Nothing for Softies: Samsung Galaxy XCover 5

Rugged Smartphone Nothing for Softies: Samsung Galaxy XCover 5

With the Galaxy XCover 5, Samsung expanded its Portfolio with another rugged Smartphone. The device is supposed to do, especially in the field as well as in factory halls to his service. For this purpose you can use it with gloves on and the battery is replaceable.


Made for use in harsh environments, the Galaxy XCover 5, Samsung.
Made for use in harsh environments, the Galaxy XCover 5, Samsung.

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With a Display Diagonal of 5.3 inches, the Galaxy XCover 5 by Samsung is a relatively compact. As by pressure on the XCover key on the side to open the most frequently used App and the Touch Display has a high level of touch sensitivity, the Smartphone even with a gloved hand. The Walkie-Talkie function can be integrated in the team, which will facilitate in combination with the Push-to-Talk function, communication between colleagues. Also convenient is the possibility to unlock the device using facial recognition using the front camera.

Because of the rugged Device falls from up to 1.5 m height from the can (the US military certification 810G), and in accordance with IP68 protection against water and dust, the Galaxy XCover 5, also for harsh working environments such as factories or warehouses.

Technical Data

Samsung has built in a XCover 5 the older Exynos 850 processor with 2.0 GHz frequency, 4 GB RAM, and a replaceable to 3,000-mAh battery that provides up to 15 watts of fast Charging via USB-support C. The 64 GB of flash memory which can be expanded via Micro-SD card. Samsung is, however, no capacity.

The main camera with 16 MP front camera with 5 MP. As operating system Android 11 is pre-installed. Connections Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, GPS and USB-C are available. The rugged Smartphone has space for two Nano-SIM cards. Can 5G device.

Price and availability

The Galaxy XCover 5 measures 147,1 x 71,6 x 9.2 mm and weighs 172 grams and is yet to come in March on the German market. The price Samsung is not called yet. Media estimates suggest it will cost around 300 euros.

In Germany it is intended to give the XCover 5 in addition, as the Enterprise Edition. This provides business customers with five years of regular Software Updates, availability in the Market for two years, as well as a free year, the Samsung Knox Suite.