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We first saw a glimpse of the Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2 in mid-January, with an official announcement following shortly thereafter. While all eyes are probably on the Galaxy Note 8.0 here at MWC 2013, we haven’t forgotten about Samsung’s latest entry in the rugged smartphone market.

As is usually the case, you won’t find this type of phone packing the latest and greatest in specs. The Xcover 2 only sports a 4-inch display with 800 x 480 resolution, while powering the handset is a dual-core 1GHZ Cortex A9 processor.

The rest of the features include 1GB of RAM, 4GB internal storage with microSD support, 5MP main camera, VGA front cam, 1,700mAh battery, HSDPA/HSUPA, and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

As to what makes the Galaxy Xcover 2 the perfect companion for the outdoorsy type, the phone is both dust- and water-proof (IP67 certification), and, thanks to its thick shell, it can survive the harshest of terrains and withstand some general abuses.

Wondering how the device looks like in the flesh? Check out our hands-on preview of the Galaxy Xcover 2 below.

The Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2 will hit some markets in March at a yet-to-be-disclosed price.

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