Splash in water, tough with the wind, raked not to break – Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3


Samsung has announced the Galaxy Xcover 3 rugged smartphone in the Xcover series. It is water resistant to a depth of one meter for up to 30 minutes with IP67 certification and dust proof.

Unlike the Xcover 2, the Xcover 3 is also MIL-STD 810G-certified, capable of withstanding very high or very low temperatures, and survive drops with ease to withstand a fall of up to 1.2 meters.

The Sturdy Body

Tipping the scales at 154 grams, and measuring less than 10 mm thick, the Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3 is certainly robust.  It sports an overall retro vibe, with a trio of Galaxy S5 Active-like physical buttons, sharp edges and reinforced chassis.

It also runs Android 4.4 KitKat out the box, with a 5.0 Lollipop update on the way, and offers 8 GB internal storage space, as well as microSD support. It also comes with a dedicated  Xcover Key to enable LED flash or launch camera and hardware buttons for home, menu and back. It also has Knox 2.2 offering better security in corporate sector.


The handset is expected to be showcased at the CeBIT trade show scheduled between March 16 and 20 in Germany. According to Sammy Hub the Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3 will be launched at a price of EUR 275 and will be available to buy starting April.

Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3 Specifications

  • 5-inch (480 × 800 pixels) PLS TFT display
  • 2 GHz quad-core processor
  • 5GB RAM, 8GB internal memory, expandable up to 64GB with microSD
  • Android 4.4 (KitKat) OS, upgradable to Android 5.0 (Lollipop)
  • Dust and Waterproof – IP67 Certified, US Military Standard MIL-STD 810G
  • 95mm thick and weighs 154 grams
  • 5MP camera with LED Flash
  • 2MP secondary camera
  • 4G LTE / 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS/GLONASS, NFC
  • 2,200mAh battery
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