The Galaxy Xcover 5 wasn’t left out the rumor mill and after a few interesting leaks pertaining to its specifications and design, Samsung’s next-gen rugged phone finally went official moments ago. The latest model will be available for purchase in Asia, Europe, and Latin America by the end of March, and availability will expand to additional regions at a later, unspecified date.
As expected, the Galaxy Xcover 5 is an enterprise device first and foremost, so it features push-to-talk capabilities and it supports the walkie talkie function in Microsoft Teams. So far, however, Samsung hasn’t mentioned a 5G variant being in the works, but an announcement pertaining to a 5G model could still happen later down the line.
A new rugged phone with a removable battery and Live Focus
Samsung has officially confirmed the Galaxy Xcover 5’s specifications today, some of which were already known. The 3,000mAh battery doesn’t come as a surprise but the company has finally put an end to the question of whether or not the Galaxy Xcover 5 has a removable battery. The answer is that it has, and the unit supports 15W fast charging.
The Galaxy Xcover 5 is equipped with a 5.3-inch HD+ TFT display and it’s powered by the Exynos 850 chipset paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The rear-facing camera has a resolution of 16MP, autofocus, and an f/1.8 aperture, while the selfie camera clocks in at a resolution of 5MP but has fixed autofocus and an f/2.2 aperture.
The camera setup takes advantage of Live Focus, while Samsung Knox Capture enables enterprise-grade scanning at a competitive value, without compromising device performance.
Samsung’s new rugged phone is equipped with one programable key, an LED flashlight, and it supports NFC-based transactions. The components are wrapped in a body that boasts an IP68 rating for dust and water resistance, as well as a MIL-STD810H certificate, meaning that the phone should be able to survive drops of up to 1.5 meters.
Pricing details haven’t been officially confirmed yet but previous rumors have hinted at a €299 price tag for Europe.