Samsung Galaxy Xcover Wrap-up: Specs, Price, Availability
The Xcover is not just an ordinary Android 2.3 handset, it is the first Samsung model that could survive a 1 meter water dunking for up to 30mins.
Samsung had once again introduced a new Android smartphone that will surely be a tough competitor for other high-end handsets in the market to date. The Xcover, which is the latest installment in the Galaxy series, possesses some unique features that are not present in other smartphones. The Samsung Galaxy Xcover is a rugged device that is resistant to dirt, shock, and can even be submerged into a deep water for over 30 minutes.
Being the “toughest” phone to arrive in the market soon, the IP67-certified Galaxy Xcover highlights all the modern functions that every gadget lovers need. Its touch screen is embellished with Gorilla Glass display, preventing the screen from any scratches or scrapes. The phone’s overall design was indeed simple yet stunning, especially with its three easy-to-use buttons.
Phone Size: 122 x 66 x 12mm (dimensions); 116g (weight)
CPU: 800 MHz Marvell MG2 processor
OS: Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread)
Browser: WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML
Messaging: SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS
Display: A capacitive touchscreen with 16 million colors. It features a Gorilla Glass display, TouchWiz UI, multi-touch input method, accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate, touch-sensitive controls, and proximity sensor for auto turn-off.
Display Size: 320 x 480 pixels, 3.65 inches
Sound: Supports MP3 and WAV ringtones, with loudspeaker support and 3.5mm jack.
Networks: 2G (GSM 850/900/1800/1900), 3G (HSDPA 900/2100), GPRS, Bluetooth, WLAN.
Memory: 150MB internal storage, 512MB RAM, microSD support (expandable up to 32GB)
Camera: 3.2 megapixel rear camera (2048×1536 pixels) with LED flash. Supports video capturing and Geo-tagging.
Battery: Standard battery, Li-Ion
JAVA Applications: Digital compass, Social networking integration, MP3 and MP4 Players, Organizer, Image/video editor, Document editor (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF), Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa integration, Voice commands, Predictive text input (Swype).
Video courtesy of Mobile Gazzette.
The manufacturer hasn’t announced the official retail pricing for Samsung Galaxy Xcover yet. However, some reports have claimed that the upcoming Android smartphone will be available for approximately 14,000-15,000 in India, 21,000 in Pakistan markets, and $247 in United States.
Introduced last August 10, the Samsung Galaxy Xcover is slated to be released on October 3, 2011. The countries where the smartphone will first be available includes Germany, UK, US, and Canada.