Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2 revealed: tougher, faster, stronger

Jan 18, 2013
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There's always a market for rugged phones that are dust- and water-resistant. Whether you're a construction worker or maybe you just have a tendency to drop your phone a lot, there seems to always be a need for tougher phones. The Xcover is Samsung's own rugged phone, and it turns out that the sequel, the Xcover 2, has made an appearance.

We discovered Samsung's original Xcover device back in 2011, and while it never really gained any major popular, it proved as a solid option for those wanting a tough and rugged handset. Now, SamMobile has some details on the Xcover 2, which comes with faster internals and some better specifications all around.

The Xcover 2 has a 4-inch TFT display with a WVGA resolution of 800x480, which certainly isn't anything to write home about, but we don't expect owners to be too concerned with specs anyway. On the back, there's a 5MP camera with a 0.3MP front-facing camera. There's also 4GB of internal storage with microSD compatibility for up to 32GB.

Of course, the image is a little blurry, so we can't make out the finer details, but it looks like the device will come with three physical soft keys at the bottom. Other than that, the device will run Jelly Bean, and will come with a surprisingly low 1,700mAh battery. Samsung plans to officially unveil the device at Mobile World Congress next month.

[via SamMobile]


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