Durability, connectivity, location apps and battery life to make the most of the great outdoors.

Land Rover and Bullitt Group have unveiled their Land Rover Explore Outdoor Phone at Mobile World Congress, designed by Astheimer in collaboration with the Bullitt Group and Land Rover.

The Land Rover Explore smartphone features enhanced durability and a powerful battery that won’t cut the day short, in a sleek design that is suitable for the office or enjoying the great outdoors.

Its core functionality can be adapted to suit any situation by attaching hardware packs while on the go – each providing additional features – to enhance any adventure by enabling owners to go further, and stay out longer. The included Adventure Pack can replace the need for a separate GPS device with its powerful GPS patch antenna, additional battery and premium topographic mapping with Skyline augmented reality courtesy of ViewRanger.

The Land Rover Explore withstands everyday use outdoors. It is drop tested, can survive underwater (including salt water) and can cope with extreme temperatures and temperature changes. This level of protection ensures the device can cope with heavy downpours or a muddy trail and will continue to work and keep users connected at all times.

Designed by Astheimer in close collaboration with Land Rover and the Bullitt Group, the smartphone takes key design cues from the Land Rover Discovery. Taking inspiration from the front grill design through to the headlamp architecture and even the knurled finish of the interior dials, it elegantly reflects the essence of the Land Rover brand.

We take a look back at the development of the phone from first concept sketches through to the final product.

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