Source: Naija Tech Guide
The Samsung Galaxy Xcover Pro is packed with features that made the previous Galaxy Xcover phones, as well as the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S8 active goto smartphones for people in need of a rugged smartphone. The Xcover pro houses a solid chassis, awesome software upgrades, good battery and lots more. Here we explore the Samsung Galaxy Xcover Pro specs and price.
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Key Specs & Features
- 6.3-inch, IPS LCD Display, 1080 x 2340 pixels (409 ppi)
- Android 10.0; One UI 2
- 4GB RAM
- Octa-core Exynos 9611
- 64GB Built-in Storage, up to 512GB Memory Card
- 25MP + 8MP Dual Rear Camera
- 13MP Front Camera
- 4G LTE
- Fingerprint sensor (Side-mounted)
- Water and Dust Proof (IP68 certification)
- 4050mAh Non-Removable Li-Po Battery
The Design and Display
The Samsung Galaxy Xcover Pro features a unique design that doesn’t immediately sell it off as being a rugged smartphone. The bulkiness peculiar to a lot of rugged smartphones is absent here.
The Samsung Galaxy Xcover Pro offers a very subtle design on a chassis that can withstand some serious beating.
Speaking on serious toughness, the Samsung Galaxy Xcover pro has an IP68 water and dust rating, which allows it to stay in 1.5m of water for 35 minutes without getting damaged. It is also built to withstand a fall of 4.9 feet without a case.
The smartphone is home a capacitive fingerprint sensor and also two programmable buttons, that can be set for flashlight control, creating text messages using your voice e.t.c.
The build comprises of a tough chassis, rubber edges to neutralize shock and gorilla glass 5 protecting its display.
The display on the Samsung Galaxy Xcover pro, is a 6.3-inch IPS LCD display, with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2340 and a screen density of 409 ppi.
This display is a hole to a punch-hole camera, something that became a trend in 2019.
The bezels surrounding the display on the Samsung Galaxy Xcover Pro is an improvement of what we had on Xcover smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4 from the past, has there is an immense reduction in size.
The trio of physical hardware keys as seen on previous Xcover devices has also been eliminated, its all software now.
Samsung says the Galaxy Xcover Pro is fit for rain and snow. It features a glove mode that lets you use its capacitive touchscreen when wearing gloves.
It features a single color option. Bear it in mind that it features a black colored chassis.
A meticulous inspection of the camera hardware on the Samsung Galaxy Xcover pro reveals that Samsung didn’t go all out. Camera hardware isn’t uber by any means. But they are certainly going to churn out good pictures.
On the rear, the Samsung Galaxy Xcover Pro features a dual-camera system. Which comprises of a 25MP primary camera with an aperture of f/1.8 and an 8MP ultrawide camera with an aperture of f/2.2.
This dual-camera system is capable of taking photos in HDR, Panorama and also shooting 720p and 1080p videos with frame rates maxed at 30fps.
The selfie camera is a 13MP camera wide camera, capable of shoot photos in HDR and videos in 720p and 1080p with frame rates maxed at 30fps.
Hardware and Software
The Samsung Galaxy Xcover Pro falls short of Samsung’s latest advancements in smartphone hardware specs. It is a mid-range smartphone with capable specs.
It features an Octa-core Exynos 9611 processor, which is a 10nm processor and also a Mali-G72 MP3 GPU.
The Samsung Galaxy Xcover Pro features a 4GB RAM, 64GB of internal storage with up to 512GB for storage expansion via Micro SD.
It features a Removable 4050mAh Li-Po battery. The Samsung Galaxy Xcover Pro supports 15W fast charging.
On the software side, the Samsung Galaxy Xcover Pro runs the Samsung One UI 2 on top of the Android 10 operating system.
The Samsung Galaxy Xcover Pro is A Walkie Takie
The Samsung Galaxy Xcover Pro places itself in a sweet spot, which makes a goto smartphone for an organization in need of an effective means of communication, without having to cater to extra expenses.
To cut the long story short, the smartphone can be used as a walkie talkie.
It features a walkie talkie system, which is powered by Microsoft’s push to talk system. This walkie talkie feature lets people communicate without having to pay for calls or data. Please note that this feature work within a certain range.
The Samsung Galaxy Xcover Pro features a 3.5mm headphone jack, a USB Type C (USB 2.0) port, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0 and NFC.
Internet connectivity on the Samsung Galaxy Xcover Pro is capped at 4G LTE. It doesn’t support 5G connectivity.
Samsung Galaxy Xcover Price and Availability
The price of the Samsung Galaxy Xcover Pro is around $556, which is about 201,550 Naira.
The Samsung Galaxy Xcover Pro is expected to be available for purchase from January 31st.
Samsung Galaxy Xcover Pro Specs
Here are a few specs of the Samsung Galaxy Xcover Pro:
- Platform: Android 10, One UI 2
- Processor: Octa-Core Processor, 2.3 GHz quad-core Cortex-A73 & 1.7 GHz quad-core Cortex-A53 (Exynos 9611)
- GPU: Mali-G72 MP3
- Memory: 4GB RAM
- Colours: Black
- Dimension: 159.9 x 76.7 x 10 mm
- Weight: 179 g
- SIM Type: Nano-SIM
- SIM Count: Single SIM or Dual SIM
- Display: 6.3-inch IPS LCD Display, 1080 x 2340 pixels, 409 ppi
- Screen Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 5
- Foldable Display: No
- Rear Camera: 25MP (wide) f/1.8 + 8MP (Ultra-wide) f/2.2
- Rear Camera Features: LED flash, HDR, panorama, 720p @ 30fps, 1080p @ 30fps
- Front Camera: 8MP Camera, HDR, [email protected], [email protected]
- Built-in Storage: 64GB
- Memory Card Support: up to 512GB microSD
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
- 2G CDMA 1X: –
- 3G WCDMA: 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 MHz
- 3G CDMA EVDO: Yes (optional)
- 4G LTE: Yes
- 5G: No
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: Yes
- CDMA EVDO: Yes (optional)
- 4G LTE: Yes
- 5G: –
- WLAN: –
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
- Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX
- NFC: Yes
- Infrared Blaster: –
- USB Port: Yes, USB Type C (USB 2.0)
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Email Protocol: –
- Music Player: Yes
- Video Player: Yes
- FM Radio: Yes
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
- Maps: Yes
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: Yes
- Barometer: Yes
- SpO2: Yes
- Pedometer: –
- Heart Rate Monitor: Yes
- Gyroscope: Yes
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (Side-mounted)
- Iris Scanner: No
- Face Unlock: No
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes, Bixby
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
- Voice Control: Yes
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
- Wireless Charging: No
- Built-in Mobile Payment: Yes
- Water Resistant: Yes (1.5m of water in 35 minutes)
- Dust Resistant: Yes
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: Yes
- Document Viewer: –
- Document Editor: –
- Battery: 4025 mAh Li-Po Battery (Removable)
- Talktime: –
- Standby Time: –
- Fast Charging: Yes, 15W Fast Charging