xcover3It looks like the folks over at Samsung has decided that their rugged Xcover range should see an extension in the family, where the latest addition would be known as the Galaxy Xcover 3. The Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3 is no pushover, and it ought to have what it takes in order to handle whatever rough and tough adventures that you go through. Of course, I am not referring to an adventure to the frozen interiors of Siberia or the ilk, but rather, the normal camping by the creek scene and perhaps a day trek through the jungle. The Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3 will adhere to MIL-STD 810G specifications, which will enable it to withstand a fall of up to 1.2 meters, and has been rated with IP67, which would mean it is dustproof and waterproof for up to 30 minutes as long as it does not dip below a meter of water.


The physical keys such as Home, Multitasking and Back buttons, which would allow you to use it even in extreme temperatures, and it will be accompanied by a Xcover key in order to turn on the flashlight, or when you double tap it, it will launch the camera.

While it arrives with Android 4.4 KitKat, it will be on the receiving end of an Android 5.0 Lollipop update in due time, with the entire handset tipping the scales at 154 grams, while measuring a mere 0.95mm. LTE (Band 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20) will be supported, accompanied by a 4.5” WVGA display, a quad-core 1.2GHz processor, 1.5GB RAM, 2200mAh battery, 8GB of internal memory, a microSD memory card slot, a 5 megapixel main camera with underwater shooting mode support, a 2 megapixel front-facing camera, altimeter, compass, GPS, NFC and KNOX. Expect it to be showcased at CeBIT this year, with an April release date with a price point in the region of 275 Euros.

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