Telstra launches the Tough Max 2 smartphone designed for those that need extra durability


By Attention and Influence
February 08, 2018

Out now, the Telstra Tough Max 2™ is the tough new smartphone designed for tradies, construction workers, miners, farmers, outdoor adventure enthusiasts or anyone seeking extra protection and durability in a smartphone.
Telstra Tough Max 2™. Copyright Telstra 2018. All rights reserved.
The second iteration of the Telstra Tough Max is built tough and features:
- Gorilla Glass™ for screen protection
- IP67 Rating (Water and dust resistant - fresh water resistant up to 1m for up to 30 mins)
- Rubber casing to help protect against bumps and knocks 
Additionally, for those living and working in the more remote parts of the country, the Telstra Tough Max 2 is Blue Tick rated, 4GX compatible and includes an RF port (for use with compatible external antennas – sold separately) to connect to Australia’s largest mobile network. 
David Hunt, Head of Post-Paid Mobiles Consumer at Telstra, said, "Approximately 70 per cent of damage issues reported to the Telstra Tech Bars in 2017 were a result of drops or bumps.  
"We know that phone durability and breakages are a pain-point, not only for tradies but for many smartphone users, so Telstra has worked together with ZTE to produce the Telstra Tough Max 2 and hopefully provide a solution for those customers looking for a hard wearing phone." 
The Telstra Tough Max 2 comes with a number of improvements on its previous iteration. There is a new, larger five inch screen, 16MP rear and 8MP front facing camera; 32GB of internal storage up from 16GB and a rear fingerprint scanner for fast access. Features also include Qi Wireless Charging, a large 3000mAh battery and the handset is also Quick Charge 2.0 enabled. 
Telstra Tough Max 2 is available now at Telstra and JB Hi-Fi on a range of plans. Customers who take up the $79/mth Go Mobile Plus plan can benefit from no additional phone repayments, a 12month subscription for a Foxtel Now Starter Pack (valued at up to $420), choosing from Pop, Drama, Docos, Kids, and Lifestyle options (minimum cost $1896 for 24 months). 
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