Motorola Defy is currently the most popular rugged Android smartphone. The company will soon launch the successor of this handset, the Motorola Defy+. To compete with these smartphones, Samsung has recently launched a new Galaxy Xcover rugged smartphone. This handset runs on the latest Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System.
Last year, Samsung launched the Xcover range of rugged phones. But the handsets under the Xcover range were entry-level with basic features. The Samsung Xcover 271 is one of the popular rugged phone manufactured by the company. Now, Samsung went ahead and announced the new Galaxy Xcover rugged smartphone under the Galaxy brand. This handset comes with a 3.6 inch touchscreen display, Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS, 3G Connectivity, Touchwiz UI, 3.2 megapixel camera, 32 GB expandable memory, etc.
The Samsung Galaxy Xcover is an IP67 certified device. The rugged design protects this handset from water, dust or hard surfaces. This phone works even after being submerged in the water for up to 30 minutes.
The Galaxy Xcover will be available for purchase from October in Germany, followed by other European and Asian markets. The price of this handset will be announced soon. Until then, check out the another official pic of this device below.