Samsung announces the rugged Galaxy XCover 4

Amid anticipation of the reveal of the hotly anticipated Galaxy S8, Samsung has announced another Android smartphone: the Galaxy XCover 4.

As the successor to the rugged Galaxy XCover 3, Samsung claims the Galaxy XCover 4 has a "hard shell" and a "smart core". The handset features a 4.99 inch TFT HD screen, and is powered by a 1.4GHz quad-core processor. The Galaxy XCover 4 has double the storage space of its predecessor, with 16GB of internal storage which can be expanded with a micro-SD card. The device will ship with Android 7.0 Nougat.

In terms of toughness, the Galaxy XCover 4 has the IP68 rating, meaning that it is water resistant to a maximum depth of 1.5 metres for up to 30 minutes. This rating also means that the XCover 4 is protected against dust, dirt and sand. In addition to this rating, the XCover 4 is also certified by the US Military standard MIL-STD 810G. This means that the device is capable of withstanding harsh conditions such as extreme weather, mechanical shocks and vibrations, and intense solar radiation. Full specifications can be viewed below.

Operating System

Android 7.0

Connectivity

LTE Cat. 4 (150/50 Mbps) Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 + 5GHz), Wi-Fi Direct Bluetooth 4.2, USB 2.0 NFC

Display

4.99 inches (12.67cm) TFT 720 X 1,280 (294 ppi)

Processor

1.4GHz quad-core processor

Memory

2GB RAM (LPDDR3)

Dimensions

146.2 x 73.3 x 9.7mm

Weight

172g

Battery

2,800mAh

Camera

Rear-facing: 13MP (F1.9, flash, HDR)

Front-facing: 5MP (F2.2, front-facing flash)

Video

FHD (1,920 x 1,080) @ 30 fps; MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM

Audio

MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA

Further Specifications

IP68 dust and water resistance, MIL-STD 810G certification.

Storage Capacity

16GB internal storage (10.1GB useable storage); Expandable to up to 256GB with a micro-SD card.

The Galaxy XCover 4 goes on sale in Europe this April, and will cost €259 ($272.62). Samsung has yet to announce release information for the rest of the world.

Source: Samsung via Android Authority

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