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Nokia may have sprung a leak, because details have seeped out online about a handset that’s rumoured to be the Finnish firm’s upcoming rugged handset.

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Nokia's rugged 3720?
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The handset manufacturer has launched rugged phones before, such as the 5140i. But a mole has claimed that Nokia’s latest attempt – rumoured to be called the 3720 – will sport an IP-54 classification.

As far as shock, dust and water resistance certification levels go, IP-54 isn’t the highest available. Sonim’s recently launched Land Rover S1, for example, sports IP-67 certification – meaning that phone’s body is dust proof and able to withstand immersion for up to 30 minutes in 1m of water.

The IP-54 rating of Nokia’s 3720 would mean that, although the phone isn’t dust proof, it does have some resistance to it. The phone would also be protected against splashed water but wouldn't able to withstand complete submersion.

Nokia’s keeping mum about the 3720’s existence, but the mole added that the handset could appear in stores this September. ®

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