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Samsung Unveils Crazy Rugged Galaxy Xcover 2 with Waterproof Camera

Authored by: Steven Blum — Jan 25, 2013

You know how Samsung likes to get their phones into every niche of the planet? Well, that's probably why they just unveiled their Galaxy Xcover 2, a rugged smartphone made for extreme conditions. How extreme? I'm talking about a phone that can be submerged underwater for a full 30 minutes! Not only that, it can even take photos underwater! The Xcover 2 is also dust / sand / drop-proof.

Another great feature for those with extreme jobs is the "enhanced GPS + GLONASS" built into the phone, which "shortens satellite signal detection by 20% and tracks your location more accurately." It's got a pretty standard 1,700 mAh battery, although Samsung calls it "massive."

Aside from its rugged charms, the phone doesn't have a whole lot going for it. Tech specs are lackluster, including:

  • 4" WVGA Display
  • 1GHz dual-core processor
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 5MP Camera
  • Android 4.1

It's also not a very light or sleek device, coming in at 130.5 x 67.7 x 12 mm and weighing 148.5 grams.

No word on price or release date but we may know more at MWC next month.

Source: Samsung

Steven Blum has written more than 2,000 blog posts as a founding member of AndroidPIT's English editorial team. A graduate of the University of Washington, Steven Blum also studied Journalism at George Washington University in Washington D.C. for two years. Since then, his writing has appeared in The Stranger, The Seattle P-I, Blackbook Magazine and Venture Villlage. He loves the HTC One and hopes the company behind it still exists in a few years.

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  • Anna F. Jan 26, 2013 Link to comment

    I might get this phone if the price is right. I've been looking for a rugged waterproof phone to use as a second phone to take with me to the beach.

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