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Samsung GALAXY Xcover 2

January 25, 2013 , GALAXY Xcover 2


SEOUL, Korea - January 25, 2013 - Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, today unveiled the Samsung Xcover 2, the ideal smartphone for active explorers who are enjoying outdoor lifestyles and seeking a durable mobile device with essential smartphone capabilities.



• The GALAXY Xcover 2 is optimized 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. It’s even water resistant to a depth of one meter for up to30 minutes (IP67 Certified). You can now take photos under water with the direct camera key, hold on tight to yourdevice 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 byup to 20% to tracks your location more accurately, LED Flash next to the camera which can be used like a torch anda huge battery capacity of 570 hours(1,700mAh), making the GALAXY Xcover 2 is the best possible smartphone partnerfor outdoor exploration.


• In addition, the Cardio Trainer Pro workout application will also help you achieve your fitness goals by creating atailoredtraining program, checking your progress and recording your track and speed.


• For everyday, users can expect the powerful performance characteristic of a Samsung smartphone with the robustGALAXY Xcover 2 shell. Its vivid 4.0” (100.8mm) WVGA display provides a clear and wide viewing experience,a 5-megapixel camera and VGA front camera that will let you record precious moments in high resolution, Bluetooth® v 4.0 gives a better connection that consumes less power and detects devices 50 meters away. An impressive 1GHz dual core processor powers the core of the GALAXY Xcover 2, which ensures a fast operating speed for seamless multitasking, faster webpage loading and softer UI transitions.


• Samsung GALAXY Xcover 2 runs Android™ 4.1 (Jelly Bean) enabling fasterand smoother screen transitions andproviding an enhanced user interface featuring a new, easier-to-use notification panel. As a premiumSamsungAndroid™ phone, the device is packed with a series of innovative features and services to boost performance andthe overall user experience. The intuitive Motion UI understands your movements to shake and update or turn overto mute; data can be synced, backed up and restored with S-Cloud; S Voice lets users control the phone usingtheir voice, allowing you to see the weekly weather forecast, the contact number you’re trying to find or even takea picture as you speak; Best Shot recommends the best shot from a series of photos; Smart Stay recognizeswhether the user is looking at the screen to dim the screen accordingly. Users can also enjoy all the benefits ofSamsung Hubs, including the latest versions of Readers Hub, Video Hub, Game Hub and Music Hub.




Note to Editors:

Samsung GALAXY Xcover 2 Product Specifications


HSPA 14.4/5.76 900/2100
EDGE/GPRS 850/900/1800/1900


1 GHz dual-core processor


100.8mm(4.0”) WVGA(480 x 800) TFT


Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)


Main(Rear): 5-megapixel auto focus camera with LED flash
Sub(Front): VGA camera
Direct camera key


H.264, MPEG-4, H.263, VC-1, Divx/Xvid, Sorenson Spark, WMV7, WMV8
Recording/ Playback : 720p


Music Player with SoundAlive
3.5mm Ear Jack

Content Features & Services

Samsung Apps

Samsung Kies /Samsung Kies Air

Samsung TouchWiz

Samsung Hub
- Game Hub
- Readers Hub* / Music Hub* / Video Hub*

Samsung ChatOn mobile communication service

Samsung AllShare Play

Motion UI, Smart Stay, Best Shot, S Voice, S Cloud, Cardio Trainer Pro*

Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, Google Latitude
Google Play Store, Google Play Books, Google Play Movies
Google Plus, YouTube, Google Talk,
Google Places, Google Navigation, Google Downloads


IP67 Certified

Battery cover lock, Strap holder




Bluetooth® v 4.0
USB 2.0
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Wi-Fi Direct


Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Proximity


4GB User memory + 1GB (RAM)
microSD (up to 32GB)


130.5 x 67.7 x 12 mm, 148.5 g


Standard battery, Li-ion 1,700mAh

*The availability of each Samsung Hub, Google service, and Cardio Trainer Pro may differ by country.

*All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.

*Android, Google, Android Beam, Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, Google Latitude, Google Play Store, Google Play Books, Google Play Movies, Google Plus, YouTube, Google Talk, Google Places, Google Navigation, and Google Downloads are trademarks of Google Inc.



About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in consumer electronics and the core components that go into them. Through relentless innovation and discovery, we are transforming the worlds of televisions, smartphones, personal computers, printers, cameras, home appliances, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. We employ 227,000 people across 75 countries with annual sales exceeding US$143 billion. Our goal is opening new possibilities for people everywhere. To discover more, please visit www.samsung.com.



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