The handset represents the latest addition to Samsung’s XCover series, phones specifically designed to be more rugged than typical smartphones. Those working in the field might prefer such a device over a flagship, particularly if there’s a change you might damage it.
With the Samsung Galaxy XCover 7, the handset will feature MIL-STD-810H certification for protection against drops and bumps. It will also come with an IP68 rating which means that it is highly water-resistant. The best part, and this is something we think more phone makers should do, is that its 4,050mAh battery is user-replaceable!
As for the rest of the phone’s specs, we’re talking about a 6.6-inch FHD+ TFT display. Its refresh rate is 60Hz, but it boasts greater touch sensitivity for glove use. A 6nm octa-core chipset is powering the Samsung XCover 7. The company did not disclose the make and model, but it comes with 6GB of RAM and offers a base storage of 128GB. It is further expandable up to 1TB via microSD.
The back of the phone features a singular 50MP f/1.8 camera. The selfie cam is of the 5MP variety. The cameras are nothing to shout about, but then again, that’s not really the point. Other features include a customizable XCover Key, a barcode scanner, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
Samsung did not disclose the potential cost of the XCover 7, but they plan to launch it by the end of the month.