Over 99% of mobile devices are contaminated with potential pathogens. At Sonim, we’re committed to delivering solutions that can be sanitized to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

COVID-19 is making it more important than ever to prioritize sanitation. While masks and hand washing are important steps to keeping each other safe, it’s also important to remember to disinfect one of our most used accessories, our mobile devices.

Mobile devices can transmit pathogens if not cleaned and disinfected properly. Research has proven that, even in a hospital environment, over 99% of mobile devices are contaminated with potential pathogens. At Sonim, we’re committed to delivering solutions that support and serve those who serve us — that includes solutions that can be safely sanitized to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Only Sonim’s ultra-rugged mobile devices can be sprayed, submerged, and rigorously cleaned in soap and water or harsh chemicals, like isopropyl alcohol or even bleach, to ensure they are fully disinfected, and no pathogens are transferred.

When comparing smart phones, it’s important to determine whether your phone can simply be wiped down, or if it can be fully disinfected. Over the last few years an increasing number of other mobile device brands have evolved their Ingress Protection rating to IP-68, meaning they are resistant to dust (the “6”) and to water submersion for 30 minutes at a depth of one meter (the “8”). Thus, you might think when it comes to cleaning and disinfecting these devices, it is not a problem to wipe or spray a cleaner directly onto the device. However, the instructions for cleaning that same water-submersible device will say, “only use a damp cloth,” “avoid getting moisture into openings,” and “do not use household cleaners, aerosols, or solvents… as they may damage the device.”