SAMSUNG HAS LAUNCHED the Galaxy XCover 4, a rugged Nougat-powered smartphone that's designed for outdoorsy types and people working in extreme conditions.
Unveiled at the arse-end of Mobile World Congress (MWC), where the firm also unveiled a duo of Android and Windows 10 tablet devices, the Samsung Galaxy XCover 4 is fully water and dust resistant and comes with MIL-STD 810G certification, which means it's designed to withstand extreme temperatures, mechanical shocks and vibrations and intense solar radiation.
There's also a built-in "Glove Touch" mode, for using the handset while, er, wearing gloves.
Aiming at business users, the Galaxy XCover 4 comes with Samsung Knox 2.7 preinstalled, which Samsung claims "provides defence-grade security from the moment the smartphone is turned on"
Elsewhere the smartphone - which features a slimmer chassis than its chubby XCover 3 predecessor - packs a 5in HD TFT display, as opposed to the high-res AMOLED screens found on the firm's flagship smartphones. A 1.4GHz quad-core processor backed up by 2GB RAM sits under the hood, alongside a 2,800mAh battery and 16GB built-in storage, expandable up to 256GB via the onboard microSD slot.
You'll also find a 13MP main camera, a 5MP front-facing camera with flash, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC and a standard microUSB charging port.
Jean-Daniel Ayme, corporate VP of Samsung's European mobile division, said: "At Samsung, we continuously endeavour to ensure our customers have the most advanced products that meet their needs for both work and pleasure.
"The XCover 4 is a true testimony to our pursuit of innovation, possessing a range of great features which make it the perfect tool for working in any environment, whilst embracing the core Galaxy foundation with its design".
The Samsung Galaxy XCover 4 will be available across Europe next month, but no pricing details have yet been announced. µ
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