Samsung has debuted a new rugged phone, the Galaxy Xcover 3, that gets to keep its 3 physical buttons at the front (multitasking, Home and back). This handset gets the MIL-STD 810G certification, meaning it can withstand a drop from 1.2 meters.
It’s also rated IP67, so it’s both dustproof and waterproof for up 30 minutes in one meter of water. The product easily faces extreme temperatures and comes with a special Xcover key, that can turn on the flashlight or can be double tapped to open the camera. Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3 is 9.95 mm thin and runs Android 4.4, with the promise of an Android 5.0 Lollipop update.
On the hardware side, this unit brings LTE support in bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8 and 20 and integrates a 4.5 inch WVGA display, as well as a 1.2 GHz quad core CPU. There’s 1.5 GB of RAM inside, a 2200 mAh battery and 8 GB of storage, as well as a microSD card slot, a 5 MP main camera with underwater shooting mode and a 2 MP front shooter. The product will be showcased at CeBIT 2015.