Samsung Announces Rugged Galaxy Xcover for Germany

Samsung has announced the first Android member of its rugged, all-conditions Xcover series today in the form of the Galaxy Xcover.  Yeah… a real unexpected name, right? Specifications include Android 2.3 Gingerbread, a 3.65-inch scratch-resistant display, 3.2-megapixel camera with LED flash and support for HSDPA at speeds of 7.2 Mbps. No, certainly not the biggest and best in Android but we bet its target demographic doesn’t care. Rather, they are more likely concerned with being able to withstand wind, dust, sand, and water. The Galaxy Xcover is listed as being able to withstand being submerged in 1m of water for up to 30 minutes. That should be plenty of hardware for plumbers and construction workers who need a little Fruit Ninja on their lunch break.

Other than an October launch in Germany, Samsung has not announced specific carriers or pricing.

Source: Press release (translate)

About author

Scott Webster
Scott Webster 6579 posts

Scott has been running AndroidGuys since 2007 and loves nothing more than reading up on the latest smartphone rumors. His other mobile efforts can be found on Android Update (CNET) where he covers Google's mobile platform.

You might also like

News and Rumors

Samsung to unveil “Gear Glass” at IFA

Samsung has dominated the Android smartphone market, dipped into the smartwatch market, and they aren’t stopping there.  Samsung plans to launch a direct competitor to Google Glass called Gear Glass

News and Rumors

Aio Wireless offering deals on ZTE smartphones

New customers activating a qualifying rate plan in-store or online can get a ZTE Prelude™ smartphone for free* (normally priced at $49.99) or the ZTE Overture™ 4G LTE smartphone, normally

News and Rumors

Mad Catz announces Android-powered M.O.J.O gaming console

Mad Catz announced at E3 this week that this holiday season will give way to a new Android-based gaming console. Called the M.O.J.O, it’s a gaming console that should find


No Comments Yet!

You can be first to comment this post!

Leave a Reply