The Samsung Galaxy XCover Pro is the latest rugged smartphone from the company. It was quietly unveiled alongside the Galaxy A71 and A51.
The phone is water and shockproof and can withstand falls from 1.5m (earned IP69 and MIL-STD-810G certifications). It has two programmable buttons, which can be customized to perform various functions (e.g. turn on the flashlight). The display can be used with gloves and even when it's wet.
This device is clearly aimed at businesses as it can operate as a mobile point of sale (mPOS), handling everything from scanning barcodes to managing payments. Everything is secured with KNOX, of course.
The Xcover Pro is powered by the Exynos 9611 SoC paired with 4GB RAM and 64GB of storage onboard, plus up to 512GB more on a microSD card. The phone will run Android 9 Pie out of the box.
The XCover Pro has a fingerprint reader on the right side that's embedded to the power button. It also has two programmable buttons – one at the top and the other on the left.
The Galaxy XCover Pro packs removable a 4,050 mAh battery, it can be charged through the USB-C port at up to 15W. It measures a hair under 10mm thick and weighs 217 grams.
The Galaxy XCover Pro will become available from January 31 at a price of €500. Finland will be one of the first countries to get it.
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