Samsung Galaxy XCover Pro Rugged Phone Goes Official with $499.99 Price Tag

Galaxy XCover Pro

After numerous leaks and rumors, Samsung has finally launched its yet another rugged smartphone dubbed Galaxy XCover Pro in the US. Just like any other rugged phone, the device can withstand extreme conditions. It comes with a heavily protected exterior along with an improved touchscreen that can work even in rain and snowy conditions. Interestingly, the phone has two programmable buttons that one can use for the push-to-talk features.

Samsung Galaxy XCover Pro: Price, Availability

The Galaxy XCover Pro smartphone comes in a single storage variant with 4GB RAM and 64GB onboard storage. It is available in a single Black color option. Coming to the price tag, it will be up for grabs starting from the first half this year in the US for a price tag of $499.99.

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Specs, Features

Talking about the specifications, the smartphone features a 6.3-inch Infinity-O IPS LCD display with a resolution of 2340×1080 pixels, 409 PPI density and an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. The display is protected by a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 5. Under the hood, the Galaxy XCover Pro runs on Exynos 9611 SoC paired with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. The onboard memory is expandable to up to 512GB via MicroSD card.

In terms of optics, there is a dual-camera module located at the back featuring a 25MP primary sensor and an 8MP ultrawide secondary lens. For selfies, there is a 13MP front snapper located inside the punch-hole cutout. The phone comes with an IP68 water rating. This means that the phone can withstand 30 minutes of water dipping to up to 1.5m. Furthermore, it comes with military standard and drop-to-concrete resistance from up to 1.2m.

Powered by 4,050mAh battery, the phone runs on the latest Android 10 with One UI 2.0 on top.  For biometrics, there is a side-mounted fingerprint sensor along with software-enabled face unlock. Other specifications include Bluetooth 5.0, 15W fast charging support, pogo pin charging support, NFC, Type-C port and 4G VoLTE.

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