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Samsung’s rugged XCover 5 phone shows up on testing website ahead of launch

Also seen is that the device is running Android 11 OS and is powered by an octa-core Exynos 850 processor.

Samsung Galaxy XCover Pro.
Samsung Galaxy XCover Pro. (Samsung)

Amidst all the news between Galaxy S21 series, upcoming Galaxy Note series and foldables, Samsung is not leaving one of its handset segments behind – Rugged phones, which is the XCover lineup. The company’s unannounced Galaxy XCover 5 has this time showed up on Geekbench benchmark platform (via MySmartPrice) with SM-G525F model number. According to the benchmark, Samsung XCover 5 scored 182 single-core and 1148 multi-core score. 

Also seen is that the device is running Android 11 OS and is powered by an octa-core Exynos 850 processor. In addition, the result is seen sporting 4GB RAM as well. There’s no other information given yet including when the device will launch and what new features will it include. However, what you can be sure about is that the XCover device will boast of a military-grade rugged build. This lineup is made for unique business needs. 

Samsung Galaxy XCover 5 on Geekbench.
Samsung Galaxy XCover 5 on Geekbench. (Geekbench (via MySmartPrice))

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It is worth adding that Samsung XCover Pro, which launched at the same time last year, came with IP68 water resistance along with MIL-STD 810G certification and drop resistance of up to 1.5 meter and glove mode for field users.

Some key specs included 6.3-inch FHD+ screen, Exynos 9611 SoC, 4GB RAM, 64GB storage with support for up to 512GB microSD card, 13-megapixel front camera, 25-megapixel + 8-megapixel rear cameras and 4050mAh battery.

Talking about Samsung phones that are yet to launch, a new report now states that the company may soon launch the Galaxy A72 smartphone as the page for the particular device has gone live on the Russia website.

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