Just days after releasing the Galaxy XCover Pro for European markets, Samsung has announced some news for American customers. The company mentioned over the weekend that the Galaxy XCover Pro will launch in the U.S. via Verizon Wireless. While Samsung hasn’t specified when the phone will arrive in the U.S., the company mentioned that it will reach shelves by 2020. The pricing for this smartphone has been set at $499, which is fairly decent considering what it brings to the table.
In case you need a refresher, the Galaxy XCover Pro comes with a 6.3-inch FHD+ (2340 x 1080) Infinity-O display, the octa-core Exynos 9611 chipset, 64GB of storage (expandable via microSD), 4GB of RAM, and dual rear cameras consisting of a 25MP primary sensor and an 8MP sensor. The front has a single 13MP camera for selfies.
Furthermore, the phone is MIL-STD-810G compliant and can sustain concrete drops from up to 1.2 meters, and it’s also certified IP68 for water and dust resistance. All these attributes, make the Galaxy XCover Pro one of the most rugged phones to launch this year.
The phone comes with Android 10 by default with Samsung’s custom One UI 2.0 skin on top. The Galaxy XCover Pro has a mammoth 4,050 mAh battery under the hood with Samsung complementing it with 15W fast charging. One of the key highlights of the Galaxy XCover Pro is that it comes with a removable battery.
Although Samsung has been relatively silent in the rugged phone business for quite some time now, this seems to be the right time for a revival of sorts.
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Via: Android Central