It’s going on sale with UK operator O2, and comes with an impressive list of tough features, including anti-shock, water, dust resistance and a built in torch. Although it’s also got Bluetooth and an FM radio, the VGA-resolution camera and dual-band GPRS are slightly disappointing.
Still, Samsung hopes to make up for that with an SOS dialing feature that automatically sends an alert to a nominated number if you press the volume button three times in quick succession, and then automatically answers the next call. Samsung is also promising super-long battery life.
The Solid will cost you £59.99 on Pay As You Go, or it’s free on a 12-month contract with O2.