Samsung Galaxy XCover Pro goes official with IP69 rating, mPOS functionality

08 January 2020
It's aimed at businesses, especially ones that have employees out in wet, cold conditions. It launches at the end of the month.

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ProJames-CHM, 08 Jan 2020And you completely missed the point of this device. This isn't a... moreSolution is don't buy, as simple as that. LOL So many people are complaining, I just cannot understand the complains. If you don't like it then don't buy. Easy right?

why finland first, for the world championship in mobile phone long throw ?

  • Anonymous

Why does a phone targeted at mPOS and heavy industry even need a selfie camera? More screen, more battery; come on, get a clue Samsung!

  • Anonymous

NipponFan, 09 Jan 2020fingerprint reader on the right side that's embedded to the powe... moreThe power of the free market

This is a complete phone, i hope it has 128GB version too, and 256GB why not!

  • chinhphuc

I wonder if Dex is available...

  • Anonymous

WirelessWonkFL, 09 Jan 2020Well I will point out 2 features here that are relevant to both ... moreMemory and screen size don't go comparable
you ment the resolution

Alex 94, 09 Jan 2020I thought that cat s32 with 300€ is expensive. But when I saw t... morethough,it has better specs and overall camera and not super rugged look.

  • Anonymous

nice.

Well I will point out 2 features here that are relevant to both rugged and standard phones: The removable battery is interesting - makes perfect sense for an enterprise use case but it's also an option many would like to have on the non-rugged models. Also the 4GB memory is a little light for the display size - adequate for now given this handset isn't meant for gamers, but maybe not future proof...

  • Apple stinks

Anonymous, 09 Jan 2020No offense,but not everything is invented by sony, all major OEM... moreExcluding Apple. They copy everything from the other companies, put a different name and sell it at higher price. Sony invents most and it's the most underrated company as Apple is the most overrated one.

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NipponFan, 09 Jan 2020fingerprint reader on the right side that's embedded to the powe... moreNo offense,but not everything is invented by sony, all major OEMs are coming up with innovations.

I thought that cat s32 with 300€ is expensive. But when I saw this, I'm shocked.

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Mik, 08 Jan 2020Why punch hole when there's bezel?Probably because it's a standard LCD screen - similar screen is used in the Honor 20 among others. Why make another different screen for what is going to be a low sales device, when there's already a LCD available with a punch-hole?

fingerprint reader on the right side that's embedded to the power button...


Sony invents

Apple patents

Samsung sells

F**k that injustice

Anonymous, 09 Jan 2020I assume putting camera on protective bezel wouldn't make it pas... moreIP-certifications don't care about fragility, as long as water and dust don't get in. It might be relevant for the MIL-based drop rating, though.

That being said, I don't put too much stock into this being the only option after long and careful development. They still have a button and probably a headphone jack up in there, it is not just bumper plastic. And they could have made it a mm taller if space really was a premium - the phone is still pretty compact for a rugged device. And a screen with a hole cam is likely less robust than one without it.

I think it is far more likely that Samsung considers hole cams to be part of their current Galaxy look, so all of them have to have it, and/or they happened to have cheap access to this particular screen and built the phone around it.

  • Anonymous

Mik, 08 Jan 2020Why punch hole when there's bezel?I assume putting camera on protective bezel wouldn't make it pass the IP68 certification.

I'm sure people at Samsung had tried many options before went with this design.

  • Mik

Why punch hole when there's bezel?

Whackcar, 08 Jan 2020Some ignorant people are bashing the design like it matters. You... more"Yo, why this lizard look like a lizard? I want a dog looking lizard!"

Pretty much what people are doing

I'mPhone, 08 Jan 2020I don't care about looks. But the price is 500 euros, and seems ... moreAnd you completely missed the point of this device. This isn't a "value for money" device. This is a rugged phone for the enterprise market and individuals that work in rough environments. If you're nitpicking like this, you're not the target demographic