DarkMatter Group unveils the KATIM R01, which is claimed to be “the world’s first ultra-secure smartphone designed to withstand extreme field conditions.” Designed specifically for individuals operating in defense and the emergency services, its full suite of apps is encased in a hardened, tamper-proof shell and boasts a hardened OS with a hardware-based crypto root of trust. To ensure durability, it has passed two separate military level standards for resilience, and can handle being dropped, smashed and even immersed in water for up to 30 minutes. Read more for aother video and additional information.
Since it’s optimized for those working in extreme conditions, supporting features include extreme grip, extra loud audio for noisy environments, dedicated buttons for Push-to-Talk and SOS, and a touchscreen display that remains accurate in gloved or wet hand operations. Should it be involved in any mishaps, its ruggedized design can withstand drops, vibration, water, dust, high humidity, altitude, extreme temperatures and lots more. There’s no word yet on pricing or availability.