Samsung unveils the Galaxy Xcover 2, the ideal smartphone for active explorers who are enjoying outdoor lifestyles and seeking a durable mobile device with essential smartphone capabilities.
The Xcover 2 is optimised to endure against the most rugged outdoor conditions, whether you’re at work or play. Protected against the elements, it is dust and sand proof, and even water resistant (up to 1m for a maximum of 30 minutes) (IP67 certified). You can now take photos underwater with the direct camera key, hold on tight to your device with the strap holder and not worry about dropping your phone as the battery cover lock gives added protection.
Pre-downloaded Google map data, an enhanced GPS+ GLONASS – which shortens the satellite signal detection by up to 20% – tracks your location more accurately, the LED camera flash which can be used like a torch and a huge battery capacity of 570 hours makes the Galaxy Xcover 2 the best possible smartphone partner for outdoor exploration. In addition, the Cardio Trainer Pro workout application will also help you achieve your fitness goals by creating a tailored training program, checking your progress and recording your track and speed.
For everyday use, users can expect the traditional powerful performance characteristics of a Samsung smartphone combined with a robust Galaxy Xcover 2 shell. The vivid WVGA display provides a clear and wide viewing experience, and front and rear cameras will let you record precious moments in high resolution. Bluetooth v 4.0 gives a better connection that consumes less power and detects devices up to 50 m away.
All of these impressive features are powered by an impressive 1 GHz dual core processor, ensuring a fast operating speed for seamless multitasking, faster webpage loading and softer UI transitions. The inclusion of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean enables faster and smoother screen transitions and provides an enhanced user interface featuring a new, easier-to-use notification panel.
As a premium Samsung Android phone, the device is packed with a series of innovative features and services to boost performance and the overall user experience. The intuitive Motion UI understands your movements to shake and update or turn over to mute; data can be synced, backed up and restored with S-Cloud; S Voice lets users control the phone using their voice, allowing you to see the weekly weather forecast, the contact number you’re trying to find or even take a picture as you speak; Best Shot recommends the best shot from a series of photos; Smart Stay recognises whether the user is looking at the screen to dim the screen accordingly. Users can also enjoy all the benefits of Samsung Hubs, including the latest versions of Readers Hub, Video Hub, Game Hub and Music Hub.