Samsung Launches Galaxy Xcover, Designed to Withstand the Most Active Social Life

August 10, 2011

Android 2.3 (“Gingerbread”) touchscreen smartphone matches social features with robust design

Seoul, Korea, August 10, 2011 – Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., a leading mobile phone provider, today announced the Samsung GALAXY Xcover (Model: GT-S5690), a touchscreen smartphone that combines intuitive social networking features with a stunning waterproof design.

“We’ve designed the Samsung GALAXY Xcover especially for our active consumers, those who live without limits,” said YH Lee, SVP of Global Marketing at Samsung Mobile Communications Business. “We have combined the best of our social features together with a strong, airtight chassis that makes this smartphone resistant to dust and water damage, to bring our customers a smartphone that can stand up to their active lifestyles.”

Engineered with materials designed to protect it from wear and tear, the Samsung GALAXY Xcover is the ideal smartphone for active users. Waterproof to a depth of one meter (max 30 minutes), the GALAXY Xcover protects against life’s little accidents while still sporting a beautifully slim and stylish body.

The Samsung GALAXY Xcover is powered by Android™ 2.3 (“Gingerbread”) the newest version of the world’s most popular mobile platform optimized for smartphones.

Socially connected

The Samsung GALAXY Xcover is equipped with Samsung’s Social Hub, allowing users to communicate with whoever they want, however they want, all from one place – their contact’s list. Communication history, Instant Messenger status and updates from social networking sites are all brought to a single destination. Users can access message types (push e-mail, text, voicemail and SNS) and respond directly without resorting to individual applications. GALAXY Xcover users have the ultimate inbox that allows immediate access to their friends and their world.

With Google™ mobile services providing practical and fun tools for everyday life, users can discover the latest apps and games with Android Market™, share their location with friends using Google Maps™ with Google Latitude, and watch the latest videos and content with YouTube™.

Ultra-connectivity is enabled by HSDPA 7.2/ HSUPA 5.76, Wi-Fi b/g/n and Bluetooth v3.0 HS, ensuring that users are constantly connected to the people that matter to them.

Designed to protect

The Samsung GALAXY Xcover has been cleverly manufactured to be IP67 compliant,
meaning that it is airtight to protect against dirt and water damage. Added resilience is enabled through a reinforced display. The GALAXY Xcover sports a strong anti-scratch screen made from tempered glass which is four to five times tougher than regular glass.

The GALAXY Xcover comes with a 3MP auto-focus camera with LED flash. For added convenience, the flash has been optimized and can be converted to operate as a powerful torch, providing added functionality in situations when you most need it.

Samsung GALAXY Xcover Product Specifications

Network HSDPA 7.2 / HSUPA 5.76 900/2100
EDGE/GPRS 850/900/1800/1900
Processor 800MHz Processor
Display 3.65” HVGA TFT LCD
OS Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
Camera Main(Rear): 3 MP AF with LED Flash
Video Playback : WVGA@30fps
Recording : VGA@30fps
Codec : MPEG4/H.263/H.264
Audio Codec : MP3, OGG, AAC, AAC , eAAC , WMA
3.5mm Ear Jack, Stereo FM Radio with RDS
Value-added Features Samsung Apps
Samsung Kies 2.0 / Samsung Kies air
Samsung TouchWiz
Social Hub
- Integrated Contacts, Integrated Calendar, Unified Inbox
- Basic: POP3/IMAP Email & IM
Music Hub
Google™ Mobile Services
- Gmail™ , Google Talk™ , Google Search™ , YouTube™ , Android Market™
- Google Maps™ with Google Places and Google Latitude™
Office Tools
Anti scratch window
Torch light
Connectivity Bluetooth® technology v 3.0 HS
USB 2.0
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Sensor Accelerometer, Digital compass, Proximity
Memory 150MB Internal memory 2GB inbox microSD (up to 32GB)
Size 121.5 x 65.9 x 11.95 mm, 135g
Battery 1500 mAh

*All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
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