Samsung launches a new smartphone, called the Galaxy Xcover 3

Samsung launches a new smartphone, called the Galaxy Xcover 3

Samsung quietly launched a new dust and water resistant smartphone, the Galaxy Xcover 3 and is expected to be showcased at the CeBIT trade show scheduled between March 16 and 20 in Germany.

According to a report, the smartphone will be priced at EUR 275 (approximately Rs. 18,000) and will be available to buy starting April.

As mentioned, the Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3 is dust and water, also shock-resistant and also capable of surviving in adverse temperature, humidity, rain and altitude conditions.

The handset comes with IP67 certification and can survive being dipped in up to 1 meter water for up to 30 minutes with covers slightly closed.

Instead of having touch capacitive buttons, the Galaxy Xcover 3 comes with three physical buttons for home, multi-tasking, and back, while also features an “Xcover key” that turns on the flashlight and a double tap opens the camera app.

The handset comes with a 4.5-inch WVGA (480×800 pixels resolution) display and is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core processor (unspecified chipset) coupled with 1.5GB of RAM.

There is 8GB of inbuilt storage that is further expandable via microSD card and 5-megapixel rear camera with support for underwater shooting mode along with a 2-megapixel front camera.

The Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3 runs Android 4.4 KitKat; though it is upgradeable to Android 5.0 Lollipop and packs a 2200mAh battery. Connectivity options on the smartphone include LTE, GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, NFC, and Micro-USB connectivity.