Samsung has unveiled a Smartphone ideal for sportspeople and adventure lovers. Designed for tough and rugged conditions, Galaxy XCover 2 is an IP67–certified Android Smartphone and comes with some impressive features that active explorers might find useful. Some of the highlights are:
1. Better Specifications: Xcover 2 comes with enhanced features and its specifications are a significant improvement over its predecessor. It comes with a 1GHz dual core powerful processor that ensures faster processing speeds and webpage downloading, multitasking and smoother UI transitions. It packs a 4 GB built-in memory and has a MicroSD card that can expand the memory capacity to 32 GB. The Xcover 2 has a 4-inch WVGA screen and renders wide and clear viewing experience. One can record high resolution pictures with a 5-megapixel camera. It is also fitted with a VGA front camera. Xcover 2 comes with Bluetooth v4.0 that ensures better connectivity, less power consumption and detection of devices 50 meters away.
2. Navigation: Outdoor adventure lovers will find this phone very helpful for the navigation functionalities it possesses. The device is equipped with a pre-downloaded Google map data and an enhanced GPS. These features combined with GLONASS makes it easy to track location and the time required to detect satellite signal is reduced by about 20 percent. Also helping the cause of the outdoor explorers is an LED flash and a battery capacity of 570 hours (1700 mAh battery).
3. Smarter UI: Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2 comes with the Android TM 4.1 Jelly Bean enabling smoother transitions and a notification panel that is more user-friendly. The user interface is further enhanced by the inclusion of the Intuitive Motion UI that understands hand movements. Other features include S-cloud to sync, backup and restore data, S Voice to let users control the phone using voice, Best Shot to recommend the best shot from a series of photos and Smart Stay to dim the screen appropriately. Users will also be able to enjoy the benefits of Samsung Hub such as Readers Hub, Games Hub and Music Hub.
4. Cardio Trainer Application: Xcover 2 is loaded not only with features that aid users with their outdoor activities but also with a Cardio Trainer Pro application that will help users achieve the fitness levels required for such strenuous activities. It helps create a training program and keeps track of the progress by recording the speed.
5. Protection: Samsung Xcover 2 is built to endure the toughest of the rugged conditions that adventure lovers are likely to find themselves in. It is dust and sand proof and water resistant up to a depth of 1 meter for 30 minutes. The strap holder ensures that the device is held tight and the battery lock feature gives additional protection. Users can also take underwater pictures with the direct camera key.
Samsung Xcover 2 is an attractive option for all the outdoor enthusiasts who are looking for a durable and robust mobile device with Smartphone capabilities.
>> Official Samsung Galaxy XCover site.