Samsung has officially announced its new budget smartphone, the Galaxy XCover 3. The phone is listed on the firm website and will go on sale from April at $285 USD.
Galaxy XCover 3 is an upgraded version of Galaxy XCover 2 that was launched in 2013, its picture and specifications leaked earlier this month.
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According to specs listed(translated), the smartphone features a 4.5-inch PLS TFT display with a resolution of 480×800 pixels and runs Android 4.4 KitKat out-of-the-box which is upgradeable to Android 5.0 Lollipop. It is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core processor (unspecified) coupled with 1.5GB of RAM.
The Samsung Galaxy XCover 3 is waterproof and can survive up to 30 minutes in one meter deep of water and dustproof with IP67 certification. It is shockproof and can withstand a drop of 1.2 meters height which earns it MIL-STD 810G military grade standard. At the rear, the gadget is equipped with a 5-megapixel rear camera that is capable of recording full-HD (1080p) videos while it houses a 2-megapixel front camera.
There’s an 8GB built-in storage onboard that is expandable up to 64GB via MicroSD card. Connectivity options included with Galaxy XCover 3 are Bluetooth 4.0, Wifi, 3G, 4G LTE Cat.4, NFC, GPS/A-GPS, and GLONASS. It is backed by a 2200mAh battery.
Samsung Galaxy XCover 3 Key Specifications
- 4.5-inch WVGA display
- 1.2GHz quad-core processor
- 1.5GB RAM
- 8GB built-in storage
- 5-megapixel rear camera
- 2-megapixel front camera
- Android 4.4 KitKat
- 2200mAh battery