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Samsung B550 Xcover 3 rugged phone leaks online

Samsung B550 Xcover 3 rugged feature phone
Samsung B550 Xcover 3
The upcoming feature phone is expected to hit the market in Q2 for around $100 USD and while its specs are far from today's mid-range, it will offer IP67 certification and a design that appears rock solid.

Next to the Galaxy S6 Active and the upcoming Xcover 3 smartphone, Samsung will probably bring another rugged handset this year. This time, rumors claim it is a rugged feature phone, called B550 Xcover 3. This would be the second Xcover 3 device and seeing at least a third one showing up later this year seems very likely - maybe even a rugged tablet.

GSMArena's inside source revealed most specs of the Samsung B550 Xcover 3. These are its highlights:

  • Processor: SC7703A
  • Memory/Storage: 128 MB RAM; 128 MB internal storage and microSD support
  • Display: 2.4-inch QVGA with 240X320 pixels
  • Camera: 3 MP rear
  • Connectivity: 3G, Bluetooth, FM radio
  • Battery: 1,300 mAh

Samsung B550 Xcover 3 has no front camera and no "luxuries" such as GPS, 4G LTE, or WiFi connectivity. It clearly targets a niche market, but the fact that such devices continue to be released even by big companies like Samsung shows that rugged, basic phones with good protection from the elements and long battery life are still in demand.

This handset is expected to hit the market in Q2 2015 for roughly $100 USD. We will get back to the B550 Xcover 3 as soon as Samsung makes it official.


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Codrut Nistor, 2015-03-13 (Update: 2015-03-13)