Mobile World Congress 2013AD is now just one month away, but who needs to wait for Barcelona, man? Not Samsung.
The South Korean manufacturer has lifted the lid on something called the Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2, a rugged little dude with a penchant for getting wet.
As the name suggests, the Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2 is the successor to the – you guessed it – Samsung Galaxy Xcover, the world’s first Android phone with IP67 certification.
The Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2 essentially picks up the baton of ruggedness, happily jumping in water up to 1m deep, and chilling there for up to 30 minutes.
Other Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2 specs include a 4in display (up from 3.65in on the original) with a resolution of 800 x 480 (an increase from 320 x 480).
You can also expect a mysterious 1GHz dual-core processor, 5MP rear camera, VGA front shooter, and Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean).
Fancy Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2 features include Smart Stay (knows if you’re still looking at the display and automatically dims if not), Best Shot (choose the best faces from a range of pics), the self-explanatory S Voice, back-up with S-Cloud, and the ability to mute the phone by turning it over.
And that’s the Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2. Availability and price are unknown at this stage, but we expect more on this in the coming weeks. Also, expect some sort of hands-on from MWC. Probably.