after more than a year, Samsung ruggedized smartphone is getting a follow up by the way of the Samsung GALAXY Xcover 2 ruggedized android phone. first announced in late January, the Xcover 2 recently made its appearance that the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. unlike its predecessor which appears to be more like a ‘regular’ handset, the Xcover 2 now have a more rugged look to match its rugged qualities. it is IP67 certified which means it is sealed against dust and is water resistant up to one meter of depth for up to half and hour. though one meter is not exactly the deepest deep, the Xcover 2 still have a couple of features that Sammy has touted for under water usage such as a direct camera key for quick snap in the water and a strap holder to prevent the phone from slipping of into the abyss while you are at it. the hard specs are not something that one would say ‘drool worthy’ by any standards, but should be ‘ample’ for average user.
powered by a 1GHz dual-core processor and running off Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, it has 1GB RAM and a meagre 4GB of built-in storage, which is ceremoniously expandable via a microSD cards slot that supports up to 32GB. other features include a 4″ WVGA touch display, a 5MP autofocus main camera with LED flash, a VGA front-facing item, plus the usual radios and sensors, including A-GPS, GLONASS, Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity, WiFI Direct, accelerometer, digital compass, as well as proximity sensor. backing up the phone operation is a 1,700 mAh lithium-ion battery and a secure battery cover lock to keep the elements out. naturally, it will also come with Samsung blend of UI, along with the usual Samsung proprietary apps, access to Samsung Hub and Google Play store, and of course, the mandatory suit of apps, courtesy of the Mountain View folks. availability and pricing information are still not readily available at this point, but there are a few more images to satisfy your curiosity, which you can find in the gallery below.