THE NAUTIZ X1 sets new standards size, toughness and reliability for smartphones.

The Nautiz handheld comes in a smartphone format and runs the Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5 operating system or Android 4.0.

“With the Nautiz X1, you don’t have to choose between dependability and slim design,” 4D Global said.

“With its small size and light weight of only 180 grams, it’s in a class with other popular smartphones – but with ruggedness unmatched by any consumer device.”

The Nautiz X1 meets stringent MIL-STD-810G military standards for withstanding humidity, vibration, drops and extreme temperatures. The mobile is fully waterproof and impervious to dust and sand.

The Nautiz X1 runs on a powerful 1 GHz dual-core processor and 1 GB of RAM, which allows top-notch performance in the field. The Nautiz X1 comes with 4 GB of on-board memory, expandable via a MicroSD card slot.

The 100mm, 800×480 WVGA capacitive touchscreen is sunlight-readable and scratch-resistant. On the Nautiz X1’s rear face, a 5-megapixel autofocus camera and true LED flash allow you to take crisp photos, even in dark environments.

4D Global touted the Nautiz X1 as a mobile device that combines the benefits of a smartphone and a rugged handheld computer.