Samsung has officially unveiled a rugged device, the Galaxy Xcover 3. It looks more impressive than many expected the Android smartphone to be heading into its release.

Samsung has already unveiled their flagship Galaxy S smartphones of the year, so it’s time for the company to begin unveiling what will make up the middle-of-the-road devices within the family. The Galaxy Xcover 3 will be one of the more impressive utility devices that will be on the market – and likely will be what draws a lot of individuals to Android – who are looking for something that feels as sturdy as some of the older iPhone’s did.

It will measure in at just 4.5-inches and won’t have an overly impressive screen resolution – but the device will certainly not lag in appearance. It’s built with a rougher exterior, and looks like something that can actually hold up for two-years. This is a pleasant surprise for those who feel like very few smartphones are put on the market today – with the intention of the device lasting two years. It will even be able to survive being in a meter of water for 30-minutes while maintaining its life.

Inside the device will be a 1.26GHz quad-core processor and 1.5GB of RAM. Combine that with 8GB of internal memory – with the option to expand that out to 32GB and what you’re left with is a really solid mid-range device. It will feature a 5MP rear-facing camera and a 2MP front-facing camera. It’ll come stock with Android 4.4 KitKat, but it will also be upgradable to Android 5.0.

Perhaps most-impressively will be the casing that surrounds the phone which will be shock proof, and really focused on being as durable as possible. The smartphone is intended for individuals who might work outside or are prone to having the device damaged. Whereas those who are looking for a more dainty device might actually skip this entirely.

That being said though, anyone who is looking for an affordable – and durable – mid-range device really should consider the Galaxy Xcover 3. It can even handle heat and extreme cold, something that many users have grown tired on worrying about – when the device is on their person, and they are spending a long time out in the weather. Ultimately, this device really just does what a lot of people have been hoping and wishing would happen with a smartphone for years.

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