Samsung has discreetly launched the Galaxy XCover Pro, a rugged smartphone that complies with MIL-STD-810G military standards and is IP68 certified. The phone is shockproof, waterproof, and is tested to withstand falls from as far 1.5 metres. Key features of the Samsung Galaxy XCover Pro include a 6.3-inch full-HD+ hole-punch display with wet touch and glove mode to enhance screen sensitivity, dual rear cameras, and a 4,050mAh battery.
The phone has two additional programmable buttons, an on-screen fingerprint reader, and a removable battery function that lets you replace the battery if needed.
XCover Pro price, release date:
Samsung XCover Pro is priced at EUR 499 (roughly N200,000), and will go on sale in a single Black colour option. The phone has been launched in Finland only, and will be available in the region from January 31. There is no word on when the company looks to launch it worldwide as of yet.
Samsung Galaxy XCover Pro specifications, design:
The Samsung Galaxy XCover Pro is seen to sport a hole-punch display with the cut out placed on the upper left of the screen. There’s a dual-camera setup at the back with two sensors placed vertically on the top left of the back panel The phone has an in-display fingerprint sensor, and the back panel is seen to sport a textured finish.
The Samsung Galaxy XCover Pro supports mPOS for payments and barcode scanners. It runs on Android Pie, features a 6.3-inch full-HD+ (1080×2400 pixels) TFT display, and is reportedly powered by the Samsung Exynos 9611 octa-core processor. The XCover Pro packs 4GB RAM, 64GB internal storage capacity, and supports further storage expansion using a microSD card.
For the imaging section, the Samsung Galaxy XCover Pro has a dual-camera setup with a 25-megapixel main sensor and an 8-megapixel autofocus secondary sensor. In front, the phone sports a 13-megapixel selfie shooter.
It packs a 4,050mAh battery with 15W fast charging support and has an on-screen fingerprint sensor. The phone measures 165.2 x 76.5×9.94mm, and weighs 217 grams. Sensors onboard include acceleration, compass, gyroscope, and proximity sensor.