Samsung has quietly unveiled the Galaxy XCover Pro amidst the ongoing CES 2020. The XCover Pro is a new addition to Samsung’s rugged line of smartphones and a successor to XCover 4, launched a couple of years ago.
The Galaxy XCover Pro shows off a modern-day look, unlike any previous XCover smartphones. A 6.3-inch LCD display with a 20:9 aspect ratio achieved through a punch-hole at the top left is what makes it unique over other rugged smartphones. The screen, alongside being contemporary, can be used with wet hands or while wearing gloves.
Powering the phone is Samsung’s Exynos 9611 chipset accompanied by 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. The phone gets its juice from a 4,050mAh battery with 15W fast charging.
Also, unlike most present-day smartphones, the XCover Pro has a removable battery — a thing of past. On top of that, the phone also gets an IP68 rating for water and dust resistance as well as US military standard certification (MIL-STD-810), mainly for durability and ruggedness.
Except that, the rear sees a dual-camera with 25MP primary sensor and 8MP ultra-wide lens. The front gets an 8MP selfie snapper.
The smartphone also has two programmable buttons that can help users turn on/off flashlight or write text messages using the voice. The side also has a separate power button and a fingerprint scanner for your convenience.
Out of the box, unfortunately, the phone still boots on Android 9 Pie but could get Android 10 updates in the near future.
As for the price, the Samsung Galaxy XCover Pro could go for €500 (~$556). The phone will be available in Europe for sale starting from February 2020.