Aimed towards business professionals and field workers, Samsung has officially launched the Galaxy XCover Pro rugged smartphone. Initially unveiled exclusively in Finland last week, the rugged smartphone will be available globally late this month.
The Samsung Galaxy XCover Pro sports a 6.3-inch FHD+ Infinity Display, which can be used with gloves and even when the screen is wet. The phone is weatherproof with a rating of IP68 for water and dust resistance, and boasts a MIL-STD-810G certification for enduring extreme weather conditions. With its own encasing, the XCover Pro could withstand impact and drops from a height of up to 1.5m.
Under the hood, the rugged smartphone is equipped with a Samsung Exynos 9611 SoC, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage (expandable up to 512GB via microSD card), and runs on the Android 10 operating system. It also comes with a 4050mAh battery that supports 15W fast charging, which is removable if the users wishes to top up power with a spare battery or have it replaced entirely if required.
The XCover Pro sports a dual rear camera setup consisting of 25MP and 8MP camera modules, while a 13MP front-facing camera is situated in the upper-left corner punch hole cutout of its Infinity display. Additionally, the phone also features a side-mounted fingerprint sensor and two buttons that can be customised to instantly launch certain applications, or activate functions such as the built-in flashlight.
Other features include NFC support, Samsung KNOX security, and Pogo pin charging support and compatibility with third-party charging docks. On top of that, the phone is also enhanced with unique partner-enabled mobility solutions such as the newly announced walkie-talkie function in Microsoft Teams.
The Samsung Galaxy XCover Pro will go on sale starting January 31 2020 and is priced at EUR500 (~RM2260). No mention of when the rugged smartphone will reach Malaysia, but as mentioned earlier – the phone is slated for a worldwide release.