Samsung announces the Galaxy Xcover 2
Jan 31, 2013 (M2 PRESSWIRE via COMTEX) --
Samsung Electronics today unveiled the Galaxy Xcover 2, the ideal smartphone for active explorers who enjoy outdoor lifestyles and want a durable mobile device with essential smartphone capabilities.
The Galaxy Xcover 2 is designed to endure the most rugged outdoor conditions, whether it's used for work or play. Protected against the elements, it is dust and sand proof and even water resistant to a depth of one metre for up to 30 minutes (IP67 Certified). Owners of the Galaxy Xcover 2 can now take photos under water with the direct camera key and ensure the device is kept safe with its strap holder. The handset's battery cover lock gives added protection so there's no need for customers to worry about dropping their phone.
The device comes pre-downloaded with Google Maps data, an enhanced GPS + GLONASS which shortens the satellite signal detection by up to 20% to track each customer's location more accurately. An LED Flash next to the camera can be used as a torch, and with a battery capacity of 570 hours (1,700mAh), the Galaxy Xcover 2 is the best possible smartphone for people wanting to explore the great outdoors.
In addition, the Cardio Trainer Pro workout application can be used to help achieve individual's fitness goals by creating a tailored training program, checking their progress and recording their track and speed.
Customers can expect the powerful performance characteristic of a Samsung smartphone with the Galaxy Xcover 2 shell. Its vivid 4.0" (100.8mm) WVGA display provides a clear and wide viewing experience and a 5-megapixel camera and VGA front camera allows precious moments to be recorded in high resolution. With Bluetooth® v 4.0, the Galaxy Xcover 2 gives a better connection that consumes less power and detects devices 50 metres 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 on Android(TM) 4.1 (Jelly Bean) enabling faster and smoother screen transitions and providing an enhanced user interface, featuring a new, easy-to-use notification panel. As a premium Samsung Android(TM) phone, the device is packed with innovative features and services to boost performance and the overall user experience.
The intuitive Motion UI understands peoples' movements and has the ability to overturn and mute incoming calls. Data can be synced, backed up and restored with S-Cloud; S Voice lets customers control the phone using their voice, allowing them to see the weekly weather forecast, the contact number they are trying to find or even take a picture as they speak. Best Shot recommends the best shot taken on the device from a series of photos; Smart Stay recognises whether the customer is looking at the screen to dim the screen accordingly. Customers can also enjoy all the benefits of Samsung Hubs, including the latest versions of Readers Hub, Video Hub, Game Hub and Music Hub.
The Galaxy Xcover 2 will be available to purchase in the UK by March.
For more information on the Galaxy Xcover 2, please visit www.samsungmobilepress.com.
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Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2 Product Specifications
HSPA 14.4/5.76 900/2100
1 GHz dual-core processor
100.8mm(4.0") WVGA(480 x 800) TFT
Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
Main(Rear): 5-megapixel auto focus camera with LED flash
Sub(Front): VGA camera
Direct camera key
H.264, MPEG-4, H.263, VC-1, Divx/Xvid, Sorenson Spark, WMV7, WMV8
Recording/ Playback : 720p
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 Kies /Samsung Kies Air
- 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
Battery cover lock, Strap holder
Bluetooth® v 4.0
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Proximity
4GB User memory + 1GB (RAM)
microSD (up to 32GB)
130.5 x 67.7 x 12 mm, 148.5 g
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 www.samsung.com.
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