Samsung has just announced its first Rugged phone “The Samsung Galaxy XCover”. It has been expected that the phone will release in October in Germany but worldwide Release date is not known. But before telling the full specifications of this Smartphone let me brief you all about earlier devices under XCover series; Samsung E2370 and Samsung 271 both these devices are not so high in functionality but are limited to only Calling and Messaging.
Talking about new Galaxy XCover, this phone is IP67 cerified which means it is Dust Proof and water Proof i.e. you can dip your handset in water as deep as upto 1M for about 30 minutes and it has a Gorilla Glass display which means the glass is completely unbreakable and Scratchless, that means you don’t need to worry if it gets dropped. What I think is Samsung has challenged its own Galaxy series by launching this Mobile phone, but never mind people have there own choice of which device to buy.
Taking back to the complete features it is equipped with Mp3/Mp4 player, Image editor, pocket office which means you can read and write documents and also E-Mail those word, excel or PDF to anywhere at anytime using the Wifi connectivity. All above that it has GPS service which means Global Positioning Service which help the users to trace there location
Processor & OS Galaxy XCover is packed with 1.2 GHz high speed processor which makes the phone more reliable and moreover you can also play high end games. With the latest Android 2.3 Gingerbread available in it, you can download as many as 200000 applications which are available in Android Market.
Memory & Camera It as practically unlimited memory for both phonebook and call records which depends on the size of the memory card, its in-built memory is not known as the full specifications has not yet declared but according to sources the memory slot can support upto 32 GB microSD card. Camera quality might be good as it supports LED flash but the camera clarity is limited to 3.2 MP with Geo-Tagging which I expect to be around 5MP.
Display & Sound The complete dimensions details has not yet given but it has 3.65 inches of capacitive screen with touch sensitive controls and Auto-Rotate display feature. It has 3.5 mm Audio Headphone jack with loudspeaker and it also supports WAV ringtones and Mp3 music files
Connectivity It is a both 2G and 3G device supporting GSM and HSDPA network, and it also packed with GPRS and Edge functionality, Bluetooth with A2DP and v2.0 Micro USB.
Battery Life and Price Both the information has not declared but talking about its price it must be at a higher side after seeing the full details and also there is no details about when it will release in USA and Indian Market