Samsung launches Galaxy Xcover 4 rugged smartphone for extreme outdoor conditions

Samsung has officially unveiled it’s new outdoor smartphone from the Xcover family – Galaxy Xcover 4. Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4 is the latest rugged smartphone and is the successor of Galaxy Xcover 3. Samsung describes it to have a smarter core inside a hard shell. It is designed for harsh environment conditions. 

The Galaxy Xcover 4 is protected against the water (a depth of 1.5m for up to 30 minutes) and dust according to IP68 rating. It is certified according to the US military standard MIL-STD 810G for extreme temperatures (low or high Temperatures), mechanical shocks (withstand a fall of up to 1.2 meters) and vibrations, intense sunshine or salt water mist. Adding to all these protections, with the Galaxy Xcover 4 you can also take calls, write messages or use apps on the display with gloves.

Coming to the other specifications, Galaxy Xcover 4 features a 4.99-inch TFT 720×1280 pixel resolution display. It is powered by a 1.4GHz quad-core processor coupled with 2GB of RAM. It comes with 16GB of internal memory with support for microSD card up to 256GB. On the Camera specifications, Galaxy Xcover 4 packs a 13MP main shooter and a 5MP selfie one. The phone runs on Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box and is powered by a 2,800 mAh battery. Featuring all these protection guards, it is weighing just 172 grams, which is not that much with all it’s protective hard shell.

Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4 specifications
  • Display: 4.99-inch (1280 × 720 pixels) HD display
  • Processor: 1.4 GHz quad-core Exynos 7570 14nm processor with Mali-T720 GPU
  • Memory: 2GB LPDDR3 RAM, 16GB internal memory, expandable memory with microSD up to 256GB
  • Operating System: Android 7.0 Nougat
  • Durability and Protections: Dust and Waterproof – IP68 Certified, US Military Standard MIL-STD 810G
  • Rear Camera: 13MP camera with LED Flash, f/1.9 aperture
  • Front Camera: 5MP camera
  • Dimensions: 146.2 x 73.3 x 9.7 mm
  • Weight: 172g
  • Connectivity: 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS/GLONASS, NFC, USB 2.0
  • Battery: 2,800mAh battery
  • Color: Black

Price and Availability

The Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4 is priced at 259 Euros (approx. US$ 270 / Rs. 18,200) and will be available from April in European markets.


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