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Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2 unveiled as rugged Android handset

Samsung has officially unveiled the Samsung Xcover 2 ahead of the handset’s showing at MWC 2013, with the 4-inch device lining up as a rugged Android handset.

Set to be showcased during next month’s MWC 2013 conference, the IP67 certified Samsung Xcover 2 is protected against the elements with a dust and sand proof casing further bolstered by the ability to rise unscathed after 30 minutes submerged under up to one metre of water.

A handset designed for those with active, outdoor lifestyles, the Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2 is set to land the a pre-installed Cardio Trainer Pro workout app and GPS GLONASS which helps offer 20 per cent more accurate satellite based location details when exploring the wilderness.

Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2 Specs
Running Google’s Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS, the Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2 plays host to a relatively middling collection of innards, with a 1GHz dual-core processor paired with 1GB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage, expandable via microSD up to 32GB.

Lining up at a relatively chunky 12mm thick and a bulky 148.5g in weight, the rugged Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2 specs sheet sees a 4-inch WVGA TFT touchscreen display boast an 800 x 480p image resolution. Samsung’s TouchWiz UI and a 1,700mAh Lithium Ion battery also feature.

Capable of taking underwater pictures, the Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2 camera collection sees a 5-megapixel rear-mounted snapper with integrated LED flash further bolstered by a second, VGA camera up front and a dedicated camera shutter button for improved ease of use.

Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2 Release Date and Price

Expected to be showcased during the Barcelona based MWC 2013 conference next month, a precise Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2 UK release date has yet to be formally unveiled. That said, Samsung has revealed that a Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2 release date will come early enough for the handset to “be available to purchase in the UK by March.

Adding further mystery to the handset’s upcoming arrival, a Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2 price has also yet to be unveiled.

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