Samsung's Rugged Galaxy Xcover 4 Smartphone Is Now Official

Earlier today, we reported that the Galaxy Xcover 4 surfaced on the FCC, and Samsung has just introduced that device, that was fast. In any case, the Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4 is exactly what we expected, as previous leaks shared quite a few details about this handset. The Galaxy Xcover 4’s listing surfaced on Samsung Germany’s website, and the company confirmed that the device will be released in April. As its predecessor, the Galaxy Xcover 4 is a rugged smartphone, which is especially designed for hard environments and conditions.

The Galaxy Xcover 4 comes with both IP68 certification for water and dust resistance, and the US military standard MIL-STD 810G. So, what does this imply? Well, IP68 certification means that you can submerge the Galaxy Xcover 4 under water up to 1 meter for 30 minutes, and that it is dust resistant, while the MIL-STD 810G is a much higher standard for ruggedness. This essentially means that you can use the Galaxy Xcover 4 in extremely high and low temperatures, while the phone can take in some solar radiation, salt, humidity, vibration, etc. There are three physical buttons below the display of this smartphone, overview (multitasking), home and back buttons, respectively.

The Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4 features a 4.99-inch 720p (1280 x 720) TFT display, along with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of expandable internal storage. The device is fueled by a 64-bit quad-core processor which runs at 1.4GHz, and even though Samsung didn’t confirm it, this is probably company’s very own Exynos 7570 SoC. A 13-megapixel shooter is placed on the back of this smartphone, and a 5-megapixel snapper can be found on its front side. A 2,800mAh battery is included on the inside of this phone, and it is not removable. Android 7.0 Nougat comes pre-installed on the Galaxy Xcover 4, and on top of it, you’re getting Samsung’s very own UI. This smartphone weighs 172 grams, so it’s quite hefty, though you’d expect that considering this is a rugged smartphone. Samsung also mentioned that the Galaxy Xcover 4 will be released in Europe in April, and that it will be priced at €259. We still don't have any info when it comes to the device's pricing or availability outside of Europe, stay tuned for more info.

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