Samsung's ultra-rugged Galaxy Xcover 3 breaks cover
It's been over two whole years since Samsung's last ultra-rugged device – the Galaxy Xcover 2 – became official, but today we learn that the company isn't yet ready to drop the line from its portfolio. In fact, Samsung has even improved upon the concept.
Enter the Galaxy Xcover 3 – a relatively compact device suited for use in extreme conditions. Like its predecessor, the Galaxy Xcover 3 is IP67-rated, signifying its dust tight structure and its ability to withstand ingress of water for up to 30 minutes at up to 1 meter deep. Unlike the Xcover 2, however, the Xcover 3 is also MIL-STD 810G-certified, meaning that it should be capable of withstanding very high or very low temperatures, and survive drops with ease.
In terms of the hardware Samsung has packed within the sturdy body, we're looking at a 4.5-inch display with a lowly resolution of 480 x 800 (207 pixels per inch), a 1.2GHz, quad-core Snapdragon processor with support for LTE (bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, and 20), and 1.5GB of RAM. The company has also included a 5-megapixel/2-megapixel camera combo, 8 gigs of microSD-expandable storage, and a 2,200 mAh battery pack. The device weighs 5.43 ounces (154 g) and is 0.39 inches (9.95 mm) thick. Said otherwise, this is all work and no play type device suited for professionals.