Samsung Shows Off Android Phone That Works Underwater
Published on: 25th Jan 2013
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By: Ian Mansfield
Samsung has shown off a rugged version of its Galaxy smartphone the Xcover 2 which the company says is optimized to endure against the most rugged outdoor conditions.
The new smartphone is dust and sand proof and also water resistant to a depth of one meter for up to 30 minutes (IP67 Certified). Users can also take photos under water with the direct camera key.
To cope with rural use where phone signals may be weak to non-existant, the phone comes with pre-downloaded Google map data, an enhanced GPS + GLONASS which shortens the satellite signal detection by up to 20% to track location more accurately, LED Flash next to the camera which can be used like a torch and a huge battery capacity of 570 hours (1,700mAh).
Other features include a 5-megapixel camera and 1Ghz dual core processor. The OS is Android version 4.1 (Jelly Bean).
Pricing and release details are still to be confirmed.