Remember Samsung Galaxy XCover, the ruggedized Galaxy smartphone designed with enterprise in mind? Well, it has a new iteration called Samsung Galaxy XCover 5.
Samsung Galaxy XCover 5 has most – if not all – the features you expect of a tough, field device. These includes gloves-friendly touch screen – now with improved touch sensitivity, enhanced shock absorption that can sustain drops from up to 1.5 meters, IP68 rated dust and water resistance, and easy-to-charge and replaceable battery.
It is not best looking rugged device, IMHO, but it is here if your line of work needs a rugged smartphone and your prefer choice is a Samsung Galaxy. Skip ahead a brief rundown of the specifications.
Exynos 850 (8 nm)
Octacore (4x 2 GHz Cortex-A55 + 4x 2 GHz Cortex-A55)
5.3-inch HD+ (1,480 x 720 pixels)
IPS TFT display
147.1 x 71.6 x 9.2 mm
3,000 mAh removable battery
15W fast charging
Expandable with microSDXC card
Accelerometer, Proximity, Geomagnetic, Light, Gyroscope, NFC
Dual band Wireless 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
GPS (A-GPS), GLONASS, Galileo, Beidou
5 MP FF F2.2
16 MP AF F1.8
Pogo Pin, IP68-rated, MIL-STF810H certified, Face recognition, one programmable key, single or dual SIM
Available and pricing are not known at this point.
Meanwhile, if you are keen, be sure to keep your eyes peeled on Samsung Enterprise Solution page HERE.
All images courtesy of Samsung.