Just like how oil and water do not mix, it is an unwritten rule that consumer electronics devices and water (alongside all other forms of liquid, of course) are not bosom pals. Having said that, there were water-resistant phones which were released in the past, but most of those tend to be restricted for a Japanese release only. Of course, other brands such as Sonim did offer (and still do as a matter of fact) water-resistant and rugged phones. It is rather encouraging to see that Sony Mobile has rolled out a more universal rugged smartphone in a design that is appealing across the board in the form of the Sony Xperia acro S. Needless to say, the main selling point of the Xperia acro S would be its IP-57 certification that allows it to remain underwater for up to 30 minutes, as long as it is not submerged in depths beyond 1 meter.
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