After hearing about the Galaxy Xcover 2 for quite sometime now, the smartphone has finally been announced by Samsung. The pricing and availability details are yet to be made official by the company. But a previous roadmap leak suggested that the XCover 2 will be available in February 2013.
Let's run you by the specs once again. Measuring 130.5x67.7x12 mm and weighing 148.5 grams, the Xcover 2 runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean sporting a 4-inch WVGA TFT LCD display with the company's TouchWiz UI atop. The device comes with a 5-megapixel rear camera and a VGA front camera as well.
The rugged smartphone is dust and sand proof and even water resistant to a depth of one meter for up to 30 minutes (IP67 Certified). Users can take under water pictures with the help of a dedicated camera button. There's a strap holder as well that helps you avoid dropping the phone along with a battery cover lock as well.
Underneath its shell, the smartphone packs in a 1GHz dual-core processor with 1GB RAM and comes with 4GB of on-board storage with external expansion support up to 32GB. The smartphone has a standard Li-ion 1,700mAh battery.
Connectivity wise, the Xcover 2 boasts WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 2.0, A-GPS and Glonass. The device also features the intuitive Motion UI that enables users to shake and update or turn over the device to mute.
The Korean manufacturer claims that the Galaxy Xcover 2 is "the ideal smartphone for active explorers who are enjoying outdoor lifestyles and seeking a durable mobile device with essential smartphone capabilities."
The smartphone also comes pre-installed with various proprietary apps like ChatON messenger, S-Cloud, S Voice, Best Shot, Smart Stay and apps from the Samsung Hub like Readers Hub, Video Hub, Game Hub and Music Hub.
The company has also added the Cardio Trainer Pro workout app to help users achieve their fitness goals by creating a personalised training program, checking their progress and recording their track and speed.
Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2 key specifications
- 4-inch WVGA TFT LCD display
- 1GHz dual-core processor
- 1GB RAM
- 4GB of on-board storage expandable upto 32GB
- 5-megapixel rear camera
- VGA front camera
- WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 2.0, A-GPS, Glonass
- Li-ion 1,700mAh battery
- Android 4.1
- 130.5x67.7x12 mm
- Weighs 148.5 grams