COVID-19 and Sonim

Standing up to COVID-19 with devices that stand up to aggressive disinfecting

Mobile devices can transmit pathogens if not cleaned and disinfected properly. Studies have proven that, even in a hospital environment, over 99% of smartphones 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.

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

To better understand how Sonim’s chemical-resistance can help you and your team stay safe and healthy on the job, we created this guide to cleaning and disinfecting your Sonim device.

*Journal of Hospital Infection, Vol 104, Issue 2, Feb. 2020

Why is a chemical-resistant device so crucial?

At Sonim, we create solutions that support the essential industries helping our communities through COVID-19. Check out this video to better understand how Sonim’s chemical-resistance can help you and your team stay safe and healthy on the job.

The Sonim Difference

Innovative, ultra-rugged mobile devices when sanitization is critical

Sonim sets the bar for rugged devices, equipping your team with ultra-reliable communication tools that serve their job, health and safety every step of the way.

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We designed our devices to be resistant to chemicals, regardless of if exposure happens accidentally or intentionally when you need to wipe, spray or submerge your device with disinfecting solutions, including:

  • Isopropyl alcohol
  • Bleach (10:1 water:bleach mix recommended)
  • Dishwasher detergent or hand soap
  • Benzalkonium Chloride
  • Acetone and more

Sonim vs. Other Devices

Other Devices:

  • Clean “gently”
  • Do not submerge in cleaning or disinfecting agents
  • Do not clean with aerosol sprays or bleach
  • Do not spray cleaning agents directly on device


  • Aggressively scrub and wipe-down
  • Safely submerge in chemical cleaning agents up to 30 minutes
  • Use aerosol sprays, bleaches and other abrasive cleaners as needed
  • Safe to spray directly on the device