New ruggedised smartphone is built to withstand the elements

Galaxy Xcover 2 smartphone unveiled by Samsung

Samsung has unveiled a new Android smartphone, designed for active explorers.

The Xcover 2, the latest phone in Samsung’s Galaxy range, is water resistant, dust and sand proof, and comes with a strap holder giving it the ability to fix onto your arm, bike or anything you can think of.

The new phone can hold a charge for up to 570 hours due to its 1.700mAh battery and its water resistant case means users can take photographs underwater with the Xcover 2’s 5MP camera.

The handset sports a 4-inch WVGA display and a Bluetooth connection that can detect other devices up to 50 meters away. It also has 4GB of internal memory and a microSD card for up to 32GB of extra space.

Running on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, the smartphone features some of Samsung’s trademark apps, including S-Cloud and S-Voice. The Xcover 2 also features a new app called the Cardio Trainer Pro – a workout app to help users achieve fitness goals by creating tailored training programs.

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