Rugged Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3 goes official

11 March, 2015

Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3 went quietly official - it's the company's next mid-range rugged smartphone. The new Galaxy Xcover 3 packs a 4.5" WVGA display and runs on a quad-core 1.2GHz processor, of unknown architecture.

The rest of the specs include 1.5GB of RAM, 8GB expandable storage, a 5MP rear cam capable of snapping underwater pics, a 2MP front shooter and a 2,200 mAh battery. Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3 also relies on an altimeter, compass and GPS sensors and offers LTE connectivity.

The Galaxy Xcover 3 will launch running on Android 4.4 KitKat, but it will be brought to Lollipop later on.

Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3 has the same protection certifications as the Galaxy S5 Active. It is MIL-STD 810G certified for salt, dust, humidity, rain, vibration, solar radiation, transport and thermal shock resistance. The IP67 certifications means the Xcover 3 is dust-tight and can survive in 1m-deep fresh water for half an hour.

The rugged gadget offers physical control keys below its display and there is an additional Xcover key, which lights up the LED flash on a short press, or fires up the camera with a double click.

Samsung will reveal more details on the Galaxy Xcover 3 on CeBIT next week.



Reader comments

  • Mr.Khutso
  • 04 Dec 2015
  • fjS

I've been using the cover 3 for 3 years now and initially the ram got full quickly but now I know how to handle it. iys still the best phone for me or anyone who treats a phone like a phone and not like a baby. I do my email, edit my work stuff and...

  • luggy
  • 30 May 2015
  • iA0

my xcover 3 lasted 5 days and has not been seen since, 3 weeks later the phone is still not ready to be picked up, and that is in europe!

  • XcoverUser00x
  • 16 May 2015
  • niB

The Xcover2 was a failure for the most of its ordinary users, because the working RAM was always full and the battery life was sort of like low. I fixed it by installing a Vanir AOSP in to it and after that, mainly the problems were gone. 2-core ...

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