The newly announced Galaxy Xcover 2 features and specifications

Korean smartphone maker Samsung has officially announced Galaxy Xcover 2, the rough and tough smartphone which is water, dust and sand resistant. Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2 is IP67 certified water proof smartphone.

Samsung, the Korean smartphone giant has announced its latest smartphone Galaxy Xcover 2. This new device from Samsung runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and other specs include a 4-inch WVGA TFT LCD display with the company's TouchWiz UI. This IP67 certified mid-range smartphone is waterproof and dust resistant. The device can withstand damage if it is immersed in up to 1 meter deep in water for 30 minutes. Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2 comes with pre-installed programs like ChatON messenger, S-Cloud, S Voice, Best Shot, Smart Stay and apps from the Samsung Hub like Readers Hub, Video Hub, Game Hub and Music Hub.

Other specifications include 4-inch TFT display with resolution of 800x480p and have approximately 233ppi pixel density. It is powered by a dual-core 1GHz processor, paired with 1GB RAM, and comes with 4GB onboard storage, along with microSD card support up to 32GB. One of the interesting features of this Korean made smartphone is that its 5 MP rear camera with AF, LED flash, 720p HD video recording camera is comfortable for taking under water pictures. Connectivity features include 2G, 3G, Wi-Fi direct, Bluetooth 4.0 and microUSB 2.0, A-GPS and Glonass. The device also features the intuitive Motion UI that enables users to shake and update or turn over the device to mute.

Samsung claims that the Galaxy Xcover 2 is an ideal Android smartphone for active persons who are enjoying outdoor lifestyles and seeking a durable mobile device with essential smartphone capabilities. This device is likely to come in two colors: one in titan grey and other in black. There are no further details from the company about the availability and price of the newly announced Android smartphone Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2. Detailed technical specification is expected sometime in Feb 2013.

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Specifications and Features of Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2

• 4-inch WVGA TFT LCD display Capacitive, Multi-touch
• 1GHz dual-core processor
• 4GB of on-board storage expandable upto 32GB
• 5-megapixel rear camera
•Camcorder - 640x480 (VGA) (30 fps)
• VGA front facing camera
• WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 2.0, A-GPS, Glonass
• Li-ion 1,700mAh battery, Stand-by time 20.8 days (500 hours)
• Android 4.1
• 130.5x67.7x12 mm
• Weighs 148.5 gram
• Other features - Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone, Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

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