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.
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...
Not everyone (is like you and) needs to be told what they should have in a phone by releasing just one model (or maybe soon, 2 models! breakthrough!)..
Would you like to tell us what car you drive so we can all go and drive the same car? /sarcasmNever mind, I can just find out what car Steve Jobs drove and I will know what is parked in your driveway..
Assuming you are old enough to drive..
they are 100% sure that the phone won't break after being 3ft underwater for 30 min. Which means it can easyly survie a few minutes 6ft underwater.
It's like with elevators. Official weight limit is 5+times lower than actual limit.
this would make a good phone for construction workers that works in mud, agricultor, land surveyor, ...
you know, all those that don't always work in office...