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

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


source: Samsung

Related phones

Galaxy Xcover 2
  • Display 4.0" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Storage 4 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1700 mAh(6.6h 3G talk time)

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20 Comments

1. temuchka1996

Posts: 19; Member since: Jan 23, 2013

another 4 inch WVGA phone from samsung :|

19. Airforce

Posts: 70; Member since: Jul 24, 2012

the phone looks quite ugly to me

2. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

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

15. SmartPhoneStream

Posts: 162; Member since: Jun 21, 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

18. kclgphilsbsa

Posts: 765; Member since: Jan 21, 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,,

3. jsdechavez

Posts: 783; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

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

17. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

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

4. darkkjedii

Posts: 30674; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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

5. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

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

6. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

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

8. mick25

Posts: 110; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

A rectangle is so attractive like your face. NOT

16. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

hahaha... PLASTIC

7. mick25

Posts: 110; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Here comes all the retard sony smalld**ked boys HURRR MY WATUHPROOF XPERIA Z IS BETTUHHHH DURRRRR

9. IU_Lover

Posts: 35; Member since: Jan 23, 2013

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

12. vignesh_viggs

Posts: 34; Member since: Jun 15, 2012

FATE. sammy fans everywhere..!!

10. dragonscourgex

Posts: 307; Member since: Jan 16, 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.

11. vignesh_viggs

Posts: 34; Member since: Jun 15, 2012

Boring Designs ..!!

13. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

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

14. Obdabeast

Posts: 41; Member since: Jan 01, 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.

20. crissi

Posts: 3; Member since: Jan 27, 2013

another day another galaxy

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