Samsung Galaxy Xcover 5 now getting Android 13 and One UI 5.0

Victor, 04 December 2022

Samsung has been going at breakneck speeds with its Android 13 and One UI 5.0 update rollout. After its successor got the update back in mid-November, the Xcover 5 has now started receiving an Android 13, One UI 5.0 OTA.

The package is available for the SM-G525F model in a dozen or so European countries. The OTA update also contains November 2022 Android security patches.

Samsung Galaxy Xcover 5 now getting Android 13 and One UI 5.0

The Galaxy X Cover 5 is a fairly unremarkable addition to Samsung's rugged lineup that came out last year. Its spotlight feature, of course, is the ability to survive a 1.5m drop, as well as over 30 minutes submerged in 1m of water of an encounter with dust and sand. It is IP68 and MIL-STD810H rated.

Besides that, it has a 5.3-inch HD+ LCD, Exynos 850 chipset with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, a 3,000 mAh user-replaceable battery and a 16MP main camera that can double as an enterprise-grade barcode scanner.

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  • Anonymous
  • 07 Dec 2022
  • mxt

A lot of people, including the author, are missing the point of the phone. It's not ruggedness, but 5 years of security updates in a reasonably priced, flexible (as in, headphone jack + SD card) phone. There is no other on the market like it. Se...

The xcover WAS supposed to get it. On jan NEXT year. How is it that s21 hasnt. Also why lock updates through carriers. No everyone will be on samsungs boyfriend servers. It makes no sense. Just make it a download like, i do with downloading apps. Its...

I don't know why this smartphone exists I guess Samsung just wants a piece of every pie. which is a very good company strategy by the way but can also be bad if not done right

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