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A smartphone for outdoor enthusiasts? Meet Land Rover’s Explore R

words by: Sahar Khraibani
Sep 9, 2020

Who other than Land Rover would decide to create a smartphone that is tailor-made for outdoor use? The answer is no one. This new Explore smartphone is designed to be used outdoors, is able to survive underwater for extended periods of time, and can also withstand extreme temperatures. Though the world is used to the rivalry of Apple vs. Samsung, we’ve been given a third and very very solid option. 

 

Inspired by Land Rover Discovery, the off-road 4×4 SUV vehicle, this phone is incredibly tough, and can withstand the wilderness in all its forms. The brand said that this phone is designed for people “with an adventurous spirit,” who would need more reliable devices for hiking and off-road adventures. 

 

It comes with its very own off-road mapping system, an SOS light, and a built-in compass. It runs on the Android Nougat operating system. If that isn’t enough for you, it also comes with a 5-inch HD touchscreen that you can control with gloved hands.

 

So, who’s buying it?

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