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Samsung Galaxy XCover 5 rugged smartphone now official

Samsung has announced a new rugged smartphone designed for the mobile workforce in tough environments, the Samsung Galaxy XCover 5.

The Samsung Galaxy XCover 5 features a rugged exterior with enhanced shock absorption to withstand drops of up to 1.5 meters. It is also IP68-rated for dust and water resistance, meaning it can be submerged in over a meter of water for longer than 30 minutes with complete protection against dust.



Professionals on the field required to wear gloves won’t be required to remove them thanks to its Glove Touch feature. It also has an integrated walkie-talkie (push-to-talk) function in Microsoft Teams, and a programmable XCover Key for quick access to frequently used apps such as LED flashlight, emergency calls, or maps.

Samsung Galaxy XCover 5 specs:
5.3-inch HD+ TFT display
Samsung Exynos 850 2.0GHz octa-core CPU
4GB of RAM
64GB of storage
16MP F1.8 AF rear camera
5MP F2.2 FF front camera
IP68 Water and Dust Resistance
MIL-STD810H certified
Face Unlock
Android 11
One programmable key
3,000mAh battery w/ 15W fast charging, Pogo Pin charging
147.1 x 71.6 x 9.2mm

The new Galaxy XCover 5 will be available starting March 2021, including but not limited to select markets in Asia, Europe, and Latin America, with availability expanding to other regions at a later date.

This article was written by Louie Diangson, Managing Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

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