Samsung has officially announced the Galaxy Xcover 3 smartphone. This rugged smartphone in the Xcover lineup from Samsung, is in accordance to the MIL-STD 810G standard where the device is said to withstand falls of up to 1.2 meters. Along with that, it comes with the IP67 rating, i.e. dustproof and waterproof for up to 30 minutes in water for a depth of up to one meter.
The Xcover 3 comes with a 4.5-inch WVGA display, quad-core 1.2 GHz processor and 1.5 GB RAM. The difference comes with the design, from the standard Samsung smartphones, as the Xcover 3 has all three physical front navigation buttons – Home, app switcher and back. To add to it, there is a Xcover key in the device that helps turning on the flashlight, or double tapping it opens the camera app.
For the other specs, the device has an 8GB internal storage with MicroSD card slot for storage expansion, 2200 mAh battery and LTE (Band 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20) support apart from the other standard connectivity options. There is a 5-megapixel rear camera with the support for underwater shooting, and on the front, is a 2-megapixel selfie camera. The other features include altimeter, compass, GPS, NFC and KNOX.
Running the Android 4.4 KitKat OS, the Xcover 3 is said to be getting the Android 5.0 Lollipop in future. It is 9.95mm in thickness, and it weighs 154gm. To get into the details about MIL-STD 810G certification, it is for the salt, dust, humidity, rain, vibration, solar radiation, transport and thermal shock resistance.
The device will be showcased at the CeBIT event happening next week.