Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3 Rugged Android Smartphone Goes Official

Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3 Rugged Android Smartphone Goes Official
Samsung's new rugged smartphone named Galaxy Xcover 3 has quietly gone official. The handset is expected to be showcased at the CeBIT trade show scheduled between March 16 and 20 in Germany.

Sammy Hub claims that the Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3 will be launched at a price of EUR 275 (approximately Rs. 18,000) and will be available to buy starting April.

The highlight of the Galaxy Xcover 3 is it meets US MIL-STD 810G requirements for surviving adverse temperature, humidity, rain and altitude conditions. It is also dustproof, shock- and water-resistant with IP67 certification and can survive being dipped in up to 1 metre water for up to 30 minutes with covers slightly closed.

(Also see: Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3 vs. Samsung Galaxy S5 Active)

Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3, much like other rugged Galaxy smartphones, features physical buttons for home, multi-tasking, and back button. It also comes with an "Xcover key" that turns on the flashlight while a double tap on it opens the camera app.

For specifications, the new rugged smartphone features a 4.5-inch WVGA (480x800 pixels resolution) display which is quite low considering the price tag it is expected to come with. The Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3 runs Android 4.4 KitKat; though it is upgradeable to Android 5.0 Lollipop.

It is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core processor (unspecified chipset) coupled with 1.5GB of RAM. There is 8GB of inbuilt storage that is further expandable via microSD card. A 5-megapixel rear camera with support for underwater shooting mode and a 2-megapixel front camera are also onboard the Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3.

The Galaxy Xcover 3 supports LTE, GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, NFC, and Micro-USB connectivity options. Sammy Hub notes that smartphone also includes Samsung Knox suite of mobile enterprise security solutions. It measures 9.95mm thick and weighs 154 grams. The handset is backed by a 2200mAh battery.

Display 4.50-inch
Processor 1.2GHz quad-core
Front Camera 2-megapixel
Rear Camera 5-megapixel
Storage 8GB
Battery Capacity 2200mAh
OS Android 4.4
Resolution 480x800 pixels

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