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Samsung Galaxy Xcover brings toughness to Android phones

The Samsung Xcover type of phones are usually those cheap, candybar dumbphones that could withstand your occasional bumps, drops and exposure to rain and dust — in short they are your rugged phones. Something that doesn’t really equate to being a smartphone until Samsung showed up at the IFA with their Galaxy Xcover which was announced early last month.


The Samsung Galaxy Xcover is your typical mid-range Android phone with a rugged exterior making it suitable for active or just plain clumsy people. It runs on an 800Mhz processor with Android Gingerbread, has a 3.65″ HVGA Gorilla Glass touchscreen display, 3-megapixel camera with a flash that also doubles as a flashlight. Then there’s the IP67 certified dust proof, shock and water resistant exterior.

We’ll keep you posted when Samsung decided to bring this phone here which I think they would to bolster their Android phone portfolio.

Samsung Galaxy Xcover Specs:

  • 800 MHz Marvell MG2 processor
  •  3.65 inches touchscreen display, 320 x 480 resolution, Gorilla Glass display
  • Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread)
  • IP67 certified – dust and water proof (up to 1m for 30 mins)
  • 150 MB storage, 512 MB RAM, microSD support of up to 32GB
  • 3.2 MP camera, 2048×1536 pixels, LED flash
  • HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
  • FM Radio
  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • GPS with A-GPS
  • 116 g
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