The Korean mobile phone maker has recently unveiled a new rugged handset, namely the durable The new device comes with features and specifications that are meant to make it a great option for those users who are fond of adventures. The new Samsung B2100 Xplorer is able to offer them tri-band GSM (850/900/1900MHz) connectivity, as well as support for EDGE data. Samsung claim that the B2100 is fully waterproof. Well, is it really? We put it to the test in this video and the answer is “”yes”". As long as all the covers are firmly in place, then there appears to be no water ingress at all and the handset works just fine under water. The tough casing does create another problem. Because everything is fully sealed, audio quality is slightly muffled. On a normal phone, the microphone and speakers are mounted internally and covered by a mesh or small holes in the casing to allow sound to travel easily. On the B2100, everything is sealed up and there is a slight but noticeable drop in audio quality as a result.
According to Samsung, the new B2100 Xplorer has been developed to meet Military Standard 810F compliance for durability, and it offers resistance to dust, bumps, scratches and moist. In addition, the new mobile phone also comes with a comfortable grip and includes anti-shock urethane material, which is meant to make the device withstand harsh outdoor environments. The new Samsung B2100 Xplorer also packs water submersible features, being able to resist up to 30 minutes in one-meter-deep waters. Even if it sports a rugged form factor, the new handset is only 0.7 inches thick, which would make it the thinnest submersible phone on the market. $92.99 only