Samsung have today announced a new addition to their highly successful Galaxy range of handsets, the Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2.
The Xcover is an Android handset designed for those that have a love for outdoor living and need something a little more durable than the standard device.
Its dust proof, sand proof, waterproof up to 1m for up to 30 minutes and you can even take pictures underwater with it.
The 4.0″ display is coupled with a 5MP camera and a 1GHz dual core processor. Running on Android Jellybean 4.1, the device also come pre-loaded with Google maps data and a cardio trainer pro workout application.
Full specs are:
- 1GHz dual core processor
- 4.0″ WVGA TFT display
- Android 4.1 Jellybean
- Rear 5MP camera with LED flash
- Front VGA camera
- IP67 certified
- 1GB RAM
- 4GB onboard storage
- Battery cover lock
- Strap holder
- Bluetooth 4.0
- USB 2.0
- MicroSD card slot (up to 32GB)
- 130.5 x 67.7 x12mm
- 1700mAh battery
The full press release is below:
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, today unveiled the Samsung Xcover 2, the ideal smartphone for active explorers who are enjoying outdoor lifestyles and seeking a durable mobile device with essential smartphone capabilities.• The GALAXY Xcover 2 is optimized to endure against the most rugged outdoor conditions, whether you’re at work orplay. Protected against the elements, it is dust and sand proof. It’s even water resistant to a depth of one meter for up to30 minutes (IP67 Certified). You can now take photos under water with the direct camera key, hold on tight to yourdevice with the strap holder and not worry about dropping your phone as the battery cover lock gives added protection.• Pre-downloaded Google map data, an enhanced GPS ＋ GLONASS which shortens the satellite signal detection byup to 20％ to tracks your location more accurately, LED Flash next to the camera which can be used like a torch anda huge battery capacity of 570 hours(1,700mAh), making the GALAXY Xcover 2 is the best possible smartphone partnerfor outdoor exploration.• In addition, the Cardio Trainer Pro workout application will also help you achieve your fitness goals by creating atailored training program, checking your progress and recording your track and speed.• For everyday, users can expect the powerful performance characteristic of a Samsung smartphone with the robustGALAXY Xcover 2 shell. Its vivid 4.0” (100.8mm) WVGA display provides a clear and wide viewing experience,a 5-megapixel camera and VGA front camera that will let you record precious moments in high resolution,Bluetooth® v 4.0 gives a better connection that consumes less power and detects devices 50 meters away.An impressive 1GHz dual core processor powers the core of the GALAXY Xcover 2, which ensuresa fast operating speed for seamless multitasking, faster webpage loading and softer UI transitions.• Samsung GALAXY Xcover 2 runs Android™ 4.1 (Jelly Bean) enabling faster and smoother screen transitions andproviding an enhanced user interface featuring a new, easier-to-use notification panel. As a premium SamsungAndroid™ phone, the device is packed with a series of innovative features and services to boost performance andthe overall user experience. The intuitive Motion UI understands your movements to shake and update or turn overto mute; data can be synced, backed up and restored with S-Cloud; S Voice lets users control the phone usingtheir voice, allowing you to see the weekly weather forecast, the contact number you’re trying to find or even takea picture as you speak; Best Shot recommends the best shot from a series of photos; Smart Stay recognizeswhether the user is looking at the screen to dim the screen accordingly. Users can also enjoy all the benefits ofSamsung Hubs, including the latest versions of Readers Hub, Video Hub, Game Hub and Music Hub.