Samsung Xcover series has been known for its durability as it’s meant to be used in extreme conditions regardless of mud, water, or any protective gear, possibly in the way. Recently a new Xcover device was found passing through the famous benchmarking site, Geekbench. Now Samsung has silently made the new Xcover device i.e Xcover 4 official on its German website.
Like its predecessors, the Xcover 4 is designed with durability in mind. The new Xcover 4 is IP68 and MIL-STD 810G certified, which means it can withstand prolonged immersion in water at depths of up to 1.5 m for up to an hour, and is fully resistant to dust. MIL-STD 810G is a US military standard, used to test equipments at extreme temperature conditions, vibrations, exposure to solar radiation and many other similar torture. The Xcover 4 is guaranteed to withstand humidity and salt water. Both beyond the scope of most IP standards.
The Xcover 4 sports a 4,99-inch 720p TFT display, backed by a 1.4 GHz quad-core CPU, 2GB of LPDDR3 RAM, and 16GB of internal storage (10.1GB available for use out-of-the-box), which is expandable via SD cards of up to 256GB. The phone is powered by a 2,800 mAh battery and features a 13MP primary camera coupled with a 5MP selfie shooter. Just like every other Xcover model, the Xcover does not offer cutting edge specs, and its not meant for performance but for durability in extreme conditions.
The Xcover 4 runs Android 7.0 Nougat out of of the box. It is fully usable with gloves, which is to be expected from a phone suited for use in extreme conditions. Samsung says the rear-facing camera is capable of taking pictures even in very difficult conditions. Samsung Xcover 4 will be available in black only and is coming to Europe this April for €259.