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Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3 hits the US via Amazon

Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3 4G LTE Android smartphone with IP67 rating
Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3
This IP67-rated Android smartphone comes with IP67 protection from the elements, 4G LTE connectivity, and the 8 GB variant (SM-G388F) retails for $300 USD.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Active is one of the best rugged Android smartphones one can get in the US, coming with top specs and IP68 rating, but it also has a major drawback, namely its price. While the S6 Active retails for $695 USD unlocked, the Galaxy Xcover 3 costs less than half. Obviously, it also has lower specs and its protection from the elements is only rated IP67.

Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3 is powered by a quad-core Marvell Armada chip, sporting 1.5 GB of memory and 8 GB of internal storage. Its 4.5-inch display has a low-end resolution of only 800X480 pixels. The two cameras also place it in the entry level area of the market - 2 MP on the front and 5 MP on the back. Unfortunately, the handset only comes loaded with Android KitKat and its 4G LTE capabilities cannot be used on AT&T and T-Mobile.

Amazon reseller CANGURO currently has 8 Galaxy Xcover 3 SM-G388F units in stock. The only color available is dark silver and the price of this 8 GB, factory unlocked rugged smartphone is $300 USD.

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Codrut Nistor, 2015-06-29 (Update: 2015-06-29)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.