Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3 announced, the phone that can take abuse
After making a great appearance at the Mobile World Congress, with its eye-catching Galaxy S6, and S6 Edge smartphones, Samsung will head over to Germany, for the upcoming CeBIT, where the South Koreans will show off the follow-up to last year’s super ruggedized Galaxy Xcover 2.
Being a ruggedized phone, the new Galaxy Xcover 3 is built to adhere to Military Standard 810G (MIL-STD-810G, more here) which basically allows the phone to survive all sorts of abuses from both the user, and weather conditions, being water and dustproof in addition to taking falls and hits like a champ.
In addition to physical keys for Home, Back and Multitasking, the Galaxy Xcover 3 also brings a dedicated button for enabling flash torch, or the camera. We shouldn’t expect a slim form factor from a ruggedized phone right? Well, the Galaxy Xcover 3 is weighs just 154g and it is just 9.95mm thick.
The spec-sheet includes a 4.5-inch WVGA display, 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 1.5GB of RAM, 8GB of expandable storage, five-megapixel camera, two-megapixel front-facer, 2200mAh battery, altimeter, compass, GPS, NFC, and Android 4.4 KitKat, upgradeable to 5.0 Lollipop. We’ll hear more about the Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3 once it makes a CeBIT appearance soon.