Samsung Galaxy XCover 5 announced as the company’s latest rugged Smartphone for field workers, offering a shock-resistant rugged exterior. support Glove-Touch feature on the display and powered by Exynos 850 processor.
The Galaxy XCover 5 is Samsung’s first rugged Smartphone in 7 years. Around 2016, the company introduced the Galaxy S7 Active smartphone, and after then, Samsung has been silent concerning military-grade mobile handsets.
Well, the XCover 5 definitely meets the expectations of workers in the field with pretty trending Smartphone designs. It brings a 5.3-inch HD+ LCD screen with 720 pixels resolution and comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection.
Samsung was more cautious about the display, they added support for Wet Touch, and most importantly, Glove Mode, which allows users who are required to wear gloves at work to operate the device seamlessly.
For a rugged Smartphone, you’d expect a little toughness, the Galaxy XCover 5 did not disappoint. With its enhanced shock-resistant rugged exterior, it can bounce back after falls from 1.5m (5 ft) and comes with MIL-STD810H certification.
It is not surprising that the device rated IP68 meaning it can spend over 30 minutes below 1m of water and is completely sealed against dust. It is a sleek-to-hold smartphone, which is thick at 9.2 mm and measures 172g.
The XCover 5 is engineered for use in tough work environments such as in the field and factories. Samsung worked with partners to provide integration usable in a wide variety of business scenarios. You might get to understand and see more when you are trying out the device.
Samsung XCover 5 features a push-to-talk function that allows you to use the device as a walkie-talkie with the Microsoft Teams app. Also, the Xcover Key can be customized to launch any app you like.
One way or the other, cameras might come in handy, and that is where the f/2.2 5-megapixels front-facing camera inside the top-display bezels comes to light. While the Samsung Knox Capture feature turns the f/1.8 16-megapixels rear camera into an enterprise-grade barcode scanner.
The connectivity features include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, and GLONASS. There is NFC support that allows the phone to be used as a transportation card to help workers commute to work. The phone will be available in single and dual SIM configurations.
It is powered by Exynos 850 Octa-Core (2GHz Quad + 2GHz Quad) 8nm processor with Mali-G52, coupled with 4GB RAM, and 64GB storage, which can be expandable up to 512GB through a dedicated MicroSD card slot.
Galaxy XCover 5 runs on Android 11 with Samsung One UI 3.1 and it features a replaceable 3000mAh battery, and you can easily charge this device through the USB-C port at 15W or a cradle that connects to the two pogo pins on the bottom edge.
The Samsung Galaxy XCover 5 will be priced in the UK online at the Samsung Business Shop for £329 and will be available from 12th March. While the Europe pricing starts at €289 and in Belgium, it will be available later today for €290. XCover 5 will make its way to other markets such as Asia and Latin America later on.