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Galaxy Xcover 5 could be Samsung’s first 5G rugged smartphone

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Samsung is one of the few companies producing rugged devices for field workers. The company sells both rugged tablets and smartphones called Galaxy Tab Active and Galaxy Xcover respectively. A newer model in the former product category was only announced in late September in the form of Galaxy Tab Active3. Now, as per new findings, the company could be working on Galaxy Xcover 5.

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Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4s

According to GalaxyClub (via SamMobile), Samsung could soon launch a mysterious smartphone with model number SM-G501B. This handset was even spotted on HTML5TEST running Android 11. Going by its model number, the publication believes it to be Galaxy Xcover 5.

This phone is said to come with 5G connectivity. Therefore, the Galaxy Xcover 5 could be Samsung’s first 5G rugged smartphone. Also, as of now, the publication has not found any evidence of a 4G-only variant. Hence, if it exists, it should bear the model number SM-G500F.

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Having said that, though no information is available about its specifications, we can speculate it to come with mid-range features like any other Galaxy Xcover device. Thus, it may feature a mid-range 5G chip like Exynos 880, Snapdragon 765, or Snapdragon 690 to name a few.

Samsung SM-G501B Galaxy Xcover 5 HTML5TEST
Samsung SM-G501B Galaxy Xcover 5 HTML5TEST

Further, it will probably feature an LCD panel as they have a longer lifespan than OLED displays. That’s because companies don’t buy rugged devices for their field workers every year. In fact, Samsung releases newer models after a long period of time.

Anyway, we expect to know more about this phone in the coming days ahead of its official announcement, which will mostly happen via a press release as companies usually don’t do launch events for this type of product.

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