We’ve seen Samsung’s new rugged smartphone with a removable battery, the Galaxy XCover Pro because the company made it public on its Finnish website before taking it off. However, today the company officially announced this phone, which will be available in the United States in the first half of 2020 for $ 499. Samsung says it is working with Verizon to bring the phone to market.
For $ 499, you get a phone with a pluggable battery that has a 4,050mAh battery. The phone even supports 15W fast charging and comes with a special base using Pogo Pin. XCover Pro is intended for use by workers in an industrial environment or in the field, so in theory, huge batteries can enable workers to use their phones for long periods of time and can choose to replace them with new ones in an emergency.
The phone also has two programmable buttons, and Samsung says it can program applications such as push-to-talk. If you are a Microsoft Teams user, you can use this button with the new Microsoft Teams Walkie Talkie feature.
Samsung said that XCover Pro is also EMV Level 1 certified, which means you can pay customers by clicking on an NFC-equipped credit card, phone or watch a Galaxy phone. The phone has Samsung’s point-of-sale software built-in, and the company says Visa has approved the phone’s “phone-to-phone” payment pilot program.
To help the phone better withstand the damage of elements, Samsung said that it has IP68 dust and water resistance, can withstand drops of up to 1.5 meters and has passed MIL-STD 810G certification, which should theoretically be able to withstand extremes Altitude, temperature, humidity, and other difficult conditions.
With mid-range specifications
Otherwise, the specifications of the phone will be in the medium range: a 6.3-inch 2220 x 1080 display (Samsung said it can be used with gloves), a 2GHz eight-core Exynos 9611 processor, 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage (supports up to 512GB microSD storage). For cameras, the phone has a 13-megapixel front camera and two rear cameras at the corner of the screen: a 25-megapixel camera and an 8-megapixel camera.
It will also be available with the latest Android 10 and Samsung’s One UI 2.0, contrary to earlier news that the XCover Pro is running Android 9 Pie.
XCover Pro does not have an AMOLED display, so we removed that information from the article.