Samsung announces Galaxy Xcover 3

Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3

Samsung has expanded its rugged Xcover line with the latest addition – the Galaxy Xcover 3. The phone adheres to MIL-STD 810G specification that allows the phone to withstand a fall of up to 1.2 meters and is rated with IP67, making it dustproof and waterproof for up to 30 minutes in a meter of water.

Samsung retains physical keys like Home, Multitasking and back buttons, enabling it to use in extreme temperatures and comes with a Xcover key to turn on the flashlight or double tap to open the camera.

The phone weighs 154g and is just 9.95mm thin and runs Android 4.4 that will be upgraded to Android 5.0 Lollipop.

As for the hardware, the phone supports LTE (Band 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20), a 4.5-inch WVGA display, 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 1.5GB RAM, 2200mAh battery, 8GB internal memory, microSD card slot, 5 megapixel main camera with underwater shooting mode support, 2 megapixel front-facing camera, altimeter, compass, GPS, NFC and KNOX.

Samsung will showcase Galaxy Xcover 3 at CeBIT and will release in April for a price of around 275 euros.

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