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

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Samsung announces new waterproof, ruggedized Galaxy Xcover 2
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

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