Rugged devices are not many and rather apportioned, which is perhaps the reason Samsung has announced its Galaxy Xcover Pro in a very quiet way that almost anyone missed it. The smartphone has, though, some features than many might find quite interesting.
The smartphone has definitely been developed to be durable, and it even has a MIL-STD-810 certification. That means it should be able to resist a lot of mistreating, dissimilar to almost all the other Samsung devices. Coming with no parade, the smartphone has been confirmed in Finland by WinFuture.de.
Under the hood, the Samsung Galaxy Xcover Pro will pack an octa-core Exynos 9611 processor, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of internal storage, which can be expanded thanks to a microSD port. The mobile phone features a 6.3-inch LCD display, which has a punch hole notch and a 20:9 aspect ratio.
Available in Europe
The Galaxy Xcover Pro has a removable 4,050 mAh battery that supports 15W fast charging. Moreover, the smartphone features IP68 water and dust resistance rating, and a dual rear camera array that packs a 25-megapixel wide and an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens. When it comes to the selfie camera, the display notch features a 13-megapixel sensor. At the side, the power button is also used as a throughput fingerprint scanner.
A downside of the device is the fact that it will sport Android Pie pre-installed, even though it would be surprising if the Android 10 update was not on the radar. That might be a party foul for some fans out there, but with just a handful of reliable, rugged smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy Xcover Pro is a great option, at least in theory.
When it comes to availability, it is not clear when the Xcover Pro will get outside of Finland, but WinFuture.de implies that it will sell for €499 (approximately $555) and is expected to be available on other European markets during February 2020.
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