Samsung announces rugged Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2

Samsung GALAXY Xcover 2Samsung yesterday unveiled the rugged Samsung GALAXY Xcover 2, a rugged smartphone for “active explorers who are enjoying outdoor lifestyles and seeking a durable mobile device with essential smartphone capabilities.” Aside from explorers, it will also appeal to those into fitness with its built-in Cardio Trainer Pro app which can help put together training programs as well as check progress and track performance data.

Samsung GALAXY Xcover 2 specifications:

  • Processor: 1GHz dual-core
  • Operating system: Google Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with Samsung TouchWiz UI
  • Cellular connectivity: HSPA 14.4/EDGE/GPRS
  • Other connectivity: A-GPS/GLONASS, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0
  • Display: 4.0-inch WVGA (800×480) LCD
  • Input: Capacitive touchscreen
  • Memory: 1GB RAM
  • Storage: 4GB onboard and microSD cards up to 32GB
  • Rear-facing camera: 5MP AF with LED flash and 720 video capture
  • Front-facing camera: VGA
  • Connectors: 3.5mm audio jack, USB 2.0
  • Battery: 1,700mAh
  • Dimensions / weight: 130.5 × 67.7 × 12 millimeters / 148.5 grams
  • Colours: Black
  • Other: Dust and waterproof(IP67 certified)

Samsung did not announce availability and pricing details. Now that it’s official, it is likely to be on display at next month’s MWC, perhaps with more launch information in tow.

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