Samsung just unveiled a rugged smartphone for the outdoorsy type, dubbed the “Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2″.
The company described it as “the ideal smartphone for active explorers who are enjoying outdoor lifestyles and seeking a durable mobile device with essential smartphone capabilities,” because it is able to endure the most extreme outdoor conditions.
The Android smartphone is notably dust and sand proof, and it is even water-resistant up to one-meter deep for 30 minutes. The battery cover lock provides extra protection, as well. The Xcover 2 also features pre-downloaded Google map data, an enhanced GPS ＋ GLONASS that shortens satellite signal detection roughly 20 percent for more precise location tracking, and a Cardio Trainer Pro workout app that helps people meet fitness goals by creating a tailored training program.
On the spec side, the Galaxy Xcover 2 sports a 4-inch WVGA display, 1 GHz dual-core processor, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, Samsung TouchWiz, 5-megapixel auto focus camera with LED flash, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 2.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 4GB user memory, 1GB RAM, microSD up to 32GB, and a Li-ion 1,700mAh battery. The dimensions equal 130.5-by-67.7-by-12-mm, with a 148.5 g weight.
The official press release did not offer details about a launch date or pricing, but Swedish website CDON already has the Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2 on pre-order for 2,690 Swedish krona (or $415 USD) with an estimated shipping date set for Feb. 21.
Get more details in the press release below.
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Samsung GALAXY Xcover 2