Samsung has officially lifted the lid on its latest Smartphone for the out-and-about crowd – the suitable rugged Galaxy Xcover 2. Designed more with ongoing function in mind than form and fancy specs under the hood, the Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2 has taken the gauntlet from last year’s highly-successful Xcover.
Offering a dust, sand and water-resistant case, the Xcover 2 has been designed with the great outdoors in mind. In addition, a lock mechanism had been added to the battery cover so that the case will not spring open accidentally if subjected to impact.
Another cool feature is the way in which the Xcover 2’s 5-megapixel digital camera can be used up to one meter underwater.
The GPS technology included is right up there with the best in the business, which Samsung claims offers a good 20% improved accuracy of location tracking than standard Smartphones.
Realistically speaking, the Samsung Xcover 2 also delivers more than enough under the hood to qualify as a very valid Smartphone for 2013. Power is delivered by a respectable dual-core 1GHz process backed by 1GB of RAM, while the Gorilla Glass coated 4-inch touchscreen delivers the good up front. The 4GB of onboard memory can be bumped up to 32GB with a micro-SD card, while Android 4.1 Jelly Bean sits proudly in the driving seat.
And of course, the 5-megapixel rear camera is made a thousand times more attractive by the fact that you can happily play with it to your heart’s content underwater.
With regard to release dates, nothing has yet been confirmed by Samsung but given the unveiling of the product and the company’s roadmap for the near future, chances are the Xcover 2 will launch in February.