Samsung Announces Galaxy Xcover 2 Smartphone, Includes Underwater Camera

Samsung has officially announced its rumored Android-powered Galaxy Xcover 2 smartphone.

Running on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, the Xcover 2 is shock and dustproof, in addition to being IP67 certified; consequently, it's waterproof and can function in up to three feet of water while being able to stay there for half an hour. A dedicated camera key, meanwhile, has made it possible for underwater photography.

It's powered by a 1 GHz dual-core processor and 1 GB of RAM, as well as sporting a 4.0-inch WVGA (480 x 800) TFT screen. A rear 5-megapixel auto focus camera with LED flash is included, as is a front-facing VGA snapper.

Bluetooth v 4.0, USB 2.0, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n and Wi-Fi Direct support are all included, accompanied by a 1,700mAh battery. 4 GB of internal memory can be expanded via a microSD slot (up to 32GB).

Pricing or availability details weren't divulged but expect more information during MWC late next month.


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  • Marco925
    ankit0x1nice but just 3 feet?

    For a phone? that's pretty good. This is just for normal people who want to affordably take pictures when swimming in a tropical country or a beach or stuff. For those who are serious, there obviously are cameras for deeper depths.
  • Hando567
    Yeah, but 3 feet? If I had my phone in my pocket and fell into a pool it would be toast... Even if I just walked in up to my neck it would probably be done for.
  • techcurious
    ankit0x1nice but just 3 feet?

    Ya, 3 feet makes it rather risky to try to use this camera under water.. But it will save some people a lot of trouble when they drop their phones into the bath or toilet! Some people need all the help they can get.. sigh...
    Eeek! Now I will definitely never buy a used phone like that.. you never know if they are selling it after fishing it out of their toilet...