Samsung just announced the Galaxy Xcover 2, an IP67-certified Android phone. It improves an all the specs of its predecessor, from a bigger screen to a more powerful processor.
The Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2
has a 4” WVGA TFT screen, dual-core 1GHz processor, 1GB of RAM and runs
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with Samsung’s TouchWiz customizations. The 5MP
main camera can shoot 720p video and there’s a dedicated shutter key,
plus a front-facing VGA camera.
The Galaxy Xcover 2 measures 130.5 x 67.7 x 12 mm, bigger than its
predecessor, and it’s heavier too, at 149g. It has a 1,700mAh battery
that’s secured into place by a special lock.
On the connectivity side, there’s 3G with 14.4Mbps HSDPA and 5.76Mbps
HSUPA, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS + GLONASS. The Galaxy Xcover 2
packs 4GB of built-in memory and a microSD card slot.
The official press release is mum on details like launch dates and prices, but Swedish site CDON
already has the Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2 on pre-order for 2,690 Swedish
krona ($415, €310). The estimated shipping date is February 21 (the leaked roadmap also pointed to a February release).