Samsung officially announced its latest rugged smartphone Galaxy Xcover 4 yesterday. The new smartphone is the successor of the Galaxy Xcover3 which was released in April 2015. The Galaxy Xcover 4 comes with the same US Military Standard MIL-STD 810G rating found in the Galaxy Xcover 3 device that can withstand solar radiation, humidity, transport and thermal shock. The phone also comes with IP68 water and dust resistance which the company claims will enable the device to resist absorption for up to 30 minutes.
The latest iteration is listed on Samsung’s Newsroom (German) that reveals the specification details of the Galaxy Xcover 4. According to the listing, the phone feature with a 4.99-inch (720×1280 pixels) TFT display with a pixel density of 294ppi. The touchscreen of the device can be used even while wearing the gloves. It also comes with mechanical buttons that are located at the bottom of the display for navigation. The Galaxy Xcover 4 is powered by a 64-bit 1.4GHz quad-core Exynos 7570 processor coupled with 2GB of RAM. The smartphone packs 16GB internal storage which is expandable up to 256GB via microSD card. On the software front, the new rugged smartphone runs on the latest Android 7.0 Nougat and is backed by a 2800mAh battery. In terms of imaging, the Galaxy Xcover 4 sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with f/1.9 aperture and a 5-megapixel sensor on the front.
The Galaxy Xcover 4 smartphone will be released in Europe in April this year for a price of €259 (around Rs. 18,200), as per the listing. However, the company hasn’t shared any official word on the exact release date and global availability of the new rugged smartphone yet.