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Samsung Galaxy XCover Can Withstand Mud, Dust, Dirt and Cat Claws

Steven Blum
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Samsung has arrived fashionably late to the rugged Android party, which now includes the Sony Xperia Active and Casio Gz'One. But, as they say, better late than never. The new Galaxy XCover promises to do all the things your average Galaxy can't, including being dunked 1 meter deep and holding its own against attacks of dust and dirt. 

Xcover will feature Gingerbread, a 3.6" scratch-resistant display, a 3.2 megapixel camera with LED flash and 7.2 MBPS HSDPA. The phone will launch in Germany sometime this October, but no word yet on pricing or worldwide release date. Check out the full presser below:

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

The combination of protective housing with IP67 certification, scratch-resistant touch screen display, Android and Samsung Social Hub ™ 2.3 makes the Samsung Galaxy Xcover the ideal device for users with an active lifestyle

Schwalbach / Ts., 9 August 2011 - With the Galaxy Xcover Samsung expands its range of rugged mobile phones for outdoor use. The device combines outdoor skills with the ability of a powerful smartphone.

Whether water, dust or hard surfaces: the Samsung Galaxy Xcover is well prepared against harmful environmental influences. This IP67 certified enclosure protects the unit against dust and dirt there. In addition, the Samsung Galaxy Xcover to a depth of one meter for a period is waterproof up to half an hour. The touch-screen display with a diagonal measurement of 9.27 inches is made of scratch-resistant tempered glass. The 3.2-megapixel camera of the Samsung Galaxy Xcover is supported by an LED photo light, which can be used when needed as a flashlight or signal light.

Smart through social networking apps and running the Samsung Galaxy Xcover with the Android ™ 2.3 platform and is using apps ideally suit her personal needs. Provide wireless connectivity for fast n-standard, and an HSDPA connection with a transfer rate of up to 7.2 Mbit / s.

The Samsung Galaxy Xcover is available from October in the trade

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  • Marvin Cleaver Aug 10, 2011 Link

    Man, I really wish I would have bought one of these phones before I accidentally dropped my phone in the sink last year.

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  • Anette West Aug 10, 2011 Link

    Oh no, wut did you do?

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  • Marvin Cleaver Aug 10, 2011 Link

    I blow-dried it for an hour but the keyboard was broken. I am honestly considering buying a rugged phone, though, because I am an avid boater and would be so awesome to be able to bring my phone on a boat and not freak out that it'll drop and be ruined forever.

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  • Steven Blum Aug 10, 2011 Link

    Yeah, I'm sure there are outdoor enthusiasts who could get a lot out of a phone like this but how much is the general public willing to shell out for a splash-proof phone? Likely Samsung knows something we don't. Active is getting released this September...we'll see how well it sells in relation to the XCover...maybe even try to run our own comparison video with various challenges.

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  • Anette West Aug 10, 2011 Link

    That would be cool. Can I be involved? I've always wanted to chuck a phone across a parking lot.

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  • Steven Blum Aug 10, 2011 Link

    Hahahaha, uhmmm....sure?

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