It’s been virtually a few years since I spent some hands-on time with Samsung’s XCover Pro, a rugged Android handset with out the same old bulk that you simply would possibly anticipate from such a tool. There was loads to love about that cellphone, and lots of of these highlights seem to have discovered their approach to Samsung’s brand-spanking new Galaxy XCover 6 Pro.
To be clear, I have not spent any hands-on time with the newest mannequin. It’s not really out to retail but (it is going to be quickly), however no less than on paper, it appears like one other serviceable cellphone for people who want a sturdy workhorse and who’re entrenched within the Android ecosystem.
Samsung says the Galaxy XCover 6 Pro is designed to endure excessive working circumstances. That interprets to a sturdy MIL-STD-810H licensed design. It additionally options an IP68 score and Corning Gorilla Glass Victus+. The sum of all these elements and certifications is a promise that it could possibly “withstand severe weather, drops, and other hazards that come with working in the field.”
“While the Galaxy XCover6 Pro is among the most durable smartphones available, it’s also one of the least bulky. Its toughness is balanced with a stylish, sleek design more commonly found on consumer devices, giving it a slimmer and more ergonomic feel than traditional ruggedized smartphones,” Samsung says.
Putting dimensions to that declare, the cellphone measures 168.8 x 79.9 x 9.9 millimeters (6.65 x 3.15 x 0.39 inches) and weighs 235 grams (8.29 ounces). To put these numbers into perspective, the Galaxy S22 Ultra measures 163.3 x 77.9 x 8.9 millimeters an weighs 229 grams. So the rugged Galaxy XCover 6 is ever-so-slightly thicker and weighs only a tad extra.
The show is a 6.6-inch FHD+ TFT display with a 120Hz refresh price. This is powered by an unspecified 6nm octa-core processor (Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G, almost certainly) and 6GB of RAM. Other options embrace 128GB of built-in storage (expandable through microSD supporting as much as 1TB), a 13MP (f/2.2) entrance digicam, 50MP (f/1.8) essential + 8MP (f/2.2) ultra-wide rear cameras, Wi-Fi 6E, 5G, and a user-replaceable 4,050 mAh battery.
A replaceable battery has been a staple of the Galaxy XCover, and hearkens again to an earlier period in smartphone design (as of late virtually all premium smartphones have non-removable batteries). And as soon as once more, Samsung can also be touting push-to-talk performance in order that staff can basically use the cellphone as a walkie-talkie.
The Galaxy XCover 6 Pro will probably be accessible this month in choose markets throughout Europa, Asia, and the Middle East, adopted by an expanded launch someday later. Pricing has not but been introduced.