Samsung appears to be working on a new rugged smartphone under its popular Xcover series. We’re talking about the Samsung Galaxy Xcover 5. This is not the first time we’re hearing about the smartphone. In fact, it has passed through numerous regulatory bodies to receive the necessary certifications and approval. Well, the device has now surfaced on Bluetooth SIG, and here’s what it reveals.
Galaxy XCover 5 gets Bluetooth certification!
As per the Bluetooth listing, Samsung Galaxy XCover 5 will arrive with a model number SM-G525F. The dual-SIM variant, on the other hand, bears the model number SM-G525F_DS. It is worth noting that the LTE variant of the smartphone has appeared on Bluetooth. For those who’re unaware, few reports claim that Galaxy Xcover 5 will also arrive with 5G connectivity. If that’s the case, then this might be the company’s first rugged smartphone to do so.
It wouldn’t be a Bluetooth listing unless it mentions which Bluetooth version the device will sport. Of course, we’re looking at the latest Bluetooth 5. Usually, Bluetooth listing doesn’t reveal much about any device and that’s the same case here. As mentioned earlier, this is not the first time we’re hearing about the device.
Considering previous leaks and rumors, the Galaxy Xcover 5 will arrive with a 5.3-inch TFT LCD panel having a resolution of 1600 x 720 pixels. Under the hood, the device will make use of an Exynos 850 chipset paired with 4GB RAM and 64GB built-in storage. Of course, there’s going to microSD card slot for storage expansion.
In terms of optics, we’re looking at a 16MP lens with an f/1.8 aperture. For selfies and video calling, there is a 5MP front shooter with an aperture of f/2.2. All of these are backed by a 3000mAh battery with 15W fast charging support. Other features include Android 11-based One UI 3, NFC, Samsung Pay, Samsung Knox, IP68 protection, and of course, standard military-grade MIL-STD-810G.
The launch seems imminent!
For those who’re unaware, a new smartphone has to go through a few regulatory processes before it can land on the market. Samsung Galaxy Xcover 5 has already appeared on GeekBench and FCC for certifications. Now that it has received Bluetooth certifications, it is safe to assume that it is inching closer to its official unveiling. We might even see some details surrounding the alleged 5G variant as well.