Samsung Galaxy Xcover hitting Blighty in December

November 22nd, 2011

Samsung Galaxy XcoverSamsung‘s rugged Galaxy Xcover smartphone will be available in Blighty from next month, the Korean manufacturer has confirmed to SoMobile.

Announced back in August, the Galaxy Xcover is Samsung’s first rugged smartphone to arrive running Android, and it boasts similar specs to Motorola’s Defy+. Like its main rival, the Samsung Galaxy Xcover is certified  by IP67 standard, which means it’s protected against dust, accidental drops, and up to one meter of water for up to 30 minutes. It also comes touting a reinforced scratch-proof display, which claims promises is “four to five times stronger” than a regular smartphone screen.

Other confirmed specifications include an 800MHz single-core processor, a 3.65-inch HVGA touchscreen with TouchWiz UI, a 3.2 megapixel rear-facing camera, integrated GPS, HSDPA and WiFi connectivity and up to 32GB of expandable memory.

Samsung is yet to talk pricing, but the Galaxy Xcover is currently available to pre-order from Handtec UK. The phone will cost you a reasonable £224.39 SIM free, and – matching up nicely with Sammy’s December release date – the retailer’s promising that stock is “coming soon”.

We’ll bring you more details as soon as we get them.