Samsung set to unveil Galaxy Xcover successor at MWC 2013

18 January, 2013

Samsung could showcase the successor to its rugged S5690 Galaxy Xcover smartphone at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next month.

Going by the code name Skomer the S7110 Galaxy Xcover 2 is rumored to pack a bigger 4" screen of WVGA (480 x 800 pixels) resolution, whereas the old one was rocking a 3.65" HVGA (320 x 480) unit. The camera has been bumped from 3.2 MP to 5 MP and there's also a 0.3 MP front-facer now. Internal storage is 4 GB but you can expand it via MicroSD card slot.

The battery should have a 1700 mAh capacity, which is slightly more than the 1500 mAh of its predecessor. The Galaxy Xcover 2 will ship with Android Jelly Bean (either 4.1 or 4.2) covered by Samsung's latest TouchWiz with Nature UX.

The usual array of connectivity options are there too - HSPA+ up to 21.1 Mbps, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, etc. No word on LTE still.

Finally the device will come in two color schemes - Titan Gray and Black/Red.

Keep in mind that these specs are subject to change before the device comes out of rumorland and goes official.

We'll be there to cover the Mobile World Congress as it unfolds so stay tuned.