Samsung’s New Rugged Telephone Has Customized Buttons and a Replaceable Battery

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Samsung is including yet one more telephone to its US lineup. The Galaxy XCover6Pro is a rugged gadget designed primarily for industrial and enterprise use, not like Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S22 household or premium foldable Galaxy Z telephones. It should launch within the US on Oct. 22 after first debuting in different markets, and it is the South Korean firm’s first rugged telephone with 5G compatibility. US pricing hasn’t been introduced but.

The Galaxy XCover6Pro can face up to drops of as much as 1.5 meters, in line with Samsung. It comes with a number of particular options that are not discovered on most telephones, together with programmable buttons and a replaceable battery. Samsung can also be launching its rugged pill, the $649 (roughly £580, AU$980) Galaxy Tab Active4 Professional, within the US as we speak.

Each gadgets had been already introduced for different markets earlier this yr and retain most of the similar options. They’re each MIL-STD-810H compliant, that means they’ve undergone particular testing designed by the US navy to resist a sure threshold of altitude, humidity, immersion, salt fog, mud, vibration and drops. The Galaxy XCover6Pro and Galaxy Tab Active4 Professional each have replaceable batteries, however the pill may also operate and not using a battery, drawing energy from a automobile or kiosk if it must be used repeatedly. The telephone and the pill each help 5G. 

Every gadget has programmable buttons that may be personalized to behave as a shortcut for launching particular apps or options. Whereas replaceable batteries and customized buttons sound like helpful options for any telephone, the Galaxy XCover6Pro and Galaxy Tab Active4 Professional had been designed primarily for industrial use. Examples embody public security employees which may want to make use of the programmable button as a push-to-talk shortcut, or folks working in transportation and logistics who might must rapidly talk with dispatchers or go away gadgets of their autos below excessive climate situations.

Samsung's rugged Galaxy Active Tab Active4 Pro tablet

Samsung’s rugged Galaxy Energetic Tab Active4 Professional pill


On the within, the Galaxy XCover6Pro has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G processor, 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage that may be expanded to 1TB by way of a microSD card slot. It has a 6.6-inch display screen and a dual-lens digital camera with 50-megapixel and 8-megapixel sensors. It is also one of many few smartphones to nonetheless include a 3.5-millimeter headphone jack. It is rated IP68 for dust- and water-resistance and it has scratch-resistant Gorilla Glass Victus Plus.

Since these gadgets are designed for enterprise and industrial use, they will each be accessible by way of Amazon Enterprise and IT channel companions along with Samsung’s web site. The Galaxy XCover6 Professional can also be coming to sure carriers, though Samsung hasn’t stated which of them. 

Samsung is the most important smartphone producer on the planet by way of shipments, claiming 21% of the worldwide market in line with market analysis agency Canalys. However its rugged gadgets face competitors from different manufacturers corresponding to Caterpillar and Kyocera. CNET’s Brian Cooley named Kyocera’s DuraSport 5G, the Cat S62 Professional, UniHertz Atom XL and Sonim XP8 amongst the perfect rugged gadgets available on the market in 2021 (alongside Samsung’s earlier XCover Professional). 

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