Specially designed for extreme lifestyles (and clumsy people) Samsung's Xcover range of smartphones come with extra protection against the perils of dust and water damage.
The Samsung Galaxy Xcover rocks a 3.6" display and a 3.2 MP camera, making it capable if low-end by today's smartphone standards. However, its proudest boast is its IP67 certification, which translates into an ability to submerge in up to a metre of water for 30 minutes without springing a leak. Try that with a Galaxy S2.
Despite the rough-and-ready shell, the Galaxy Xcover still measures only 11.95mm deep, making it about 3mm thicker than the Galaxy S2. It's also not a great deal heavier, weighing in at 135g to the Galaxy S2's 116g.
The Samsung Galaxy Xcover comes pre-equipped wiuth Samsung's Social Hub, letting users run their social networks, Twitter feeds and instant messaging conversations from the same place. Running Android 2.3 Gingerbread as it does, expect all the usual Google integration with Maps, Places etc.
The Samsung Galaxy Xcover will drop in the UK sometime before the end of the year. There's no word as yet on how much the Xcover will set you back, but we'd expect it to hover around the same price as the similarly specc'd, similarly rugged Motorola DEFY+, which will run you about £200 when it launches on September 30th.