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Samsung Galaxy xCover 5 rugged smartphone launched

Samsung Galaxy xCover 5 comes with IP68 rating for water and dust resistance. Check full specifications and features of the rugged phone here.

Samsung says the new handset is fit for field and factory work
Samsung says the new handset is fit for field and factory work (Samsung )

Samsung on Thursday announced the launch of Galaxy XCover 5. The rugged smartphone will be available later this month. It is priced at GBP 330 ( 33,500 approximately).

Samsung says its new Galaxy Xcover 5 is equipped with various features to handle demanding tasks. It comes with a shock absorption capability that allows it to withstand drops of up to 1.5 meters. The phone also has an IP68 rating for water and dust resistance. Just like other rugged Samsung phones, it also comes with a Glove-Touch feature for allowing users to use the phone while wearing gloves.

For security, it comes pre-loaded with the company’s Samsung Knox security solution. The company says the defence-grade security platform offers end-to-end encryption at every single layer of the device.

In terms of specifications, Samsung Galaxy XCover 5 comes with a 5.3-inch HD+ TFT display. The phone measures 147.1 x 71.6 x 9.2mm. It runs on Exynos 850 octa-core processor clocked at 2.0GHz. It also has 4GB of RAM and 64GB of built-in storage. On the software front, it has Android 11 out-of-the-box. A 3,000mAh battery (removable) powers the phone. The phone also comes with 15W fast charging support.

Samsung Galaxy XCover 5 has a 16-megapixel rear camera with an f/1.8 aperture. On the front, it houses a 5-megapixel camera with an f/2.2 aperture. It comes in dual-SIM/Single-SIM variants. Other features of the phone include face recognition for biometric authentication and NFC support.

Samsung is also offering the ability to integrate the walkie talkie function in Microsoft Teams.

“The push-to-talk function allows users to stay in contact with anyone throughout the day with a simple push of a button, making it easier for colleagues to communicate with one another. You can also configure which apps can be launched with the XCover Key – a customized feature that offers single-touch access to your most frequently used apps such as LED flashlight, emergency calls or maps,” the company said.

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