Android 4.0.
The Samsung Rugby Smart’s specs may not be that impressive but you can definitely be assured that it will thrive in all sorts of extreme conditions. Plus, there’s a great probability that it will be offered for free by AT&T as long as you agree to avail the carrier’s locked-in service subscription.