You must’ve heard about the Toughphone, a handset that was launched two years ago and made the Guinness World Records Book, as it was one of the most resistant handsets ever. It was dragged behind a JCB GT at 120mph, buried in 2 tones of rubbles and still it worked. Now, the device has a follow-up that even floats: JCB Toughphone Tradesman.


The handset continues to function even when submerged in water and makes its way to the surface in no time. The original model sold 50,000 units and the Tradesman also looks promising, with 4,000 orders already placed in a week. Here’s a rundown of the specs list:

Dimensions: 111 x 49 x 20mm
Connectivity: Bluetooth 2.0, tri band GSM, microUSB
Display: 1.44 inch CSTN screen
Battery: 650 mAh Li-Ion, 180 minutes of talk time, 130 hours of standby
Other features: FM radio, waterproof, dustproof, torch

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