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Samsung launches waterproof Galaxy Xcover smartphone

Jonathan Morris
August 12, 2011

Samsung has added the tough Galaxy Xcover smartphone to its family, joining the Motorola DEFY and Sony Ericsson Xperia active as a phone you can get on and use without worrying about the elements.

Samsung’s Android-powered Xcover (GT-S5690) is an IP67 compliant device built to withstand water and dust damage, with a reinforced display to cope with bumps and scrapes.

According to Samsung, the screen itself is “made from tempered glass, which is four to five times tougher than regular glass”.

With the Motorola DEFY (and the updated DEFY+ coming soon), plus Sony Ericsson’s Xperia active, there’s quite a choice in the market for people who don’t want to worry about damaging their most important asset.

The Xcover will be available later in 2011.

Key Features

  • 121.5×65.9×11.95mm / 135g
  • 3.65-inch 320×480 pixel touchscreen display
  • Android 2.3 + Samsung TouchWiz
  • 800MHz processor
  • 3-megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash
  • 2G + 3G with HSPDA 7.2Mbps / HSUPA 5.76Mbps
  • IP67 compliant + Toughened display glass
  • 150MB internal storage + microSDHC
  • 1,500mAh battery

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