Samsung Galaxy XCover 2 Dust- And Water-proof Smartphone To Be Showcased At MWC

By Sumit Passary email: | Jan 20, 2013 12:10 PM EST

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The Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2013 event is just over a month away and rumors regarding the launch of many Samsung devices have been surfacing. The latest rumors suggest that the next-generation of Samsung's mid-segment smartphone, the Galaxy XCover 2, will make its appearance at the event.

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Fans will be hoping for the launch of the Galaxy S4, but not everyone will be able to buy the top-end smartphone. Samsung, which caters to entry-, mid-, and top-segments is expected to launch the Galaxy XCover 2 at MWC 2013. The phone is targeted at those who don't want to spend a lot of money for the high-end devices like Galaxy S4 or Galaxy Note 3.

Per the leaks, the smartphone is codenamed Skomer and has the official name Galaxy XCover 2. The device will sport a 4-inch TFT 480 × 800 WVGA display and run on either Android 4.1 or 4.2 Jelly Bean.

The smartphone will be equipped with a 5-megapixel rear-facing and a 0.3-megapixel front-facing camera. A 1700mAh battery will fuel the smartphone. The device will have 4GB of internal storage with the option to expand to a further 32GB using a microSD card.

The smartphone is speculated to measure 5.13 x 2.66 x 0.46 inch and weigh 5.22 ounces. The smartphone will also have Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.

Details regarding the processor are not yet known, but compared to the previous iteration that included a single core, 800 MHz, Marvell MG2 processor; the Galaxy XCover 2 should have a better processor.

Currently, not many smartphones are dust- and water-resistant, but leaks suggest that the next-generation Galaxy XCover 2 will be both dust- and water-proof. Earlier this month, Sony introduced its dust- and water-proof smartphone Xperia Z at CES 2013.

Price and release date of Galaxy XCover 2 is not known, but Samsung is likely to release more details at the MWC in late February. 

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