Sprint offers ultra-tough Sonim XP Strike

Available now for $129.99, the Sonim XP Strike from Sprint features push-to-talk Direct Connect and a rugged exterior.

Sonim XP Strike (Sprint)
Sonim XP Strike from Sprint Sprint

Sprint announced today that it's now offering the rugged handset Sonim XP Strike for $129.99 after a two-year carrier agreement and mail-in rebate.

The XP Strike includes push-to-talk Direct Connect and has an extra-tough design to withstand even the harshest of elements.

Its Corning Gorilla glass screen is 1.8 millimeters thick, the phone itself meets military specifications for dust and shock resistance, and it's covered by a three-year warranty.

You can also submerge the device in 6.5 feet of water for up to 30 minutes and drop it on concrete from a height of 6.5 feet without worrying.

Because this is Sprint's first Sonim product, it's good to see the carrier expand its rugged-mobile portfolio.

Usually, Sprint offers Kyocera handsets like the DuraCore and DuraXT . Once we get a review unit of the Sonim XP Strike in our offices, it'll be interesting to see how it stacks up against the tough (literally!) competition.

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