Samsung announces new Galaxy XCover 4s rugged smartphone in Italy

Samsung announced today its new rugged smartphone under the Galaxy XCover lineup, the XCover 4s. The device is, of course, designed to work in environments where your regular Galaxy S or Galaxy A handsets might not withstand harsh conditions.

The XCover 4s is built in accordance with the U.S. military's MIL-STD 810G standards for ruggedness and it features an IP68 certification for water and dust resistance. Its rugged build is thanks to its rubber coating all over, helping the handset to resist any impact from drops and bumps. In addition, it includes a dedicated XCover button which can be customized to launch a specific app or feature.

The key specs and features are pretty average, however. It is powered by an octa-core 1.6GHz processor coupled with 3GB of RAM and 32GB internal storage, which is double the capacity of the previous generation launched in 2017. The storage is expandable up to 512GB.

It sports a 5-inch display with HD resolution. The phone boasts a 16MP rear camera with support for quick start that lets you take photos immediately by pressing the Home button twice. On the front sits a 5MP camera. It packs a 2,800mAh battery and runs Android 9.0 Pie. The phone will be released in Italy in July.

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