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Ruggedized Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2 (S7710) has been Unveiled Officially – Specs, Features & Price

After the Tweet leak regarding the Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2 S7710 Smartphone’s release sometime this month that was made last week, the much awaited moment finally come. Samsung now officially unveiled its latest Smartphone with its rugged feature that is dust proof and water proof. The cover is IP67 certified with an added protection on its battery cover lock feature against dropping. Its water proof feature can keep water out up to 1 meter for 30 minutes. There is no stopping Samsung in unleashing new generations of Smartphone devices to the delight of mobile users. The Galaxy Xcover 2 is believed to be the successor of the Galaxy Xcover (S5690) that was released previously in 2011.

The Galaxy Xcover runs in Android Gingerbread that now comes with the 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update but its latest generation, the Galaxy Xcover 2 runs on Android 4.1 or 4.2 Jelly Bean. The Smartphone device will have a 4 inch WVGA display, with VGA front facing camera and 5 MP rear camera. Its camera is supported with geo tagging features. It has a 4 GB internal memory which is expandable micro SD card support. It has HSPA+ feature, Wi Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n connectivity, GPS with Glonass and Bluetooth 4.0 capability. The handset is supported by a 1,700 mAh battery and comes with the dimension of 130.5 x 67.7 x 11.9 mm and it weighs about 148 grams.

Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2

You can listen to the music through headphone or ear phones on its 3.5 mm headset jack with a DNSe sound enhancement. It comes with a Music Player with SoundAlive, Cardio Trainer Pro Workout application that will be great for the fitness buff. It is powered by 1 GB of RAM and a dual core 1 GHz processor. Its 1,700 mAh battery offers 570 long hours of standby time. There is no official report yet as to its price but some predict it not to be too pricey while others guess that it will cost about $350. It may get as high as $400 but all these are merely speculations as Samsung is yet to announced its official pricing in the market.

Enjoy other features of the Galaxy Xcover 2 Smartphone with its capacitive touchscreen display in 16 megapixel colors. It is multi-touch and comes with a touch resistant glass in TouchWiz UI. It supports MP3 and WAV ringtone alerts with vibration. You can enjoy mobile browsing in HTML5 with JAVA MIDP emulator. The  Xcover 2 is available in two color variants namely Titan Gray and Black with Red accents. It has an organizer to manage your schedule using the mobile device, document editor, video and image editor, SNS integration, Google Search Map, Gmail, YouTube, Google Talk, Picasa, intuitive voice memo, voice dial and voice command.

Samsung aims to market the Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2 S7710 as a mid-range Smartphone but it does not come with merely modest features. Its dust proof and water proof features comes with a high rating so it should be reasonable not to expect this mobile device to be cheap. For now, mobile users have to settle in speculating its price but soon enough Samsung will finally give an official announcement on its price in the market. This is expected to be very soon since Samsung is yet to unveil another Smartphone in I9152 according to Sam Mobile.


Mike is a software engineer with a love for tinkering with smart phone devices. He spends a lot of time moving pictures to his SD card, because the Android keeps running out of memory. In his spare time, he travels to different parts of the world and takes one of his Android devices with him.

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