Samsung’s Galaxy Xcover line of rugged smartphones is pretty popular in select markets. Samsung is expected to launch a new model soon called the Galaxy Xcover 5. While a launch date is yet to be announced, a leak has revealed what the phone looks like along with its specifications.
First published by Winfuture.de, the German blog reports that the Galaxy Xcover 5 will have a 5.3-inch display, making it one of the Android phones with the smallest displays released this year. Don’t expect a really small form factor as the images show that the phone has pretty thick bezels. The resolution of the screen is 1480 x 720 which translates into a 16:9 aspect ratio and there is a sheet of Gorilla Glass 6 over it. For the back panel, the phone has textured plastic with corners that are reinforced to absorb shocks from falls.
Samsung will ship the Xcover 5 with an Exynos 850 processor. The octa-core processor has a clock speed of 2.0GHz and is paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of expandable storage. According to the source, there is a possibility that there will be other memory variants.
There is a single camera on the back of the phone – a 16MP f/1.8 camera with a red ring around it and two LEDs for flash positioned directly underneath. The front-facing camera is a 5MP sensor with an f/2.2 aperture
The Exynos 850 is not a 5G processor, so what you get is support for 4G LTE networks. There are spaces for two nano-SIM cards and both can be set to 4G. The phone also has Bluetooth 5.0, support for 5GHz Wi-Fi, NFC, GPS, USB-C, and an audio jack. This is a rugged phone, so it has an IP68 waterproof rating and is MIL-STD 810G certified. There is no fingerprint scanner but you get face recognition.
Samsung ships the Xcover 5 with a removable 3000mAh battery that supports 15W fast charging. Thankfully, the device will run Android 11 out of the box and will be available in Graphite Black in Europe when it launches later this month. The Galaxy Xcover 3 weighs 172 grams and measures 147.1 x 71.6 x 9.2 millimeters. It is expected to cost between €289 and €299.
If you are wondering why the Galaxy Xcover 5 has worse specs than the Galaxy Xcover Pro that was launched in January 2020, that is because this a successor to the 2017 Galaxy Xcover 4. There is no news of a successor for the Xcover Pro but it is still the best Xcover phone you can get right now.
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