Most smartphone manufacturers do not pay enough attention to secure models that can be used in situations where there is an increased risk of breaking the gadget. Such smartphones may be needed, for example, by the military, builders, fans of adventure holiday, and more. In other words – strong and reliable devices that are not afraid of falls, water, dirt and everything else that can happen one way or another outside a comfortable apartment or office.
Samsung has a series of Xcover smartphones for just such a case, the continuation of which was shown on Twitter by Evan Blass, a well-known accurate insider Evan Blass.
Unfortunately, according to published renderings, it is currently difficult to say what the case is made of. But the appearance alone already suggests that the smartphone is able to survive more than the fragile flagship models. The list of characteristics mentions the military strength standards MIL-STD-801H, which automatically means passing the tests of the ability to withstand various temperatures, falls, water, dust, strong accelerations, and more. The level of protection against moisture and dust is certified according to the IP68 standard.
Among other features, the Xcover6 Pro has a 6.6-inch IPS display with Full HD + resolution, an aspect ratio of 20:9, an image refresh rate of 120 Hz, and a high-sensitivity mode for responsive glove touch. It is protected by Gorilla Glass Victus + glass. The dimensions of the case are 168.8×79.9×9.9 mm with a weight of 235 grams.
The buttons on the body are programmable, so the power button and one more can be connected to individual actions. The power button also has a built-in fingerprint scanner, and a user’s face-scanning function is available with the front camera.
The exact model of the processor is not specified, although it is a 6-nanometer chip with eight cores. There is no memory capacity, the buyer will be presented with only one model with 6 GB in RAM and 128 GB in storage. The latter can be supplemented with a memory card of up to 1 TB. The smartphone supports 5G and has two SIM card slots, works with Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2, has NFC, and supports five navigation systems.
The main camera unit consists of a 50-megapixel wide-angle sensor with ƒ/1.8 and an ultra-wide-angle sensor with 8 MP and ƒ/2.2. In front there is a 13-megapixel camera with also ƒ/2.2.
An interesting feature of the Samsung Galaxy Xcover6 Pro is the replaceable battery. Its capacity is 4050 mAh. Additionally, you can purchase spare batteries and a charger for them. Also at the bottom of the smartphone there are contacts for POGO branded charging.
Evan does not specify when the protected model will be in stores and what its cost will be.