The Samsung Galaxy S3 was Samsung’s flagship phone of 2012 and while it might pack some pretty impressive hardware, what it lacks is ruggedness which could be a feature some users are looking for. Well if you’re in the market for a rugged smartphone, come MWC 2013 rumor has it that Samsung could be taking the wraps off the Galaxy X Cover 2, the successor to the X Cover which was a rugged Android smartphone. According to the folks at SamMobile, the Galaxy X Cover 2 will feature both dust and water protection, although we suggest you not go deep sea diving with it, but if you’re in an environment where chances of your phone might get splashed often, then perhaps this could be a device for you.

The Galaxy X Cover 2 is expected to feature a 4” TFT WVGA display, a 5MP rear-facing camera, a 0.3MP front-facing camera, 4GB of internal storage expandable via microSD, the usual connectivity options such as USB, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS and will come with either Android 4.1 or Android 4.2 Jelly Bean preinstalled. SamMobile expects that the Galaxy X Cover 2 will come in either Titan Gray or Black/Red options although no word on pricing or availability just yet. In any case we wouldn’t be surprised if Samsung had a slew of new devices to share at MWC 2013, and yes, we will be live on site so be sure to check back with us then for all the details!

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