According to Golem, Samsung will soon launch a new version of its Galaxy smartphone, and it will be called the Samsung Galaxy XCover. The phone will be certified by the IP67 standard, which indicates that the phone will be safe from dust, accidental drops and one meter deep water for up to 30 minutes. Besides that, it will run on the Gingerbread Android OS giving users a smartphone with enough ruggedness to withstand hostile environments.

Samsung's New Galaxy XCover

Samsung's New Galaxy XCover

The GT- S5690 Galaxy XCover will sport a 3.65-inch scratch-resistant capacitive touch screen reinforced with a Gorilla Glass display. It will also have a 3.2 MP camera with LED flash that can be used as a flashlight, along with Wi-Fi, GPS and HSDPA up to 7.2 Mbps. However, Samsung seems to have ditched the capacitive button scheme on this model with three physical buttons for settings, home and back. The Galaxy XCover will weigh 116 grams and may run on the Marvell MG2 processor, according to the site. 

The phone is slated to release this October in Germany. However, its pricing is yet unknown. Also, such phones need a better battery back up, but no details have been provided for the same. But, if Samsung does power it with a massive battery, then the Galaxy XCover might just be a force to reckon with. 

Publish date: August 11, 2011 11:41 am| Modified date: December 18, 2013 8:19 pm

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