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