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August 30, 2014

This smartphone is water, dust, and explosion-proof

The Bartec Pixavi Impact X is probably the toughest smartphone that will soon be available. In addition to the usual water- and dust-proofing of phones, it boasts being imperishable to impact, drop, corrosion, and explosion. Yes, you read that right. It runs on an Android Jelly Bean OS and has dual rear cameras as part of its unique functionality.

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Bartec Pixavi Impact X specs:
4.3-inch display @ 800 x 480 resolution
Glove-compatible capacitive touch
2mm-thick Gorilla Glass
Flipscape one-hand videography
Captures 8-megapixel images
Records Full HD videos @ 30fps
Bluetooth 4.0
3G, HSPA+
Wi-Fi
150 x 65 x 12mm
200 grams
3,000mAh battery
Android 4.2 Jelly Bean

Ruggedness:
Impact: 2-Joule impact proof
Drop: 2-meter drop proof
Submersible: IP68 waterproof
Explosion Protection: IECEx and ATEX Zone 1
Housing: One-piece aluminium
Connections: Sealed USB port

The Norway-made Impact X also brings to the table its Flipscape technology that basically lets users shoot videos in landscape mode even if they hold the device upright thanks to its dual rear camera (8MP each). This “smartphone on steroids” still has no release date but is reported to sell around $1,000. The company gives a detailed rundown on the Impact X over at their website.

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5 Responses to “This smartphone is water, dust, and explosion-proof”

  1. Jester says:

    wala pa rin to sa nokia 3310

  2. barabas says:

    not future-proof

  3. seiji says:

    Sayang, walang LTE.

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