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Samsung gets tough with mobile phones

South Korean electronics multinational conglomerate Samsung has launched the Galaxy Xcover, their first ever waterproof and dust proof handset.

Samsung now joins the veritable ranks of phone manufacturers who have tough phones in their range, with Motorola and their Defy, along with Sony Ericsson and the Xperia active.

Just as with its new competitors, the Samsung Galaxy Xcover arrives with a full touch screen, in a water and dust tight case with an IP rating of 67.

Samsung’s Galaxy Xcover can survive being immersed within 1 metre of water for up to 30 minutes, whilst being protected against life’s little knocks and scrapes with an anti-scratch screen that’s made from tempered glass – five times tougher than regular glass.

The Galaxy Xcover ships with a 3.65-inch HVGA TFT LCD display, powered by an 800MHz processor, with a 3 megapixel camera and a 2GB microSD card, running from the Android ‘Gingerbread’ 2.3 OS.

The phone also has a built-in Stereo FM Radio with RDS and a torch, Quad band capabilities, WIFI and A-GPS, whilst containing the Samsung TouchWiz overlay to the platform with access to social networking sites.

No prices have been announced as yet by Samsung to the Galaxy Xcover, only that it will be available in the UK later on this year.

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