Samsung GALAXY Xcover 2 Waterproof Smartphone Announced

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Samsung GALAXY Xcover 2 Waterproof Smartphone Announced

Postby Apoptosis » Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:34 am

Samsung GALAXY Xcover 2

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SEOUL, Korea - January 25, 2013 - Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, today unveiled the Samsung Xcover 2, the ideal smartphone for active explorers who are enjoying outdoor lifestyles and seeking a durable mobile device with essential smartphone capabilities.

• The GALAXY Xcover 2 is optimized to endure against the most rugged outdoor conditions, whether you’re at work or
play. Protected against the elements, it is dust and sand proof. It’s even water resistant to a depth of one meter for up to
30 minutes (IP67 Certified). You can now take photos under water with the direct camera key, hold on tight to your
device with the strap holder and not worry about dropping your phone as the battery cover lock gives added protection.

• Pre-downloaded Google map data, an enhanced GPS + GLONASS which shortens the satellite signal detection by
up to 20% to tracks your location more accurately, LED Flash next to the camera which can be used like a torch and
a huge battery capacity of 570 hours(1,700mAh), making the GALAXY Xcover 2 is the best possible smartphone partner
for outdoor exploration.

• In addition, the Cardio Trainer Pro workout application will also help you achieve your fitness goals by creating a
tailored training program, checking your progress and recording your track and speed.

• For everyday, users can expect the powerful performance characteristic of a Samsung smartphone with the robust
GALAXY Xcover 2 shell. Its vivid 4.0” (100.8mm) WVGA display provides a clear and wide viewing experience,
a 5-megapixel camera and VGA front camera that will let you record precious moments in high resolution,
Bluetooth® v 4.0 gives a better connection that consumes less power and detects devices 50 meters away.
An impressive 1GHz dual core processor powers the core of the GALAXY Xcover 2, which ensures
a fast operating speed for seamless multitasking, faster webpage loading and softer UI transitions.

• Samsung GALAXY Xcover 2 runs Android™ 4.1 (Jelly Bean) enabling faster and smoother screen transitions and
providing an enhanced user interface featuring a new, easier-to-use notification panel. As a premium Samsung
Android™ phone, the device is packed with a series of innovative features and services to boost performance and
the overall user experience. The intuitive Motion UI understands your movements to shake and update or turn over
to mute; data can be synced, backed up and restored with S-Cloud; S Voice lets users control the phone using
their voice, allowing you to see the weekly weather forecast, the contact number you’re trying to find or even take
a picture as you speak; Best Shot recommends the best shot from a series of photos; Smart Stay recognizes
whether the user is looking at the screen to dim the screen accordingly. Users can also enjoy all the benefits of
Samsung Hubs, including the latest versions of Readers Hub, Video Hub, Game Hub and Music Hub.


Note to Editors:
Samsung GALAXY Xcover 2 Product Specifications


Network


HSPA 14.4/5.76 900/2100

EDGE/GPRS 850/900/1800/1900

Processor


1 GHz dual-core processor

Display


100.8mm(4.0”) WVGA(480 x 800) TFT

OS



Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)

Camera


Main(Rear): 5-megapixel auto focus camera with LED flash

Sub(Front): VGA camera

Direct camera key

Video


H.264, MPEG‐4, H.263, VC‐1, Divx/Xvid, Sorenson Spark, WMV7, WMV8

Recording/ Playback : 720p

Audio


MP3, OGG, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR‐NB, WMA, FLAC, WAV, MID, IMY, AC3

Music Player with SoundAlive

3.5mm Ear Jack

Content Features

&

Services


Samsung Apps

Samsung Kies /Samsung Kies Air

Samsung TouchWiz

Samsung Hub

- Game Hub

- Readers Hub* / Music Hub* / Video Hub*

Samsung ChatOn mobile communication service

Samsung AllShare Play

Motion UI, Smart Stay, Best Shot, S Voice, S Cloud, Cardio Trainer Pro*

Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, Google Latitude

Google Play Store, Google Play Books, Google Play Movies

Google Plus, YouTube, Google Talk,

Google Places, Google Navigation, Google Downloads

Ruggedized

Features



IP67 Certified

Battery cover lock, Strap holder

GPS


A-GPS

Glonass

Connectivity


Bluetooth® v 4.0

USB 2.0

WiFi 802.11 b/g/n

Wi-Fi Direct

Sensor


Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Proximity

Memory


4GB User memory + 1GB (RAM)

microSD (up to 32GB)

Dimension


130.5 x 67.7 x 12 mm, 148.5 g

Battery


Standard battery, Li-ion 1,700mAh

* The availability of each Samsung Hub, Google service, and Cardio Trainer Pro may differ by country.
* All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.
* Android, Google, Android Beam, Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, Google Latitude, Google Play Store, Google Play Books, Google Play Movies, Google Plus, YouTube, Google Talk, Google Places, Google Navigation, and Google Downloads are trademarks of Google Inc.


About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in consumer electronics and the core components that go into them. Through relentless innovation and discovery, we are transforming the worlds of televisions, smartphones, personal computers, printers, cameras, home appliances, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. We employ 227,000 people across 75 countries with annual sales exceeding US$143 billion. Our goal is opening new possibilities for people everywhere. To discover more, please visit http://www.samsung.com.
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