Samsung’s last rugged smartphone was the Galaxy XCover 4s which was a mid-ranger. The South-Korean launched Galaxy Xcover Pro at CES 2020 with an overhauled design. The rugged phone was quietly unveiled that passed the FCC certification last month.
The surprising feature is its 4,050mAh removable battery. Since the Galaxy S6, Samsung stopped implementing a removable battery. Priced at $554 (₹9,596), the Xcover Pro has a premium design that will keep itself safe from various elements. It sports 6.3 inches Full-HD LCD Infinity-O display that has a relatively smallest bezels. It also comes with two programmable buttons.
The phone is a mid-ranger as it comes with Samsung’s Exynos 9611 octa-core processor, 4GB RAM, and 64GB internal storage with microSD expansion up to 512GB. There’s a dual-camera setup at the back which includes a 25MP main sensor and an 8MP ultra-wide sensor along with a 13MP selfie camera on the front.
As it’s a rugged phone, it comes with a military-grade impact resistance rating of MILSTD 810G. It can also survive in the rains as it’s equipped with an IP69 rating for water and dust resistance. This means that the Xcover Pro can endure high-pressure cleaning. The battery is a removable 4,050mAh battery with 15W charging support. It’s a great feature as users can switch batteries if charging isn’t an option. It ships with last year’s Android 9 Pie.
Talking about the two programmable buttons, users can tweak it to use the flashlight or create text messages through their voice. The volume buttons are a little higher on the left while the power button, which is on left, doubles as a fingerprint scanner for biometric identification. The Galaxy Xcover Pro will be available only in black. No tentative release date is announced. We’ll update you once its release date is confirmed.