Samsung has quietly made the Galaxy Xcover 4 official
A few hours ago, the Galaxy Xcover 4 was spotted in an official FCC listing - traditionally indicative of an impending release. Still, Samsung might have just broken some kind of speed record, since the handset is already up on its German website.
The specs info in the press release does seem to mostly match what we already know from previous rumors. Design-wise, it bears quite a bit of resemblance to its Xcover 3 predecessor. The main frame is strengthened and covered in rubberized coating. The back has received a similar treatment and so have the three physical buttons on the front. This is all expected, since the Xcover 4 is intended to survive tough conditions and be usable in any scenario, regardless of mud, water, or any protective gear, possibly in the way.
This is guaranteed by the IP68 and MIL-STD 810G certifications. The former is now pretty standard in the smartphone realm and basically guarantees the phone will survive being submerged at up to 1.5 meters for up to an hour, as well as some dust protection. MIL-STD 810G, on the other hand, is a lot more serious. The US military standard is used to test various equipment at extreme temperature conditions, vibrations, exposure to solar radiation and many other similar tortures. However, the most important part of the certification for many prospective Xcover 4 buyers will likely be the guaranteed protection against humidity and salt water. Both beyond the scope of most IP standards.
As for hardware specs, the Xcover 4 features a 4.99-inch, 720p, LCD panel and runs on the company's own Exynos 7570 SoC, paired with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of expandable storage. The camera setup comprises of a 13MP main shooter and a 5MP selfie one. All this is powered by a 2,800 mAh battery, which brings the total weight of the unit to 172 grams.
The Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4 will be priced at EUR 259 in European markets, where it is expected to land in April.
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- 16 Mar 2017
this chinese rugged smartphones are confimed!half of xcover 4 price with same specs
- 02 Mar 2017
buy a extreme phone , but with this 2800mah. do you think we can live in extreme condition? i think not even enough for me use for 1/2 day. why not in 6000mah ?
- 02 Mar 2017