Can a smartphone survive being run over by a massive digger?

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It turns out that Caterpillar, the company famous for bright yellow construction vehicles also make a smartphone. And like everything they make, it’s pretty tough.

Check out this video below, which they’ve created to promote the Cat B15 Rugged Smartphone – in which it gets dropped from 30ft into a muddy pool of water, and then run over.

And if you’re wondering – the phone itself is a fairly middle of the road Android handset – it runs Jelly Bean (which is getting a bit old now), has a 4″ screen, 5MP camera, and only a 1ghz processor… and this will set you back £232. But unlike every other Android on the market, you can run it over with a truck.

James O’Malley