Rugged Samsung Galaxy Xcover S5690 arriving in the UK in December
Officially announced back in August as Samsung’s first rugged Android smartphone, the Galaxy Xcover will be released in the UK sometime next month.
According to Handtec, which calls the handset the “Galaxy Extreme”, and lets customers pre-order it, the new Xcover costs £224.39 (about €260 or $351) unlocked.
The smartphone is IP67 certified, thus it’s dirt and dust protected, and can be submerged in water up to 1m.
Just like Motorola’s Defy+ (another new rugged smartphone – already available in the UK), the Samsung Galaxy Xcover runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Its other features include: a 3.65 inch HVGA Gorilla Glass display, HSDPA, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth 3.0, 3.2MP autofocus camera with LED flash, 800MHz processor, and MicroSD card support.