Samsung has officially announced the Xcover 2. The rugged smartphone is for "active explorers who are enjoying outdoor lifestyles and seeking a durable mobile device with essential smartphone capabilities". The Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone is dust, sand and water resistant (to a depth of one meter for up to 30 minutes), and features a direct camera key for easy underwater photography.
The Xcover 2 ships with pre-downloaded Google map data, an enhanced GPS with GLONASS satellite technology, an LED Flash which can be used like a flashlight and a battery capacity of 570 hours (1,700mAh). The smartphone is powered by a 1GHz dual-core processor, and sports a 4-inch WVGA display, a 5MP camera and a VGA front-facing camera.