Samsung has officially announced its new Galaxy Xcover 2 S7710 last week, but without providing details on its launch. Well, today the company has shed some light on the matter, saying the new handset would be available for purchase in the UK “by March.”
Unfortunately, there is still now word on how much the device is going to cost. The only UK retailer that’s listing the Xcover 2 at the moment is Expansys, which has no pricing info to share.
As already reported, the Xcover 2 S7710 follows in the footsteps of the Galaxy Xcover S5690 from 2011, being a rugged and IP67 certified smartphone. As far as I know, the new Xcover 2 is the world’s first rugged handset to run Android Jelly Bean (version 4.1).
The S7710 obviously brings numerous improvements over the first Galaxy Xcover, featuring: a 4 inch WVGA display, HSPA (up to 14.4 Mbps), Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, A-GPS with Glonass, Music Player with SoundAlive, Bluetooth 4.0, 5MP rear camera with 720p video recording and LED flash, VGA front-facing camera, dual-core 1GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, 4GB of internal memory, and MicroSD card support (up to 32GB).
Weighing 148.5 grams and measuring 130.5 x 67.7 x 12 mm, the Xcover 2 includes a 1,700 mAh battery that’s capable of providing a stand-by time of up to 570 hours.
Via Android Central
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