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Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2 announced - rugged Jelly Bean phone lets you snap underwater

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Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2 announced - rugged Jelly Bean phone lets you snap underwater
The rumored Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2 is official now, and it is the most ruggedness you will find in an android 4.1 Jell Bean device. The Xcover 2 is shock- and dustproof, as well as IP67 certified, which means it can dip its toes in the water, or dive headfirst up to three feet and stay there for half an hour.

Underwater photography is also possible with the dedicated camera key, so it could be your next dream spring-break-in-Cancun coral-reef-diving phone. There's predownloaded Google Maps data, A-GPS with GLONASS support, and Samsung has put a decent 1,700 mAh battery in the device, as well as a couple of active lifestyle apps like Cardio Trainer Pro.

The specs are nothing to write home about otherwise, but the price is unlikely to make you cringe either, though the exact number it is not disclosed yet:

Network 

HSPA 14.4/5.76    900/2100

EDGE/GPRS         850/900/1800/1900

Processor

1 GHz dual-core processor

Display 

100.8mm(4.0”) WVGA(480 x 800) TFT

OS

Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)

Camera

Main(Rear): 5-megapixel auto focus camera with LED flash

Sub(Front): VGA camera

Direct camera key

Video

H.264, MPEG‐4, H.263, VC‐1, Divx/Xvid, Sorenson Spark, WMV7, WMV8

Recording/ Playback : 720p

Audio

MP3, OGG, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR‐NB, WMA, FLAC, WAV, MID, IMY, AC3

Music Player with SoundAlive

3.5mm Ear Jack

Content Features 

Services

Samsung Apps 

Samsung Kies /Samsung Kies Air

Samsung TouchWiz

Samsung Hub 

- Game Hub 

- Readers Hub / Music Hub / Video Hub 

Samsung ChatOn mobile communication service

Samsung AllShare Play 

Motion UI, Smart Stay, Best Shot, S Voice, S Cloud, Cardio Trainer Pro

Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, Google Latitude

Google Play Store, Google Play Books, Google Play Movies

Google Plus, YouTube, Google Talk,

Google Places, Google Navigation, Google Downloads

Ruggedized

Features

IP67 Certified

Battery cover lock, Strap holder

GPS

A-GPS

Glonass

Connectivity

Bluetooth® v 4.0

USB 2.0

WiFi 802.11 b/g/n

Wi-Fi Direct

Sensor

Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Proximity

Memory

4GB User memory + 1GB (RAM)

microSD (up to 32GB)

Dimension

130.5 x 67.7 x 12 mm, 148.5 g

Battery

Standard battery, Li-ion 1,700mAh


Press Release
source: Samsung

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posted on 25 Jan 2013, 07:04 10

1. temuchka1996 (Posts: 19; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)


another 4 inch WVGA phone from samsung :|

posted on 27 Jan 2013, 05:51 2

19. Airforce (Posts: 62; Member since: 24 Jul 2012)


the phone looks quite ugly to me

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 07:08 5

2. MC1123 (Posts: 1236; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


i dont care! i prefer xperia z! stylish and the best!

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 16:04 4

15. SmartPhoneStream (Posts: 160; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)


The Xperia Z is a high end phone, this is a low to mid range phone, that's not a fair comparison at all

posted on 26 Jan 2013, 20:53

18. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 762; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)


duhh this phone is ip67 and coined it to be the most rugged phone out there so thers no way of comparing a high-end from midrange,,

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 07:19 6

3. jsdechavez (Posts: 701; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


Another Samsung. And Sony makes their flagship water and dust-resistant too. Sammy just can't.

posted on 26 Jan 2013, 00:58

17. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


I dont think Samsung has tried it for a flagship phone. How do we know they cant?

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 07:25 4

4. darkkjedii (Posts: 10588; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Sammy c'mon now... Really???

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 07:29

5. AfterShock (Posts: 2792; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


As a disposable for pay an go or tourism ok, anything else an it'll sink.

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 07:41 5

6. pyradark (Posts: 753; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)


Xperia GO & ACtive is far more a looker than this...
so we expect S4 uglier than ever

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 07:49 4

8. mick25 (banned) (Posts: 110; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


A rectangle is so attractive like your face.

NOT

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 18:28 1

16. pyradark (Posts: 753; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)


hahaha... PLASTIC

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 07:48 6

7. mick25 (banned) (Posts: 110; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


Here comes all the retard sony smalld**ked boys

HURRR MY WATUHPROOF XPERIA Z IS BETTUHHHH DURRRRR

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 07:59 5

9. IU_Lover (Posts: 35; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)


Why is everyone thumbing down the comments that say Sony is better... lol

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 09:30 3

12. vignesh_viggs (Posts: 34; Member since: 15 Jun 2012)


FATE. sammy fans everywhere..!!

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 08:50

10. dragonscourgex (Posts: 307; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


Specs are a bit outdated. But, I really like the look of the phone. Maybe with project butter, the 1ghz proc will be able to run the system smoothly.

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 09:26 1

11. vignesh_viggs (Posts: 34; Member since: 15 Jun 2012)


Boring Designs ..!!

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 13:40

13. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


So the main point is.. this device is far more robust and durable than Nokia 920.

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 14:16 3

14. Obdabeast (Posts: 41; Member since: 01 Jan 2012)


everyone cries for a waterproof phone.. well there you go.. what do you expect from it ? quad core processor 2 gig ram super amoled/ bendable screen and a price tag of $200 !? the build quality alone makes it worth the buy for any one that doesn't know how to take care of a phone/construction workers and people who are always near water.

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 05:07

20. crissi (Posts: 3; Member since: 27 Jan 2013)


another day another galaxy

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