Need a phone that can help you in your wildest urban adventures, No problem, Samsung has just lifted the veil on a new phone designed for backpackers, true . Samsung has finally launched the new members Xcover own product line, it is the Xcover 3. Compared to 2013 published predecessor, the new model comes with a larger screen, a powerful processor, more memory, a larger battery, LTE and updated Android operating system. It is primarily designed for use in harsh environments.
Like the Galaxy S5 Active the housing of the Galaxy Xcover is protected by the 3 certifications IP67 and MIL-STD 810G against dust and water. So is the smartphone of one meter and falls from approximately 1.20 meters in height unscathed at a maximum depth of water for 30 minutes. Meaning that it should be capable of withstanding very high or very low temperatures, and survive drops with ease.
Despite increased chassis smartphone measures just 13.3 x 7 x 1 inches and weighs 154 grams. Below the display sits three physical buttons. There is also a configurable hardware key, the key Xcover, quick launcher for apps like the flashlight.
The Galaxy Xcover 3 has designed with a 4.5-inch PLS TFT display, with 800 x 480 pixel resolution offers the same as the 4-inch screen of the previous model. A 1.2 GHz quad-core CPU, Internal memory 8 GB, and external storage supports up to 32GB, a 1.5 GB RAM.
A connection to the mobile Internet can produce 3 except via UMTS and LTE via the Galaxy Xcover. Supports here are Category 4 with download speeds of up to 150 Mbit / s on the bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, and 20. In the UMTS mode, the maximum data rate of 21 Mbit / s downstream and 5.76 Mbit / s upstream. And it also equipped with Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11b / g / n, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, GPS and a micro-USB 2.0 port. At an acceleration sensor and proximity sensor and an electronic compass are integrated. All with a battery of 2200 mAh.
The back camera of the Galaxy Xcover 3 designed with 5 megapixels, but can now record video in full HD quality. An LED flash and autofocus are, as usual, also on board. As a front camera now installed Samsung instead of a VGA webcam, a 2-megapixel model.
Frame work is delivered as an operating system, the Galaxy Xcover 3 with Android 4.4 KitKat. But an update to Android 5.0 Lollipop will follow shortly. Preinstalled is also Samsung’s security solution Knox 2.2, which is designed to prevent unauthorized access to sensitive corporate data. It also allows employees to use the phone with both private and professional purposes by separating personal and corporate data.
Samsung Galaxy Xcover wants the 3 starting together with other devices on the next week ‘s CeBIT show. Time to market in April, is expected to sell € 275 euros ($ 289).